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Boats Group

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Type  Private
Products  Media
Founded  27 May 2011
Parent organization  Apax Partners
Area served  Worldwide
Website  Boats Group
Number of employees  150
Boats Group wwwboatsgroupcomwpcontentthemesdmmimagesma
Industry  Advertising and Software
Key people  Sam Fulton, CEO and Ian Atkins, Chairman
Headquarters  Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Subsidiaries  YachtCloser, Cosas de Barcos, Boat Trader, YachtWorld.com, boats.com, Inc.

Boats Group is owned by Apax Partners. Boats Group is a Norfolk, Virginia-based advertising and software company for the marine industry with niche titles: YachtWorld, BoatTrader.com and boats.com. In addition to Norfolk, Boats Group has operations in Fareham, Vancouver, Padova and Barcelona.



  • Dominion Marine Media (DMM) was established in May 2011, following the bringing together of all Dominion Enterprises marine assets; Boat Trader with YachtWorld and boats.com.
  • In 2014, DMM acquired Cosas de Barcos.
  • In July 2016, Funds advised by Apax Partners announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dominion Marine Media ("DMM"), from Dominion Enterprises, a subsidiary of Landmark Media Enterprises.
  • January 30, 2017, Dominion Marine Media acquires YachtCloser
  • On February 17, 2017, Dominion Marine Media (DMM) rebranded to Boats Group, LLC.
  • News

  • "Brunswick Corporation : Brunswick Launches Free Online Marketing Program With Dominion Marine Media For Brunswick Certified Dealers. Reuters. Oct 22, 2013.
  • "Boatbound Signs Partnership with Dominion Marine Media. Crowdfund Insider . May 3, 2014.
  • References

    Boats Group Wikipedia

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