MarQuipt acquires carbon fibre marine product division

MarQuipt has acquired the carbon-fibre marine products division of Fiberdyne Aerospace, based in Seattle, US.

MarQuipt is a Florida-based manufacturer of davits, cranes, and boarding systems, specialising in helping people and gear on and off yachts. Fiberdyne Aerospace is an ISO9100 certified company which develops and produces advanced carbon fibre parts and products in the aerospace, satellite, large drone, automotive and robotic prosthetics industries.

Fiberdyne president, Steve Zack says: “Our management staff and board are very pleased with the acquisition by MarQuipt. It is the right time, and MarQuipt is the right partner to acquire the marine products division.

“This acquisition allows Fiberdyne to focus on our core business and accelerate the expansion of our robotic and prosthetics divisions in both the United States and internationally.”

MarQuipt products include MarQ Series and Tender-Lift davits and cranes of every capacity, Sea Stair and Sea Ladder boarding equipment, manual gangplanks, and hydraulic passarelles.

“This acquisition allows MarQuipt to expand and improve carbon fibre product offerings and the associated client experience,” says MarQuipt president, Garnett Byrd.

“We have worked with Fiberdyne for 13 years providing carbon fibre Sea Stairs and other products to the recreational marine industry and Fiberdyne continues to provide technical support and staff training so we can [ensure] quality and consistency of product and establish an advanced composite facility here in south Florida.”