Sofram Acquires Century Boats

April 20, 2020

Yachting Journal

Private equity firm Sorfam Capital has announced the acquisition of the iconic American boat building company, Century Boats, in mid-March for an undisclosed amount. 

Sorfam Capital acquired the Century Boats’ parent company, All Craft Marine, and will continue operations at its headquarters in Zephyrhills, located just north of Tampa. Sorfam Capital and All Craft Marine were both represented by Anchors Aweigh Capital, a boutique investment banking and consulting firm focused exclusively on the Maritime industry.

Century Boats will now be led by President and CEO Lloyd R. “Skip” Sorenson, who is also Sorfam Capital’s Managing Partner and a fourth-generation shipbuilder who has been involved in a multitude of merger and acquisition transactions throughout his award-winning career. Founded in 1926, Century Boats is one of the oldest boat businesses in the United States. With over 10,000 vessels produced in its 95-year history, the brand is known for high-quality, off-shore fishing and in-shore family cruising boats.

Bryan Lucius, former President of Century Boats who has transitioned to Senior Vice President of Sales and Dealer Relationships, said, “We’ve been working with Anchors Aweigh for 18 months, their ideas and support have been instrumental in building backlog and positioning us for this next growth phase, we couldn’t be more excited.” Lucius will work alongside Sorenson on the company’s strategies and sales initiatives moving forward. His family remains part of the ownership group.

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