(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) owner Matt Mullett has completed the private sale of the company to family-owned Bryton Marine Group.
AAM, located in Bellingham, Wash., is at the forefront of aluminum vessel design and manufacturing. The company has built a reputation for building technologically enhanced designs with characteristics that ensure high-speed travel, fuel efficiency and customization to fit operators’ needs.
“AAM is a formidable addition to our group; they are a great cultural fit with a highly talented team. Their keen focus on technological integration and commitment to shaping the future of hybrid-electric and hydrogen vessel implementation is inspiring.” said Byron Bolton, Bryton CEO.
All American Marine continues to forge new frontiers in vessel construction, from its ultra-low wake hydrofoil-assisted catamarans to some of the countries’ first hybrid-electric Coast Guard-certified Subchapter T and Subchapter K boats. As it completes the final touches on the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric passenger vessel, the company is now helping look forward to the possibility of a zero carbon future.
“Over the years, Byron and I have gained a mutual respect while building solid companies with similar values and focus on culture. I wouldn’t turn the ownership of my business over to just anyone. I am convinced that with this transition, AAM is well positioned to continue building state-of-the-art boats for our valued customers, to be a place for our highly-talented employees to thrive, and to be a significant asset to the Bellingham/Whatcom County community,” Mullett said.
Bryton has strong capital resources, a far-reaching distribution network, efficient production and increasingly advanced information systems. Bryton’s buying power and established systems will enable All American Marine to continue to pioneer cutting-edge marine solutions while operating as a standalone business within the group.
“Matt Mullett and I have fostered a relationship based on common ground and experience. He has built a great company, which now complements our group. Bryton now offers North America’s most comprehensive commercial aluminum vessel portfolio from 30 feet to 150 feet,’’ Bolton said.
All American Marine will continue to operate Bellingham. Bolton assumes the role of CEO with Mullett aboard in an advisory role. Ron Wille, AAM’s president, together with his management team will lead the business. AAM’s highly skilled workforce and 57,000-square-foot facility will remain the same.
– All American Marine