Scouting the Acquisition of Hunt Yachts by Hinckley Owner
Rhode Island-based Hunt Yachts has been bought by Scout Partners, LLC, the same company that purchased Hinckley Yachts in 2010. “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Hunt Yachts, Inc. by Scout Partners, LLC,” said Hunt Yachts president Peter Van Lancker. “I could not have designed a better stage for the future of Hunt Yachts’ brand, legacy, and products than this new ownership and partnership with Scout Partners and Hinckley.”
The partnership will give all Hinckley service yards access to all Hunt parts and technical advice to better service Hunt vessels.
Hinckley president and CEO Jim McManus commented on the acquisition, saying, “We welcome Peter Van Lancker, all the Hunt Yachts employees and owners to the family of Scout companies. The two companies have much to share and represent a wonderful cultural pairing. Together there is great strength, depth, and potential.”
Hunt will now operate under the name Hunt Yachts, LLC, and will carry on the same strong relationship it has with its exclusive design firm, C. Raymond Hunt Associates, and he company will remain headquartered at its Portsmouth, Rhode Island facility.