Custom Marine Group (CMG), a new partnership formed by the Ross and Wortley families, has purchased Baja Marine LLC, taking over ownership of Baja Marine, Fountain Powerboats, Donzi Marine and Pro-Line Boats. The Wortley family has been active behind the scenes at Baja Marine and Fountain Powerboats since the companies declared bankruptcy. The addition of the Ross family gives the company the resources it needs to reinvest, bring back employees and ramp up production.
The president of the company is Carol Price, who had recently been named to that position at Baja Marine. She had been with Fountain Powerboats and then Baja Marine for 29 years. “I’m proud to enter into a successful journey with Custom Marine Group and excited for great things to come,” Price says. “Our possibilities are truly endless. This is just what our employees, local community, vendors, and current and future dealer partnerships need.”
Fountain recently showed a new 38-foot center console model at the Miami International Boat Show and Palm Beach International Boat Show. Price says there are models from all four manufacturers in production on the floor, including a Donzi 35 ZR midcabin. All the boats under the corporate umbrella will be built at the former Fountain Powerboats factory in Washington, North Carolina, and each company will retain its own brand identity and website (www.fountainpowerboats.com, www.bajamarine.com, www.donzimarine.com, and www.prolineboats.com). Visit each manufacturer’s website for more information.