Sept 18, 2018

MasterCraft MCBC Holdings, Inc. the parent entity of MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC (“MasterCraft”), and NauticStar, LLC (“NauticStar”), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Crest Marine, LLC (“Crest”), a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of high-quality pontoon boats in the United States.

Terry McNew, MasterCraft’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very excited to welcome Crest to the MasterCraft Family. Crest is a well-respected, expertly built and uniquely positioned brand. The company’s pontoon boats provide us with additional product diversity and presence in the attractive pontoon segment, as well as further establishes MasterCraft in the outboard propulsion category, two of the fastest growing areas within the broader boating industry. With its vertically-integrated business model, Crest differentiates itself from its competitors, allowing it to better control pricing, and generate higher margins.

Concluded McNew, “The acquisition of Crest is the logical next step in our strategic plan to acquire profitable, growing, premium brands in fast-growing segments that further diversify our product portfolio. As a combined organization, we have the resources and experience to greatly expand Crest’s distribution after satisfying the demand from the existing dealer network. We look forward to working together to deliver profitable and sustainable market share growth, and driving efficiency in every area of our business.”

For further information please visit: http://www.mastercraft.com/

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