Deacons Boatyard, Fuller Group

South Coast
Marine and Leisure
Boats ashore
Expert knowledge of marine sector
Introduced two parties to transaction
Secured confidential off-market sale

Our specialist marine and leisure team was appointed by property investment company, Fuller Group, to advise on the sale of Deacons Boatyard Ltd to south coast marina operators, Dean & Reddyhoff.

Situated on the River Hamble, Deacons Boatyard boasted space for over 150 boats ashore and had been owned by the Fuller Group since the 1960s.

The marina had undergone an extensive programme of works, including the dredging of the entire marina, and development of new infrastructure in 2014.

How we helped

Having previously acted for Dean & Reddyhoff, we knew the business was looking to grow through acquisition

We effected an introduction between Dean & Reddyhoff and our client

Supported our client in negotiating an off-market transaction


Secured confidential sale of the 135-berth marina and boatyard

Guided the complex due diligence process to successful completion

Enabled our client to achieve the confidential sale they wanted

The two companies have since worked closely together to allow Deacons to offer boatyard services to Dean & Reddyhoff

“We’d like to thank Ian and the team at Vail Williams for their expert advice and assistance in brokering the sale.” Alex Fuller, Director at Fuller Group.

Get in touch

If you think you may need similar support to that described here, or you would simply want to have an informal chat with a member of our team to discuss your property needs, get in touch.