My-Villages, a Florida-based provider of web and mobile technology for marine industry, has purchased DockMaster, a leading management solution for marine retailers, marinas and service centers from Exuma Technologies.
Launched in 1983, the DockMaster suite of software tools was developed by Exuma to help marine companies improve productivity, financial controls and customer service.
The acquisition will result in the integration of DockMaster software and My-Villages’ consumer and professional application, The Boat Village, to form the largest integrated software solution for the marine industry.
The purchase of DockMaster will allow My-Villages to serve more than 600 marinas, dealers, boatyards and marine service centres in North America and the Caribbean, and to take care of its tens of thousands of vessels.
Exuma Technologies CEO and president Cam Collins will now serve as president and chief operating officer of My-Villages.
Collins said the combination of The Boat Village and DockMaster ‘bridges the information and coordination gap between boaters and marine retailers and service centres’.
"The Boat Village puts information in the hands of boaters that wasn’t readily available before. This integration of these mobile and enterprise technologies will give marine businesses new ways to interact and engage with customers and allow boaters to access information about their boats that was only available in the past by requesting it by phone or in person," Collins added.
My-Villages CEO and founder Kevin Hutchinson said their goal has always been to improve how the marine industry connects, communicates and collaborates.
"Bringing these technology products and teams together under one roof accelerates our ability to deliver on our vision of an integrated end-to-end service, similar to what is available in industries like banking, retail, and healthcare," Hutchinson added.
Exuma provides information management solutions such as marina management, marina software, boat dealer software, boat dealership software, boatyard software and boat service and repair software for marine retailers, marinas and service centres.
Image: My-Villages CEO and founder Kevin Hutchinson. Credit: My-Villages.