Tampa investment firm backs huge marinas deal

A fund managed by Weatherford Partners, the private equity firm run by former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford and his family, was one of two funds that invested in what is now the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world.

Weatherford Partners, based in Tampa, and Guggenheim Partners, headquartered in Chicago and New York, backed Safe Harbor Marinas, a Dallas company that just acquired Brewer Yacht Yard Group for an undisclosed price. After the deal, Safe Harbor has 63 properties housing more than 30,000 members’ boats, a press release said.

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