Click for Mag Bay Click for Lurssen Click for Walker Click for Abeking Click for Cheoy Lee

Pacific Mariner owners

Discussion in 'Pacific Mariner' started by Irish Wake, May 3, 2007.

  1. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Messages:
    290
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    So other than the Dad, Orin, bought Westport, Pacific Mariner was a completely separate entity? Where they build in Westport or some other facitlity before Westport purchased them? Just curious to know Pacific NW boating history.

    Who own's Westport now for that matter?
  2. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,406
    Location:
    Somewhere Sunny
    Pacific Mariner was stand alone prior to Orin being involved in Westport. He became a partner with the original brothers of Westport, and eventually they sold the entire business to him.

    I'm not entirely sure that Westport and Pacific Mariner had anything to do with one another other than being (partially) owned by the same person.

    Westport is now owned by the Chouest Group.
  3. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Messages:
    290
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Thanks Ken.
  4. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Messages:
    6,034
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    And other than many William Garden designs. So, it's natural to see similarities between them. Also some construction similarities. The family resemblance was there.

    Prior to the combination with Westport, Pacific Mariner was built in La Conner.
  5. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,406
    Location:
    Somewhere Sunny
    Orin and Bill were great friends for many, many years.
  6. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Messages:
    6,034
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    They shared vision as well. I'm a huge fan of both and love having two Garden designed boats.