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Is Deans Marine up for sale?
« on: May 28, 2020, 08:41:01 am »

There is this add on Facebook. It shows two of Deans marine boat on it. Is Ron Dean really selling up or is this a fake add?

Bizdaq is absolutely delighted to be able to offer to the market a wonderful well established Model Marine Business in the South Of England. This is a fabulous opportunity to acquire a business that is a niche manufacturer of model boat kits for radio control and static display, model boat supplies, model equipment, and accessories for this and other hobbies. Currently Occupied from a location in East Anglia. This highly popular Model Marine Business is now on the market as the vendor has made the decision to take a well-earned retirement after running the business successfully since its inception in 1981. The business currently employs staff, The business also has an online sales platform too that can be expanded in to new sections of additional products and a new market section, already tested and investigated. The manufacturing part of the business is open 5 days a week, the model shop section only closed on a Sunday. The online shop is taking sales worldwide 7 days a week. The mobile shop/ exhibition vehicle operate from April to November selling direct at shows and exhibitions in the UK and EEC, plus promotes the company at dedicated shows. TENURE: Leasehold RENT: TBC RATES: TBC STAFF: YES Since the business was established way back in 1981, the business has gone from strength to strength and has become very well respected within the model hobby industry, and possibly with the largest range of RC model boat products in the world. High turnover Huge scope for growth Unlimited growth potential Ready to trade from day one Fixtures and fittings included Transition period and training available Fantastic profit margins Poised for growth Great investment opportunity Extremely well known locally Accounts available Passive income opportunity Great for social media whizzes Large customer database Loyal Customer base High spec fixtures and fittings All equipment included and training Huge social media following The manufacturing part of the business is open 5 days a week, the model shop section only closed on a Sunday.  The online shop is taking sales worldwide 7 days a week. This business comes with a stellar reputation, the business is continually featured in model magazines across the EEC and has an excellent rapport with the editors of them, plus boosts brand awareness through exhibiting at trade shows three of four times a year in the UK and abroad. Very well respected in the UK & EEC. This business really is an unbelievable lifestyle opportunity for business-minded enthusiasts with nationwide reputation & client base plus online ordering available offering superb scale model range of high-quality model kit, accessories, and figures from well fitted industrial workshop premises in a rural commercial location. Should the new business owner wish to do so, the business can be easily relocated. This really is a rare opportunity to acquire wonderful direct sales, and internet-based lifestyle opportunity for business-minded enthusiast with superb model kits and accessories product range offered for relocation with national & international reputation & client base & HUGE scope to develop worldwide or fantastic specialist acquisition for expanding supplies operator Sensibly priced for genuine retirement sale after many successful years trading in same hands with early interest strongly advised The vendor is willing to provide a mutually agreeable handover period. Included in the sale of this business is an inventory of valuable production equipment included. as well as a HUGE scope to develop for & hands-on & operator or Fantastic acquisition for expanding modelling solutions services provider. Each year the business has seen yearly growth, however greater investment and management are required to see an increase in sales and improved profitability utilising new production systems and methods. THIS BUSINESS BENEFITS FROM HAVING NEW PRODUCTS THAT ARE IN DEVELOPMENT FOR  RELEASE OVER THE NEXT 6 YEARS, BUSINESS EXPANDABLE TO TRADE OUTLETS SOME ALREADY ESTABLISHED Due to the nature of the business, the Net Profit for this business to be confirmed after an initial meeting with the vendor ONLY. The business also has a long-standing relationship with suppliers. Impressive client base. With its worldwide reputation and also the fact the business has the largest range of products in the world, this business really is one of great potential. It also massively benefits from having many repeat customers worldwide too. MANUFACTURING / MOBILE SHOP / EXHIBITION SECTION RETAIL OUTLET OVERSEAS TRAINED STAFF SHORT TERM CONTRACTS. EFFICIENT PRODUCTION LINE SYSTEM FOR LOW LABOUR COSTS RELOCATABLE / OR LEASE PRESENT WORK, OWNER is ABLE TO TRAIN AND ADVISE NEW STAFF FOR SET PERIOD IF REQUIRED ALSO WISHES TO STILL DESIGN UNDER CONTRACT IF REQUIRED.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ModelBoatMayhem/

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/252420729113996/


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Re: Is ? really up for sale
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 08:54:39 am »

Tis on this Website too such must be legit, Bit strange sticking it up on Facebook though. If you find 285K behind the sofa its all yours.


https://www.mybizdaq.com/businesses-for-sale/model-shops-for-sale
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Re: Is ? really up for sale
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2020, 09:11:48 am »

Not a Nice greeting on their link via Mayhem


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Re: Is ? really up for sale
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 09:41:13 am »

Not a Nice greeting on their link via Mayhem


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Thatís referring to the Dean Marine Forum not the Mayhem forum. Considering there is only one person working there at the moment I suppose itís get you to contact Ron via the phone or direct email which is what I did to buy my Manxman. He has to control the flow of customer requests and deal with them directly. Thatís how I see it from that statement.
Regarding whether Ron is selling up or not, at this moment in time there is no harm to test the waters so to say.
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Re: Is ? really up for sale
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 11:48:10 am »

Just spoken to Ron the advert is 2 years old and i can not into details but as Ron said if h got a decent offer he would




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Re: Is Deans Marine up for sale?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 11:56:56 am »

 
Better order that kit you was holding off on, before it's too late!
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Re: Is Deans Marine up for sale?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 12:18:00 pm »

Thank you Nick  :-))
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Re: Is Deans Marine up for sale?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2020, 01:23:00 pm »

People who run these businesses are not getting any younger and, it can take a long time to find a buyer. No buyer, business closes, end of.

I was only thinking last night that in the UK, there are not that many model boat manufacturers that I know of. Deans, Slipway, Fleetscale, Mountfleet, Mobile Marine Models and in fairness, there's only a couple in that list who produce the models Id consider buying (if I had the spare cash!)
Apologies to any other manufacturer I may have missed.
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Re: Is ? really up for sale
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2020, 03:59:17 pm »

Not a Nice greeting on their link via Mayhem


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are not valid for the Online-Shop..!!Hi this is to tell customers that our shop and forum BOTH have their own logins, the shop and forum are separate
We do not need to spend our short hours on the phone taking the abuse that our sites do not work , also same again for those that think that as they are logged in to mayhem and follow the link to us then the that does not log them in to our site. 5-6 irate phone calls every day with the same moan, its our fault ?? gets on the wick a bit it these stressful times trying to keep customers supplied, on time, and short staffed. Smart $$&^%*&^^ comments ?? aside hope everyone is well and looking forward to getting back on the water
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Re: Is Deans Marine up for sale?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2020, 04:44:03 pm »

I did not for one minute  think I would be logged into your site or any site for that matter under this forums Flag in fact I would not be happy if we were. Granted I did err in assuming you meant this forum as I used the link, for that I apologise. My error was already pointed out by this forum. My mention  was about the wording not  what it was about.
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Re: Is Deans Marine up for sale?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 06:38:23 pm »

My lads had lots of fun sailing the DM HMS Zulu I built for them and HMS Morecambe Bay looks a nice challenge.
To be fair, I organise a website for supposed IT workers and the number of them who cannot change their own password and login afresh is eye opening. Some of these people work in finance and the like!
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Re: Is Deans Marine up for sale?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2020, 07:05:56 pm »

I do not know much about this thread and have no wish to get caught in any cross fire. But we should be very thankful for all our traders that have kept going through these difficult times. Many traders have had reduced staff numbers material problems  just to mention a few. We clap every Thursday for the N H S  so letís have some thanks for our traders.


Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: Is Deans Marine up for sale?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2020, 08:27:15 pm »


Fully agree with Stan, where would we be without them :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


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Re: Is Deans Marine up for sale?
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2020, 08:29:09 pm »

Well said Stan I totally agree. Letís hope theyíre  all still with us when this is all over.
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Re: Is Deans Marine up for sale?
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2020, 06:27:14 am »


Amen!   :-))
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Re: Is Deans Marine up for sale?
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2020, 08:57:59 am »

If Deans Marine is for sale then lets keep our fingers crossed that what modellers would call "a good buyer" is found.

Reality is that we are all getting older & it is perfectly reasonable for anyone to look to ease the load as they get older. I note that the advert suggests a future product plan and a transition period which would certainly help with continuity and hopefully reduce any problems.

I much prefer this unhurried comprehensive approach, that will probably result in new models & continuing quality, to a simple sale of the moulds and run.

Well done Ron.
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