Mark Fischer, owner of Boats Direct USA and used car goliath Off Lease Only, has purchased the assets and Trademark of Deep Impact boats, adding custom, high-performance luxury to his growing South Florida boat manufacturing empire.
“Deep Impact was always one of my favorite brands,” Fischer said. “The opportunity to combine the customized beauty of Deep Impact with the fit and finish of Blackwater was like a dream come true.”
Fischer acquired Deep Impact last week and is relocating its manufacturing headquarters to Miami, where he currently manufactures Blackwater Boats and Ocean Hawk under the supervision of renowned boat builder Eugenio Uriarte. Blackwater fishing boats are known for their fit and finish, quality construction and meticulous attention to detail. Ocean Hawk boats are associated with speed and pleasure cruising.
Fischer, whose flamboyant orange and white Deep Impact 399 Poker Run Edition is a standard at boat shows and poker runs, has long-admired the Deep Impact brand. So Fischer was thrilled to acquire Deep Impact and continue producing the brand under the expertise of Uriarte.
The Blackwater Boat factory in Miami is being expanded to accommodate production of Deep Impact, he noted.
“The team at Boats Direct USA worked extremely close with the Deep Impact factory for many years, so this is really just the next logical step to giving our customers the ultimate boat-building experience,” Fischer said. “The thing I have always loved is that Deep Impact is not a cookie-cutter type boat company.”
Boats Direct USA will continue to build Deep Impact’s 330 TE, 360 Cabin, 360 Open, 360 TE, 399 Cabin and 399 TE and the 399 Poker Run Edition, Fischer added. Details, when it comes to Deep Impact, are what it’s all about. For example, Fischer’s stunning 399 Poker Run Edition is equipped with Garmin navigation, Lamborghini Orange details, bolster seating with custom storage, monitors behind each seat, an oversized top and quad engines with 1200 HP that push the boat well over 70 mph.
“At the end of the day, it is our job to ensure that we offer our customers an increased level of quality and transparency, and bringing the manufacturing in-house will accomplish this,” Fischer said. “Our goal is to produce the most complete and incredible luxury line of center consoles on the market today.”
Uriarte, a former home builder who spent years in the steel fabrication industry and a perfectionist when it comes to boats, is looking forward to the challenge of manufacturing Deep Impact. Historically, the brand has been known for its special features, eccentric colors, luxury, high performance and custom build. The same will continue, but the boats will be even better, Uriarte said.
“I am excited,” Uriarte said. “We are the only company that can offer our customers the very highest quality in fishing boats and luxury center consoles. This merger is an amazing opportunity, and we are ready to hit the ground running.”
Uriarte is confident the acquision will be a great addition and is excited to take Deep impact to new levels, with an increased emphasis on detail, fit and finish becoming an integral part of the Deep Impact brand.
“Mark and I are two people who obviously make whatever we are doing work,” Uriarte said.
Fischer and Uriarte have already built success from the ground up, as evidenced by the exponential growth of Fischer’s used car mega-market Off Lease Only and the growing popularity of Uriarte’s own Blackwater Boats.
Owning a company that offers the best of both worlds – fishing and luxury center consoles – just makes sense, Fischer said.
Boats Direct USA is a factory outlet in Key Largo, and the exclusive distributor/manufacturer of Deep Impact, Blackwater Boats and Ocean Hawk. With over 100 new and used boats for sale, it’s never been a better time to schedule your sea trial. For more information, call 866-377-5403 toll-free or visit the Boats Direct USA showroom at Mile Marker 98.