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Washington-based builder Westport Shipyard has been acquired by the Louisiana-based Chouest family. Terms of the sale were not released.


Westport’s management team, including President Daryl Wakefield and General Manager Dave Hagiwara, will remain in place. In a statement, the builder said little will change.


The Chouest family of companies includes holdings in its primary business in the oil and gas industry, but also includes American Custom Yachts in Stuart, Fla. Since 1994, ACY has maintained a 63-acre facility for the design and construction of custom sportfish vessels, as well as other affiliated companies.


“Similar to the history of the Chouest family business, Westport began five decades ago with a fishing fleet, and has diversified into many other core businesses, focusing on customer satisfaction and the pursuit of excellence,” said Gary Chouest. “We are pleased to join the Westport family, and look forward to pursuing the synergies that exist between the Chouest companies, ACY, and Westport.


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