Notable performance-boat enthusiast Mark Fischer, who owns OffleaseOnly.com and BoatsDirectUSA.com, informed speedonthewater.com this afternoon that his company, NewBoatsDirect.com, acquired the assets and trademarks of Deep Impact Boats on Monday and plans to continue production of the company's 33-, 36- and 39-foot performance center console models under the name Deep Impact Custom Boats.
The assests of Deep Impact Boats was acquired earlier this week by NewBoatsDirect.com.
"We're planning to retool some things and make improvements where we see necessary," said Fischer, who is headed to this weekend's Emerald Coast Poker Run in Destin, Fla., where he will be running his Deep Impact 399 Poker Run edition. "I've been a big fan of the boats for many years, that's part of the reason I'm excited to have control over the product. I've been running the boats for a few years so I know what they're capable of and I know what needs to be improved upon or changed altogether."
According to Fischer, the tooling has been moved to the Blackwater Boats facility in Opa-locka, Fla.—not far from Deep Impact's former Miami factory—and that they are starting production on two boats, a 360 Cabin and a 399 Cabin, that they plan on displaying at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show.
"The Blackwater fishing boat is superior to any other boat on the market and I want to make Deep Impact the same," Fischer said, adding that BoatsDirectUSA.com is going to remain the exclusive distributor for both Blackwater and Deep Impact.