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Sunstream Acquires Sarasota Boating World

Kent, WA. – Sunstream® Boat Lifts, the leading manufacturer of high-quality hydraulic boat lifts, the SwiftShield™ Automatic Boat Cover System and pioneer of the hydraulic boat lift, announced the company has acquired Sarasota Boating World, located in Sarasota, Florida.

“The acquisition of Sarasota Boating World will greatly assist Sunstream in expanding our SwiftShield Automatic Boat Cover product line by insourcing the digital design and manufacturing of custom covers for SwiftShield, and will further enhance our supply chain,” said Ken Hey, CEO of Sunstream. “We look forward to expanding our presence in the southeast region and supporting our dealers with more efficient access to Sunstream products.”

“The team at Sarasota Boating World is thrilled to be part of Sunstream’s explosive growth in Florida, especially with SwiftShield and the new Helix high-speed hydraulic piling lift,” said Stefan Petrov of Sarasota Boating World. “Having worked with Sunstream products for years, we are firm believers in the Sunstream vision of making boating easier and more enjoyable.”

The digital cover technology acquired enables Sunstream’s dealers to take 3D scans of a boat using an iPhone. The scans are then uploaded to create a 3D model, digitally design a boat cover, precisely cut it, and store the data for easy future replacement. This greatly reduces lead times for covers, simplifies measuring, improves fit and durability, and makes re-ordering easy.

For more information on the Sarasota Boating World acquisition, Sunstream or its complete line of high-quality boat lifts and accessories, please call (253) 395-0500, or visit

About Sunstream Corp

Sunstream Corporation, headquartered in Seattle Washington with regional production throughout the country, is the leading hydraulic boat lift and automatic boat cover system manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1996, Sunstream has been recognized multiple times for their innovation and fast growth.

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