First Peninsula Marine Business Sales & Acquisition Specialists

Buyer Registration

Welcome to our buyer registration page. If you are reaching us via then please do visit our Home and About Us pages to learn more about First Peninsula Marine. is a unique marine industry initiative targetted at attracting and facilitating new investment in the marine sector via the acquisition of small businesses and medium sized enterprises. is a central source of marine specific information relating to identifying acquisition and investment opportunity, targetted funding availability, resourcing, skills development and general support.  A list of marine businesses for sale can be found on our Current Opportunities page.

The British Marine Federation is delighted to endorse the initiative from First Peninsula Marine.  We support the aim of professionalising and streamlining the process of connecting the sellers and buyers of marine businesses.  There is no doubt that First Peninsula’s commercial expertise, experience, excellent range of tools, services and reputation in the marine industry will add value to everyone involved in a marine business sale.

Adam Corney
British Marine Federation

Depending on your needs there are two ways you can register with us. Standard registration is for buyers seeking general information on opportunities available, or you can become an NDA Registered Buyer which is for serious buyers actively seeking and engaging on a business acquisition.

Standard Registration

Public Access to Current Opportunities List.
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NDA Registered Buyer Membership


Initial Consultation
Exclusive access to Current Opportunities List
Information Memorandums
Confidential Business Profiles and owner introductions specific to search criteria
Priority Email Updates
Telephone access to First Peninsula Marine personnel for search support
Business acquisition coaching

Our mission is to champion inward investment into the marine sector - capital, skills and enterprise. To achieve this aim and to protect our client's commercial interests we welcome buyers with a genuine interest and motivation to acquire a marine business. NDA registration provides the opportunity for us to judge the level of contact, information and support such a buyer requires from our experienced team.

Whilst searching the internet to buy a marine related business, First Peninsula's website appeared with some ideas that intrigued us; we called straight away to arrange a meeting where we explained our position and aims. We registered with First Peninsula and they gave us a number of ideas, options and suggestions. We selected a target from the current opportunities list, we knew of the business in question, its' reputation and it matched our search criteria.

This started a very long and hard process leading to the eventual acquisition of the business, 6 months in all. We had previously looked at several other businesses and found that as buyer we had to do most of the legwork ourselves, so it was refreshing to find that First Peninsula was always available to help us. Even though its main responsibility was to the vendor we had constant representation from First Peninsula throughout the buying process including accompanied visits which put both parties at ease because it meant there was a specialist intermediary present during meetings to witness discussions and provide advice and follow-up management to monitor transaction progress.

We would highly recommend First Peninsula to other buyers looking to acquire a marine business

Richard and Amanda Shelmerdine
Proprietors of Slik Cut Sails & Canvas