FlyDive, Inc. Acquires Hydroflight Rental Operators SoCal Hydrosports and AquaFlyboarding
Deja Vu. It feels like we’ve written this article before. FlyDive acquiring Hydroflight companies and strengthening their position in the industry. If you’ve been following the Hydroflight industry this year you will be very familiar by now with the San Diego based hydroflight lifestyle company FlyDive. They continue to be a whirlwind of activity and just announced that, sister companies, SoCal Hydrosports and AquaFlyboarding have joined their ever-growing family.
SoCal Hydrosports and AquaFlyboarding offer hydroflight experience rentals and product sales in Southern California and Arizona. With the acquisition comes some key changes as customers will now be directed to the closest Jetpack America facility while more information can be found online at Jetpack America.
According to owner Charlene Lewis, SoCal Hydrosports’ goal is to bring hydroflight experiences to the mass market of recreational watersports enthusiasts, but also to nurture the competitive side of the sport, with two of her employees, Jordan Finley and Chase Finley, becoming top-tier competitive Jetboard and Jetbike competitors and sponsored riders for various equipment manufacturers.
photo courtesy of Jack Stone Photography
Several of SoCal Hydrosports’ regular customers have begun training at the Jetpack America San Diego location and are excited to try out the Jetpack, which was previously not available to them as an option.
Merging the companies’ customer lists will increase the overall count to over 35,000, thereby creating greater reach opportunity and efficiencies within the overall operation.
Jetpack America president Dean O’Malley stated about the acquisition,
“I had the opportunity to travel to Thailand on a hydroflight movie shoot with Jordan and Chase in 2015 and I worked very closely with Charlene on the planning and preparation for the Hydro-Fest competition and expo we held at our Pahrump, Nevada location in June of 2016, so I know the SoCal Hydrosports family very well. By combining the operations, we’re confident we’ll be able to provide a better overall experience to the hydroflight enthusiasts and newcomers over the coming years.”
H2RO reported FlyDive’s acquisition of Jetpack America in January, Aquafly in February and now SoCal Hydrosports and AquaFlyboarding today. Some of the most influential people in the Hydroflight industry are now employed at FlyDive and the company is showing no signs of slowing down.
H2RO will have a chance to congratulate the FlyDive team in person when we travel down to San Diego next weekend for the amazing Red Bull Air Race where top Jetboard athletes (Hunter Verlander, Jake Orel, Ben Merrell) Jetpack Champion Jesse Orlando and Jetpack Pro Sandy Burns will fly for over a hundred thousand action sports fans in attendance.
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