One of the world’s largest recreational boat, yacht, and superyacht builders discovered they suffered a cyberattack earlier this week, but the company’s operations remained up and running.

Clearwater, Florida-based MarineMax Inc. discovered the attack March 10, 2024, saying a third party gained unauthorized access to portions of its information environment and filed an 8-K document with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

“MarineMax, Inc. determined on March 10, 2024, that it experienced a ‘cybersecurity incident,’ as defined in applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules, whereby a third party gained unauthorized access to portions of its information environment,” the company said in the filing.

“Upon detection, the company initiated its previously determined incident response and business continuity protocols and took immediate measures to contain the incident. As part of this process, the containment measures resulted in some disruption to a portion of the company’s business. The company’s operations have continued throughout this matter in all material respects,” the filing said. “The Company continues to investigate the extent of the incident, has engaged cybersecurity expertise, and has notified law enforcement authorities.

“While the investigation remains ongoing, as of the date of this filing, the incident has not had a material impact on the company’s operations, and the company is still in the process of determining whether the incident is reasonably likely to materially impact the company’s financial conditions or results of operations. The company does not maintain sensitive data in the information environment impacted by the incident.”

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No further information was available on what type of attack hit the company and the name of the attacking person or organization.

MarineMax has over 130 locations worldwide, including about 80 retail dealership locations, some of which include marinas.

The company also had $2.39 billion in revenue, according to Dun & Bradstreet.


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