Berthon names West Coast representative

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Berthon International said it appointed Jeff Merrill as ambassador for the FPB Motor Yachts brand on the West Coast.

The company said Merrill is a successful and well-known broker in the area who specializes in the sale and purchase of trawler yachts. He has been in the yachting business for 35 years and is the go-to contact for owner-operator clients searching for offshore adventure.

Berthon is the worldwide marketing agent for the FPB program. FPBs are designed by Dashew Offshore and built by Circa Marine in New Zealand.

New FPBs are available in three sizes — 70, 78 and 97 feet. There are 13 FPBs at sea, and four more are under construction. FPB 78 No. 2 will launch in April.

“We are delighted to welcome Jeff to the FPB team,” Berthon managing director Sue Grant said in a statement. “His understanding of the exceptional qualities and abilities of FPB will enable him to offer us increased visibility on the West Coast of the USA, which is a very important area. His experience and knowledge of the market place is a big plus.”

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