Marquis and Carver Yachts is returning to New Zealand and Australia’s New South Wales state with the addition of dealer Sports Marine.
Carver Yachts launched the Marquis line in 2004 under the ownership of Genmar Holdings Inc. and emerged from a 2009 restructuring as Marquis Yachts. Based in Pulaski, Wis., the brand builds models that include sport coupes and sport bridge and flybridge yachts between 42 and 72 feet.
Marquis and Carver Yachts added Sovereign Marine Group, which has locations in Stuart and West Palm Beach Florida, to its expanding global dealer network.
Carver Yachts added Louis Marine Ltd. in Westbrook, Conn., to the Marquis and Carver Yachts dealer network.
Marquis and Carver Yachts laid off 53 workers, some of them temporarily, in response to what new CEO Rob Parmentier calls the “worst winter in North America in 100 years.”
Larson FX added Bob Jensen to its leadership team.
Carver and Marquis Yachts president and CEO Robert VanGrunsven is retiring and Larson Boat Group president Rob Parmentier will take the reins at the yacht companies, adding the brands to his current charge of J&D Acquisition brands that include Larson, Triumph and Striper.
Yachting Experts, which has served South Florida with sales and service for new and used yachts since 2009, was named Carver Yachts’ exclusive sales and service partner for Florida’s Miami-Dade, Monroe and Broward counties, including Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Marquis Yachts signed an agreement with Dutch yacht builder VanDutch Marine Ltd. to become the company’s sole manufacturer of all of its yachts sold worldwide.
Jon Kraemer was named regional sales manager at Marquis Yachts LLC, the Wisconsin-based builder of the Carver and Marquis brands. “We are confident Jon will bring great insight and talent to the Marquis brand because of his solid experience working in the sales of boats and yachts,” Marquis Yachts global sales vice president Matthew VanGrunsven…more
Industry veteran Rob Parmentier says he’s eager to jump back into the boatbuilding side of the industry as president of the Larson Boat Group. “They’ve got a very unique product line,” Parmentier told Trade Only Today. “The reason I went with [Larson chairman Irwin] Jacobs is, they have a good mix of freshwater, saltwater, cruisers…more