The recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show proved to be successful for Marquis and Carver Yachts.
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.
Carver and Marquis Yachts say the brands had record sales during the last 90-day period with 46 retail units sold.
Marquis and Carver Yachts is returning to New Zealand and Australia’s New South Wales state with the addition of dealer Sports Marine.
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.