FORT MYERS, Fla. — Nearly 60 dealers and 33 vendors gathered at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott in Fort Myers this week for the three-day 2015 Marquis-Larson Group dealer meeting — the first time the two boat manufacturers have held a joint event.
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 return to the west coast of Florida with the addition of the Tom George Yacht Group in Dunedin.
Marquis and Carver Yachts expanded into Quebec with the addition of dealer partner Groupe Thomas Marine.
Marquis and Carver Yachts added Canadian dealer Executive Yacht to its network.
With the recent release of third-quarter market share from Statistical Surveys, the brands of the Marquis-Larson Group show sizable sales growth and are taking share in the market segments where the brands compete, the company said.
The recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show proved to be successful for Marquis and Carver Yachts.
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.