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.

Larson president will head Carver and Marquis Yachts

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.

Carver Yachts adds South Florida dealer

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 names regional sales manager

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

Parmentier sees Larson as poised for growth

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

Former Sea Ray president takes helm at Larson

Rob Parmentier was named president and CEO of the Larson Boat Group, parent company of the Larson, Triumph and Striper brands. Al Kuebelbeck, who has spent most of his 44 years in the marine industry with Larson, is retiring as Larson president. Parmentier’s most current position was senior vice president of marketing and business development…more

Marquis and Carver add New England dealer

New England yacht and boat dealer Bosun’s Marine was named a Marquis and Carver Yachts dealer. “We are very pleased to have Bosun’s Marine join the Marquis and Carver yachts family of dealers,” Marquis and Carver global sales vice president Matthew VanGrunsven said in a statement. “Bosun’s is consistently recognized as one of the top…more

Marquis Yachts adds dealer in Middle East

Marquis Yachts LLC appointed Aquamarine Boats & Yachts as its new representative for Marquis yachts in the United Arab Emirates. Marquis vice president of global sales Matthew VanGrunsven made the announcement welcoming Aquamarine this week. “We are excited to have the seasoned staff of professionals at Aquamarine Boats & Yachts represent us in the UAE,”…more


Marquis Yachts names VP of global sales

Marquis Yachts promoted Matthew VanGrunsven to vice president of global sales at the company, the builder of Carver and Marquis yachts. Irwin Jacobs, owner/partner of Marquis Yachts LLC, made the announcement last week, saying VanGrunsven, formerly the company’s sales director, was a natural choice for the role because of his experience with the Carver and…more

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