The Marquis-Larson Group is charging into the boat show season after gaining momentum from an unprecedented dealer meeting in August in Fort Myers, Fla. Nearly 60 dealers and 33 vendors gathered at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott for the Marquis-Larson Group dealer meeting, marking the first time the two builders have met under one roof.
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.
Matthew Vetzner was promoted to vice president of marketing at the recent Marquis-Larson Group dealer meeting in Florida.
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.
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.