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Bellingham Marine enters Korean market

Washington state-based Bellingham Marine is expanding into South Korea and recently opened an office in Seoul, the company announced.

Bellingham appointed South Korean national Simon Yoo as business development manager. He will help the company set up operations in Seoul and oversee new projects in the region.

"The timing is right," Bellingham Marine president Everett Babbitt said in a statement. "As a company we're in a good position to enter the Korean market, and the enthusiasm and energy being directed at promoting the marine leisure industry in Korea is remarkable."

South Korea is actively working to grow its marina industry. Strong support is coming from the national government and provincial governments.

Yoo has worked extensively with South Korea's yachting industry. He's an avid sailor who holds multiple national titles and he has served as a member and director at prestigious yacht clubs. He is also an internationally recognized designer of yachts and cars and holds an engineering degree from Hanyang University.

Bellingham Marine's presence in Asia has grown significantly during the last several years. The company's operations include a licensee agreement in Japan and offices in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and South Korea, the company said.

Bellingham Marine produces Unifloat concrete floating dock systems, Unideck metal frame floating dock systems and Unistack drystack systems for marinas worldwide.

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