Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Denison Yacht Sales, Tigé Boats, G Marine Corp. and AquaQuad.
Denison Yacht Sales recently was named the exclusive U.S. distributor for Austin Parker, a line of New England lobster-style boats ranging from 42 to 72 feet. Distinguished by innovative design and retro looks, the Italian-made yachts are known for superior handling and flowing lines.
Denison will represent the entire range of Austin Parker boats, including the 42 Sport, 42 Open, 52 Open, 54 Fly Bridge, 64 Fly Bridge and 72 Fly Bridge.
"Austin Parker is a brand that is highly recognized in all other regions of the world and competes with the top manufacturers in Europe," Denison yacht broker David Johnson said in a statement. "There are multiple lobster or Down East-style brands that are sold here in the U.S., but none of them offers the contemporary Italian style or flair that is offered by Austin Parker. We are confident that the style and quality will appeal to many Down East-style yacht enthusiasts."
"I am extremely happy to be represented in the U.S. by Denison Yacht Sales," Austin Parker sales manager Gianni Gravagno said in a statement. "The collaboration between Denison and Austin Parker will be a great success and will reinforce our names as leaders in the U.S. yachting market."
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The family-owned dealership in Spearfish, S.D., will serve current and future Tigé owners in North and South Dakota, offering the full range of Tigé models and providing full servicing facilities to Tigé owners.
Abilene, Texas-based Tigé produces a product line ranging from 20 to 24 feet and supports a dealer network serving 14 countries.
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G Marine Corp., the authorized Fairline dealer for the California and Mexico regions, opened an office in Coconut Grove, Miami, after its appointment as the sole authorized Fairline dealer for the Florida territory.
Alberto Galante, of G Marine Corp., has been a Fairline dealer for more than a year. “We had a very successful first year in operation and are very excited about the opening of our third office, which is located within a large yacht center in Miami,” he said in a statement.
G Marine also has facilities in Cancun, Mexico, and San Diego. The company also offers a brokerage service and runs mobile service teams and cleaning services.
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South Africa-based AquaQuad, which entered the North American market last year, signed six U.S. dealers — four in Ohio and one apiece in Florida and South Carolina.
The Ohio dealers are Apple Valley Marina, Howard; Charles Hill Marina, Mansfield; Pleasant Hill Marina, Perrysville; and Brenner 75 Marine, Toledo. AquaQuad Sarasota will sell in the Sarasota/Nokomis, Fla., area, and the South Carolina dealer is Gotcha Covered Marine, in Inman.
"Our dealer tour throughout the U.S. this past summer has definitely worked out in our favor," AquaQuad CEO Oliver Nudds said in a statement. "We're thrilled to be signing up dealers so quickly. Our innovative vessels are poised to take the U.S. by storm."
AquaQuad has three rigid inflatable watercraft models on the market for fishing, sport boating or casual recreation. The company said it soon will introduce updated 2012 models.