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HMY Yacht Sales signs deal with KCS International

KCS International, owner of Cruisers Yachts, announced a long-term sales and service agreement with HMY Yacht Sales, a family-owned company based in Dania Beach, Fla., that has nine locations in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

"We are excited to join the Cruisers Yachts team," HMY Yacht Sales CEO Steve Moynihan said in a statement. "As an organization that values integrity, we are impressed with the Cruisers Yachts lineup and the company's commitment to product development. We look forward to the many ways this relationship will benefit our customers."

"For more than 30 years, HMY Yacht Sales has provided superior client service and we could not be happier to be partners with such a dedicated company," sales vice president Dan Zenz said. "The reputation and commitment of their organization will fit perfectly with the high expectations of Cruisers Yachts owners."

HMY Yacht Sales will have a full inventory of 2015 model year Cruisers Yachts available in advance of fall boat shows, including the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.



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