MarineMax said at a press event at its Pompano store in Florida that it will introduce Galeon Yachts to the U.S. market and become the exclusive Galeon representative throughout the Americas.
MarineMax will introduce the Polish brand, which the retailer said has been building yachts for more than 30 years, to visitors at Yachts Miami Beach (formerly the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach) along Collins Avenue in Miami Beach from Feb. 11-15.
“We were determined to find a brand that could successfully compete with the more affordable pleasure yachts that recently began being imported in the market,” MarineMax sales and marketing vice president Chuck Cashman said in a statement. “After extensive research and the recommendation of our friends at Volvo Penta, we discovered Galeon Yachts and their many satisfied customers.”
MarineMax will carry 10 Galeon models from 38 to 66 feet, including the Galeon 500 Fly, which the retailer said won the 2015 IBI Boat Builders “Innovative On-Board Solution” category.
“After visiting the factory and seeing the models firsthand, we were also very impressed by the innovative designs from top naval architects, such as the UK’s Tony Castro, and the exceptional quality of the build,” Cashman said.
MarineMax said Galeon Yachts are handcrafted in a 280,000-square-foot facility by more than 500 workers. All components are custom-built at the factory.
“Galeon combines old-world craftsmanship with the latest boatbuilding technologies. The results are that every detail on a Galeon yacht is painstakingly built to the highest standards by experts in their respective fields,” Cashman said. “With exceptional exterior and interior options, customers can have their boat tailored specifically to where and how they boat, making each Galeon yacht as individual as its owner.”