Zodiac Nautic North America reports sales gains at Lauderdale show


Zodiac Nautic North America, a subsidiary of RIB and inflatable manufacturer Zodiac Nautic, is reporting one of the best Fort Lauderdale International Boat Shows in its history.

The company reported that product sales from the Nov. 5-9 show nearly tripled from the previous year’s show.

“Our sales were solid, and our dealers are continuing to follow up with leads who didn’t place orders directly from the show. The mood in the booth on both sides was much more energetic than in years past,” Zodiac Nautic North America president Gary Durnan said in a statement.

“With the introduction of our new corporate owner and CEO Dominique Heber-Suffrin speaking during our press conference and his message of a renewed strength and passion for the Zodiac brand, you could feel the immediate impact.”

Zodiac Nautic North America debuted new product enhancements to its Yachtline series, as well as an exclusive Pro Open 650 FLIBS Edition. Plans are in the works for new-model debuts in the 21- to 24-foot range at the Miami International Boat Show in February.

“We have developed strong momentum for this 2016 model year, and we plan to continue this momentum as we move forward,” Durnan said. “Our message that ‘Zodiac is back’ is having a resounding impact on all parties within the industry.”