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Beneteau America adds Massachusetts dealer

Beneteau America appointed Advantage Yacht Sales of Newburyport, Mass., as an exclusive Beneteau sailboat dealer.

Beneteau America appointed Advantage Yacht Sales of Newburyport, Mass., as an exclusive Beneteau sailboat dealer in northern New England, including Maine, New Hampshire and areas in Massachusetts stretching from Boston to the north.

“We feel honored to have Advantage Yacht Sales on our side,” Beneteau America president Laurent Fabre said in a statement. “Not only has Advantage grown into one of the most reputable marine dealers in the region, but they are also a SailTime franchisee — like several of our existing Beneteau dealers — and offer an in-house sailing school program to supplement the boat ownership experience. We all recognize that offering more opportunities for new people to discover sailing as a hobby and a lifestyle is critical to the prosperity of our industry. Beneteau America’s partnership with Advantage Yacht Sales is truly an ideal fit.”

Co-founded in 2007 by Jack Wasson and Doug Giuliana, Advantage Yacht Sales has been recognized by Boating Industry as one of the Top 100 Dealers in North America every year since 2011. Advantage is also a marine industry "Five Star" certified dealer.

Advantage counts two sales locations in Newburyport and downtown Boston, and a boatyard in Salisbury, Mass.

“We have found in Beneteau’s product lines the perfect complement to our current portfolio of new boats,” Wasson said. “The Oceanis, Sense and First brands differentiate themselves in many unique ways from more traditional sailboats, thus equating to a great cruiser choice for any sailor. We are excited about the opportunity to work with Beneteau America and show the Boston marketplace why Beneteau is the preferred sailboat brand in the world today.”

Advantage will represent Beneteau sailboats alongside local Beneteau dealers Cape Yachts, Prestige Yacht Sales, Great Hudson Sailing Center and Willis Marine at the Sept. 17-20 Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show, where Beneteau is exhibiting eight sailboats and seven powerboats ranging from 31 to 60 feet.

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