Beneteau America adds Texas dealer


Beneteau America appointed The Nautic Group to represent Beneteau Powerboats in Kemah, Texas.

“We have been actively looking for a partner in the Houston area and couldn’t be more thrilled with the relationship we’ve started to build with The Nautic Group,” Beneteau America president Laurent Fabre said in a statement. “The Nautic Group has earned the respect and admiration of their industry peers and, most importantly, their clients. We look forward to working closely with their team to exceed customer expectations in every way.”

The Nautic Group, a full-service dealer, was founded by Kevin Kaiser in 2002 in Kemah. The dealership also carries nine other lines, including Carver, Cruisers, Formula, Hunter sailboats and Manitou pontoons.

“Beneteau has been building boats for over 130 years, and their position as a leader in recreational boating today made our decision easy,” Kaiser said of the partnership. “The boats are a refreshing welcome and very much needed in the Texas market.”

“The Houston economy continues to outpace just about every other large city in the U.S.,” he added. “More and more oil and gas companies are relocating here. The timing is just right as people get settled into their new homes and looking for fun activities for the family.”

The Nautic Group will represent Beneteau during the Oct. 30-Nov. 3 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, where Beneteau will display eight powerboats: the Swift Trawler 34, 44 and 50; the Gran Turismo 35, 38 and 49; and the Monte Carlo 4 and 5.