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Marquis and Carver report sales gains at Lauderdale

The recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show proved to be successful for Marquis and Carver Yachts.

"Our show sales are up double digits, compared to last year," president and CEO Rob Parmentier said in a statement. "We have hundreds of leads and we're certain to close on a handful of hot prospects from the show in the coming days."

A strong contingent of Marquis and Carver dealers from around the world converged on the Oct. 30-Nov. 3 show.

"The number of dealers we had in our display and the number of prospects we spoke with tells me that our strategy is working," Parmentier said.

Greg Terraglio, president and owner of Sovereign Marine Group in Stuart, Fla., agreed.

"The number of people we spoke to during the show was phenomenal. We have a lot of follow-up to do, but we feel the show will be a real winner for us in the coming weeks," he said.

"Selling 46 boats in 90 days, and having such a successful Fort Lauderdale show this year, demonstrates that both boaters and dealers are seriously taking note of the Marquis and Carver Yachts brands as viable options — and as major players in their respective market segments," Parmentier said.

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