SAFE Boats International of Bremerton, Wash., and Stormer Marine, which builds workboats in Amsterdam, have signed an agreement to manufacture the Dutch vessels in the United States.
Under the licensing agreement, SAFE Boats will build, sell and service the Stormer line, which ranges from 15-ft. (4.5 meter) center-consoles to 39-ft. (12-meter) cabin workboats with a variety of propulsion options including outboard, stern drive and jets in gasoline, diesel, electric and hybrid systems.
“Right from the first meeting, there was a natural match with SAFE Boats in business philosophy and approach,” Richard Gramser, sales director at Stormer Marine, said in a statement. “During our visit to their factory in Bremerton, we were impressed with the high quality and finishing of their boats.”
Added Rob Goley, SAFE Boats director of business development for Europe, “We are honored that Stormer Marine trusts SAFE Boats to build their craft under license to the same strict standards found in their facility. Over the years, we’ve seen an increase in demand for small, durable workboats in the U.S. market.”