Visitors to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November will see a new center console, the 2016 Adrenalizer 38 Open SportFish.
Mark Gianassi is the managing director/broker of record for YachtEZ Import and Export, a Florida company he formed with the molds and tooling from the defunct Deep Impact brand of performance powerboats.
“I sold the original Deep Impact at the 1998 Miami boat show and was their sales and marketing company for nearly 15 years,” Gianassi told Trade Only Today.
“The fabrication department that made the molds and did fiberglassing then began making molds of their own, since they made the molds for Deep Impact Boats, and began calling them Adrenalizer. They are basically the same 24-degree deadrise, two-step boat — beginning with the 26-footer, the smaller 19-foot bowrider and 23-foot cruiser.”
The smaller boats are single-outboard and the larger boats have options for rigging with twin- to quad-outboard engine installation, Gianassi said.
The boats are manufactured at a plant in Opa Locka, Fla., with a staff of 15.
“We are currently moving into a larger facility to accommodate the building we are doing and what we think will happen as a result of now being in the boat show season,” he said.
The initial plan is to build as many as two boats per model per month, all custom-ordered and outfitted. The company has four boats under construction, “two 40s, a 35, and a 26 — all boats are pre-sold before construction,” he said.
YachtEZ has offices in New York and Miami, Tampa and Cape Coral, Fla., for domestic business and in Rome and Cannes for international distribution.