Photography by Maritimo
12 May 2017
Maritimo’s ongoing expansion of its international dealer partner network has added another link, with one of the US’ most respected dealers – Silver Seas Yachts – agreeing to partner with Maritimo.
Silver Seas Yachts is based in California, Washington and Arizona, and is an affiliate of SkipperBud’s. Together, they have more that 20 individual locations and 50 sales consultants.
Maritimo’s CEO, Garth Corbitt, said Silver Seas Yachts would be representing Maritimo throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
“They will combine with our existing dealer partners Compass Point Yachts, Staten Island Yacht Sales and Galati Yacht Sales to extend our reach into the USA even further.
“Maritimo exports approximately half of the motor yachts we build each year to the USA, so it is an important element of our business.
“Silver Seas Yachts’ owner, Ross Tefft, is highly regarded in the USA marine industry, and his network is a perfect fit with Maritimo and our existing partners,” Corbitt said.
Corbitt further commented that this move lines up with Maritimo’s international expansion strategy and that the group hopes to further add to its new dealership model.
Maritimo’s International Sales and Marketing Manager, Greg Haines, said Maritimo’s motor yachts are highly regarded in the US.
“Being an island nation with some seriously rugged coastline, we are seen as providing a style and standard that will cope with whatever you throw at it.
“The US boat buying public is looking for quality and comfort, but also for a boat that is designed to take on any conditions and get the skipper and his family or friends out and back in safety.”
Silver Seas’ Ross Tefft said he and his team were excited to be joining with Maritimo to help expand the brand in the US.
“Maritimo is a high-quality product, and we are confident that a lot of our existing clients will be very interested in the range of vessels,” Tefft said.
In addition to being represented at all the major shows in the US each year, Maritimo also organises cruises for company events. The next such event is being held in British Columbia, Canada from July 14th to 16th. Greg Haines said approximately 18 boats are expected to take part.
“Part of the cruising event involves service technicians spending time on vessels, going through engine servicing requirements and basic maintenance items with each owner,” said Haines.
Haines said the Poets Cove event in British Columbia would involve a lot of cruising and socialising with like-minded maritime gurus.
Stay tuned to OceanLIVE for more information about the Poets Cove event in July.