Date: 10 March 2015
The recent Miami International Boat Show has proven a winner for Australian luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo with the two boats the company displayed now sold and another two sales under negotiation.
Maritimo’s sales and marketing manager Greg Haines said the show was a huge success with more than 3000 boats on display.
“There was generally a very positive mood at the show and I think the economic conditions in the USA are generally positively impacting on boat sales,” he said.
The M58 cruising motor yacht and the M50 both sold at the show and are destined for Florida home berths.
The two additional deals being negotiated involve Latin America prospects.
Mr Haines said this year’s Miami show was the first one the company had been involved in under its new Maritimo America’s dealership arrangement which involves Galati Yacht Sales, Hampton Yacht Group and Sandy Hooke Yacht Sales based in Jersey.
“Joe Galati has a very strong business in the USA and a lot of his clients over many years are being exposed to the Maritimo range for the first time as a result of his involvement,” he said.
“Galati Yacht Sales have an extensive network in the USA and we are finding that their clients are warming to a cruising option that provides luxury, quality, liveability and performance with the ability to be a fish boat without being purely a hard core fish vessel which many of the American boats are.
“Maritimo gives them the perfect blend of both so the family is happy and comfortable and the skipper who loves to fish still has the ability do to some serious fishing without compromising.”
Mr Haines said there was considerable interest show at the show from dealers and customers based in Venezuela and Costa Rico.
The success of the Miami show has Maritimo keenly anticipating the results from the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show later in the year where it will have the largest on water boat show display in its history.
“We have some very big things planned for Fort Lauderdale and given the response at Miami we are very excited about the prospects there,” he said.
A special Maritimo owners and supporters tour is being organised to coincide with Fort Lauderdale and the world offshore powerboat championships at Key West the week after. “It will be a fantastic tour for owners, supporters or just people who love their boating,” he said.
Greg Haines, Sales & Marketing Manager, Maritimo.
Phone 07 5588 6001
MEDIA CONTACT Paul Wilson
Ph: 07 5593 2011.
Mobile: 0438 761 785
Australia’s youngest luxury boat building company, Maritimo, is continuing to expand its product development program and to grow its distribution network around the world. Founded in 2003, Maritimo is born of the passions of one man – an icon of Australian luxury boat building, Bill Barry-Cotter. The Maritimo fleet now covers 17 separate models across five different lines – Cruising Motor Yachts, Sedan Cruisers, Offshore Convertibles, Sports Cabriolets and Mustang Sport Yachts.
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