Maritimo extends its reach in the Americas

Maritimo extends its reach in the Americas

Leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo, has expanded its reach in the Americas by recently appointing two new dealer partners in the US.

Maritimo Americas’ President, Dave Northrop, said he was delighted to have Colony Marine, one of the largest dealers in The Great Lakes and B & E Marine from Michigan City, Indiana, both join the Maritimo network.

Colony Marine, a third generation business, established in 1958, was one of the most successful and respected in the USA according to Northrop.

“Colony Marine and the Beauregard family have an excellent reputation for professionalism, customer service, dedication and boating knowledge,” he said.

“The firm has represented some of the biggest and most successful brands in the country and we are sure the Maritimo brand and awareness will be greatly enhanced as a result of their involvement.”

Colony Marine’s President/Owner Pete Beauregard said the opportunity to become involved with Maritimo was exciting and he was confident strong sales would result as more boaters became aware of the brand and its various models.

“The climate controlled flybridge motor yachts will resonate well with boaters in our area and the exciting new X range, which has changed the world of sport yachts internationally, will also prove popular I am sure,” he said.

“The X series with the X60 and X50 now revealed and other models to follow will do very well.”

Dave Northrop, said he was also delighted to have B & E Marine from Michigan City, Indiana join the Maritimo network.

B & E Marine, located on Lake Michigan in Michigan City, is only 38 miles from Chicago by water and has been in business for over 65 years.

From its beginning, the company has shown a commitment to the boating lifestyle, its clients, its team members and its community that is the cornerstone of its operations right up to the present.

Co-Founder, Ronald Bensz established the company in 1953 with his friend Rolland Evett. A few years later he became sole owner and eventually sold the business to his two sons in the mid-1980’s. Barry and Rod Bensz have continued in their father’s footsteps to foster the company’s commitment to excellence and community involvement. They are both involved in numerous industry and local community groups.

“Our team actively works each day to provide our clients with quality products, excellent service and to introduce people to the boating lifestyle in an effort to make our boating area one of the best in the country,” said Rod Bensz, B & E’s co-owner and director of sales.

The appointment of Colony Marine and B & E Marine as dealer partners is the latest move in Maritimo’s establishment of a network of highly professional and experienced representatives of the brand in the Americas.

Maritimo’s CEO, Garth Corbitt, said the appointment of both, Colony Marine and B & E Marine added yet another layer to Maritimo’s international outreach.

He added that markets in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia are firing and Maritimo is committed to increasing their reach in the Americas and also in Europe.

“Forward orders now stretch out to 2020 and we have embarked on a major employment drive seeking to increase our current workforce by approximately 30 percent to help us meet the demand for our vessels.

“Maritimo’s reputation internationally is gaining momentum and the Americas is an exciting market for us to be active in.”

Northrop said Maritimo’s build quality and sea worthiness, being designed to handle some of the most challenging ocean conditions in the world around Australia, resonated strongly with US boaters.

He also added that the response from customers to the revolutionary X60 sport yacht and the new generation of flybridge motor yachts has been over whelming and with professionals like Colony Marine and B & E Marine helping increase awareness of the brand globally, the future for Maritimo looks extremely bright.

Main picture above: B & E Marine, located on Lake Michigan in Michigan City, is only 38 miles from Chicago by water
Below: The Maritimo X60 is tipped to be very popular in the Americas