A Poole-based sports activities boat and cruiser dealership has agreed a significant deal to turn into the UK’s sole distributor of Brazilian luxurious Schaefer Yachts.
Gibbs Quay Boat Gross sales is owned by Don Bissessar, who stated he had “scoured the world” on the lookout for a brand new yacht model to promote alongside the others his enterprise imports and sells.
Schaefer Yachts was based greater than 30 years in the past and is the biggest yacht producer in South America. The shipmaker has a spread of boats from 30ft to 85ft and has constructed greater than 3,500 vessels so far.
Mr Bissessar stated: “Schaefer Yachts actually slot in nicely with us not solely as a result of they meet our excessive requirements however as a result of they’re a longtime producer with an impeccable popularity and are distinct from the opposite manufacturers available in the market place.
“Having visited the manufacturing unit and seeing the construct and design course of I’m completely assured within the model and the folks behind it. Schaefer will convey a contact of carnival and a splash of the Copacabana to the UK boating scene.”
Various Schaefer Yachts are on account of go on show on the Southampton Boat Present in September, together with the newest mannequin. At slightly below 34ft, the V33 yacht is ready to carry 10 passengers and sleep two. The Schaefer 303 – a 32ft sports activities cruiser geared toward a household of 4 – will even be on present.
“They’re stunning-looking yachts with open bows and loads of room, with full-height headroom within the cabins,” stated Mr Bissessar, who purchased Gibbs Quay Boat Gross sales in 1986.
The enterprise is greater than a century outdated and was initially based mostly on the banks of the River Thames, close to Shepperton in Middlesex, earlier than transferring to its present web site in Dorset in 2012.
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