Grande Yachts: New Facility and Dealer

January 17, 2014

Yachting Journal

Grande Yachts International announced the opening of their new full service boating facility in Wilmington with a full line of products. Located at the Riverwalk on the Cape Fear River, Grande Yachts brings more than a decade of experience of boat service and sales to the Carolinas.

“Our new Carolina’s office is the perfect blend to our existing coverage up and down the East Coast,” said Bryan Braley. “Our roots are deep in North Carolina and we have had plans to be here for several years.” Dennis Smith, General Manager of the Wilmington office, is a Wilmington resident for more than a decade and a lifelong boater bringing more than 20 years of yacht sales and customer service experience with him. “I am very exciting to open this office,” Said Smith. “We are poised with a superior product offering to best serve the unique market of the Carolinas.” Grande Yachts Wilmington office directly represents 4 quality brands of boats – Belzona Marine, Carver Yachts, Marquis Yachts, Riviera and Belize Motoryachts.

Additionally, Grande Yachts announced they signed a long term dealer agreement with Riviera Marine. The agreement includes the brands of Riviera and Belize Motoryachts the agreement covers Southeast Florida and the Carolina markets.

Riviera Yachts, located in Queensland Australia, is the largest boat builder in the southern hemisphere. Building luxury boats from 36 to 85 feet in Sedan, Flybridge & Sportfish models, Riviera delivers yachts all over the world. “As we reviewed our business through 2013 and considered where we want to go with our company – we felt the Riviera product and management philosophies were in line with our business plan,” said Bryan Braley, President and owner of Grande Yachts International. Belize a new brand of motoryachts is also part of the agreement. 2 – 54 foot models; 54 Sedan & 54 Daybridge debuted in the U.S. in 2013. “The Belize Motoryacht product extends some unique characteristics to boating that we are finding boaters are looking for today,” Braley continued. “The quality is uncompromised and we are able to bring a thorough boating experience to our customers – something that is in line with our business principals.”

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