“We are extremely satisfied with this move, which is yet another step forward in the growth of our group in a strategically important market, that of the USA,” Vincenzo Cannatelli, CEO of Ferretti, said last month when the deal was first announced. Robert J. Tomsich, chairman of Allied Richard Bertram Marine Group, added, “Each organization has its own outstanding reputation and brand loyalty. This transaction will be a great benefit to our customers and associates.”
Renamed Allied Marine Group, the brokerage house will continue to focus on marketing, selling, and servicing new and used yachts. Formed in 2002 by the merger of Richard Bertram Yachts and The Allied Marine Group, the company has nine sales and service centers, all in Florida, ranging from the Keys to Jacksonville. A few years ago it created The Platinum Yacht Collection, a division solely dedicated to megayachts, with offices in Fort Lauderdale’s Bahia Mar Yachting Center.
No word on whether any changes will occur regarding brands the brokerage house currently represents. But it’s probably a safe bet that representatives from the Ferretti brands and Allied Marine Group will be out in force together at the upcoming boat shows.