A year after buying Fraser Yachts, expanding further into megayachts, MarineMax has added yet another superyacht specialist to its fold. This time, it’s the brokerage, charter, and yacht-services company Northrop & Johnson. This gives MarineMax a much larger ability to grow its customers up into bigger boats. Furthermore, it can keep them longer into their
Fifteen years after it acquired a stake in Fraser Yachts, the Azimut-Benetti Group has sold the company to MarineMax. The move is meant to bolster the presence of Benetti in the American market. Simultaneously, it allows MarineMax to expand further into megayacht territory. MarineMax has enjoyed strong ties with the Azimut-Benetti Group for some time.
Less than a year after adding megayacht-management, crew-placement, and charter services, MarineMax is focusing further on big yachts. It now has a Superyachts Division, with Billy Smith (below), formerly of Trinity Yachts, as vice president. The Superyachts Division will assist customers seeking new builds and brokerage buys alike. Furthermore, the above-mentioned management services will be
MarineMax is making a big push into megayacht territory. The well-known recreational boating and yachting retailer is opening a yacht-management, crew-placement, and charter division. And, it’s tapped megayacht-industry veteran Bob Saxon (pictured, at right) to head it. Chuck Cashman (pictured, at left), MarineMax’s executive vice president of sales, marketing, and manufacturer relations, says that the
Now more American buyers of Azimut yachts and megayachts have more locations where they can see the boats and sign new contracts. The Azimut Benetti Group, parent company of Azimut, has extended its relationship with MarineMax farther into the U.S. West Coast, Midwest, and Gulf Coast. As a result, MarineMax is the sole representative for
While Mangusta has built more than two dozen Mangusta 92 open-style megayachts over nearly a decade, until now none was specially designed for the American market. Mangusta’s cooperation with MarineMax its stateside representative, changes that. The first American-aimed Mangusta 92 debuted at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, showing subtle changes yet preserving her international