Change of ownership for Fairline California

Oundle, Northamptonshire (June 18, 2014) - Fairline Boats is pleased to announce a change of ownership at Fairline California, with the arrival of new Dealer Principal, Mark Gibbons. Mark brings over a decade of experience in the luxury boating industry to the role and has worked for Fairline in the region since 2011.

Luxury yacht specialists, 50 North Yachts, of which Mark is Managing Director, will now trade as Fairline California from its offices in San Diego. Based in the idyllic waterside surroundings of Shelter Island, the dealership is ideally placed to provide boaters along the Californian coastline with luxury yacht services, as well as those based in nearby desert states, including Nevada and Arizona. From San Diego, boaters can enjoy the temperate weather and vibrant boating community of the West Coast.

Targa-38-OPENLater this week, Fairline California will be heading to the eleventh annual San Diego International Boat Show (19-22 June) where it will showcase two Fairline models to visitors of the show. Members of the team will be on hand to guide prospective and existing Fairline owners through the Fairline range and the Targa 38 OPEN and Squadron 42 models on display.

Mark said: “I am delighted to take up the position of Dealer Principal at Fairline California and looking forward to the new challenges that the role will bring. Having worked with the Fairline brand for the last three years, I have a good understanding of the range and its growing appeal among our customer base here in California. Events like the San Diego International Boat Show give us a brilliant opportunity to introduce even more leisure boaters to the Fairline range and for them to experience the stunning boats on display.”

James Robinson, Sales Director at Fairline Boats, said: “Mark brings a strong background in the leisure marine industry to his new role and we have no doubt that the dealership will continue to thrive under his leadership. The US is an important market for us and one in which we are successfully expanding, with the appointment of new dealerships in Chesapeake and Tennessee earlier this year.”


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