NEW BERN, N.C. -- American sportfishing and motor yacht builder Hatteras Yachts is pleased to announce that Total Offshore Yacht Sales of Wilmington, N.C., has joined its award-winning global network of sales representatives. The addition of this new Hatteras dealership in coastal North Carolina furthers the builder's goal of strengthening its presence in key fishing and cruising markets in the U.S. and around the world.
"I am very excited to be back with Hatteras," said Total Offshore Yacht Sales Owner and President David Croom, who represented the company's yachts when he worked with a previous yacht dealership eight years ago. "Hatteras builds the best boats for customers in our region, many of whom are active offshore yachtsmen or saltwater anglers. The new Hatteras GT Series, in particular, has been very well received by our local sportfishing community.
Croom has been on the water since age 11, when he got his first job on a boat as mate. A U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain at age 19, he gained experience operating a wide range of vessels including commercial vessels, sailboats, motor yachts and sportfishing boats. A passionate angler, he is a proud member of the Hatteras Marlin Club on Cape Hatteras, N.C. David draws on this rich experience to provide his dealership's customers with a wide range of services and support before, during and after their yacht purchase.
"We are delighted to welcome David Croom of Total Offshore Yacht Sales, with his well-honed skills both as a yacht broker and as a captain, and his focus on excellent customer service, back to the Hatteras family," said John Ward, president and CEO of Hatteras/Cabo Yachts. "Total Offshore Yacht Sales is in the heart of Hatteras country, and its proximity to our factory is sure to make for very strong ties between us, the dealership and its clients."