DANIA BEACH, Fla. —Brig Boats has officially entered the U.S. market and announced the grand opening of its first founding dealership in the country. In December, Sirocco Marine Fort Lauderdale opened the doors to its 10,000-square-foot showroom and warehouse in Dania Beach, Florida.
Kharkov, Ukraine-based Brig Boats is a European manufacturer of recreational RIBs. Founded by aeronautical engineer Slava Rodionov nearly 25 years ago, Brig Boats are now sold in more than 60 countries through an exclusive distributor network.
Sirocco Marine carries the full line of Brig Boats, as well as Sealegs Amphibious Boats, Fluid Watercraft and Honda Marine. Visitors can see up to 100 boats from 10 to 36 feet in length, ranging from tenders and recreational watercraft to commercial and government vessels.
At Sirocco Marine’s helm is owner Boyd Tomkies, a New Zealand native and longtime racing sailor with many years of experience in the inflatable boat business. He owned Annapolis Inflatables in Maryland for five years and he is managing partner of Fluid Watercraft.
“I’m honored to be appointed the exclusive Brig dealer in Florida,” Tomkies said. “I think boat owners and crew will appreciate Brig’s high quality and competitive pricing, and I’m very much looking forward to working with the marine industry here in South Florida.”
Tomkies and Sirocco Marine Fort Lauderdale will be at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show on February 11-15, where Brig USA is hosting the show’s fifth largest display. Located in Hall C at the show’s new Virginia Key venue, the 4,000-square-foot booth will feature more than 25 boats.
“This is our first boat show, and it marks Brig’s official entry into the U.S. market,” Tomkies said. “I’m very excited to show our new products.”
Brig USA’s founding dealerships — Sirocco Marine Fort Lauderdale and Sirocco Marine Annapolis, which is scheduled to open in February — are essentially Brig USA franchisees. They will work closely with Brig USA leadership to ensure that customers receive a first-class experience and have the opportunity to build rewarding, long-term relationships.
Brig Boats’ model lineup includes the Eagle Series, the Navigator Series and the Falcon Series. In 2016, Brig USA is expecting delivery of several new models, including a 33-footer.
To learn more about Brig USA and its model lineup, and to stay up to date with the latest news, visit www.brigusa.com. For information about its Fort Lauderdale and Annapolis dealerships, visit www.siroccomarine.com.