Schaefer Yachts of Brazil is expanding its global sales network into the United States and has chosen Nautical Ventures to be Schaefer Yacht’s first North American dealer. Nautical Ventures, a Boating Industry Top 100 dealer, has boat dealerships in Fort Lauderdale, North Palm Beach and Riviera Beach, Fla.
Under the eye of President and Head Designer Márcio Schaefer, Schaefer Yachts builds luxury sport yachts ranging from 30 to 83 feet. 2017 marks the company’s 25th anniversary as a boatbuilder.
“As we begin this milestone year for our company, it was a natural business evolution for us to enter the North American marketplace. Our boats, and how they are designed, will be an ideal fit for the U.S. boating customer,” said Samuel Brito, CEO and partner of U.S. operations for Schaefer Yachts. “We also did our due diligence in researching U.S. boat dealers when we discovered Nautical Ventures. Upon further evaluation, we determined that they will be an ideal fit with our organization. We’re confident in their ability to offer their clientele the same high standards of customer service we deliver elsewhere in the world.”
Started in 1987, Nautical Ventures enters its 30th year in business in 2017.
“We’ve been looking to expand our boat lines into the 36’ – 80’ segment and Schaefer Yachts really fills that sweet spot,” said Roger Moore, CEO of Nautical Ventures. “We are pleased they have chosen to make their American debut through us.”
Initial plans for Schaefer Yacht’s U.S. expansion will be to establish a South Florida operations office.
“Eventually we would also like to have some manufacturing facilities in the U.S., most likely dedicated to the construction of key models being sold in America,” said Brito.
Nautical Ventures will be showcasing five Schaefer Yacht models along Collins Avenue during the upcoming Yachts Miami Beach Show, Feb. 16-20, Booths A7 – A11.