De Antonio Yachts, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, is coming to America by way of Nautical Ventures Group and has been awarded the entire state of Florida for its sales jurisdiction. Additionally, Nautical Ventures was contracted to set up strategic dealer territories throughout North America and the Caribbean for the De Antonio brand.
Founded in 2012 by Stanislas Chmielewski and Mark De Antonio, the pair developed a revolutionary line of hidden outboard powered boats that make better use of onboard space, while improving efficiency, usability and performance. Eight models range from 28 to 46 feet and its flagship vessel, the D46 Open, won the prestigious 2019 European Powerboat of the Year. Their new 42 model was nominated for the 2020 European Powerboat of the Year during the Cannes Boat Show.
“Our dealerships have a growing reputation for bringing on innovative European brands, such as Axopar Boats, that break the conventional boundaries of design and performance," Roger Moore, CEO of Nautical Ventures Group said. "We’re discovering more and more U.S. customers who recognize and appreciate the new benefits that brands such as De Antonio bring to the American boating culture.”
“Our priority, after design and space, has always been innovation. The world is changing. We have innovations everywhere, in all domains, but many boat manufacturers are stuck in the last century," Co-founder and sales director Stan Chmielewski said. "Our hidden outboard engine design is a very good example of what we can achieve, and we believe Nautical Ventures will provide a good podium from which we can deliver our message to America.”
Nautical Ventures will debut De Antonio’s 2020 models at the Miami International Boat Show, February 13 – 17, 2020.