WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. – Vicem Yachts, Turkish builders of motor yachts, sport fishers and megayachts, has signed David Croom as a sales representative for North and South Carolina, it reported in a recent statement. Croom is a yacht salesman with over 20 years of experience spent exclusively in the marine retail industry of the Carolinas.
“There is an interesting dynamic with the Carolinas. More and more, young families and retirees are relocating there, making this prestigious coastal region an ideal market for both Vicem luxury motor yachts and especially sportfishers,” said Dirk Boehmer, president of Vicem Yachts, Inc. “David’s vast experience with the yachting clientele in the region is key to build the Vicem brand and drive sales throughout this market.”
Croom has translated his experiences as a USCG-licensed captain to assist clientele with their marine vessel purchases, according to the company. He began his yacht sales career in 1986 as a broker for American Yacht Sales in the Carolinas, representing the sport fisher lines of Bertram and Davis Yachts among others. He complemented his sportfisher expertise with cruiser sales experience by working on behalf of such brands as Hatteras, Viking, Tiara and Grand Banks. In 2006, he founded Total Offshore Yacht Sales, based in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., specializing in sportfisher and cruiser sales, and related yacht management.
Croom holds a degree in business and finance from the University of Georgia, and attended the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He will focus on the sale of new Vicem models and represent Vicem at major and regional boat shows, starting with the 2010 Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 25 to 28, the company stated.