Tag Archives: Rob Parmentier

Sailfish Boats adds dealers

Sailfish Boats

Over the past 60-days, Sailfish Boats has added nine new dealers to its list of dealer partners. The new Sailfish dealers are:• Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales – St. Clair Shores, MI and Chicago, IL• Sovereign Marine Group – Stuart, FL• The Boat House of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA• Global Marine – Galveston, TX• Seattle Water Sports – Seattle, WA• Needham’s ...

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Sailfish Boats names new CEO

Sailfish CEO Rob Palmentier

Rob Parmentier has been named President & CEO of Sailfish Boats.  Prior to this announcement, Parmentier served in the same capacity at Marquis Yachts in Pulaski, WI. Parmentier, an avid outdoorsman, and fisherman is looking forward to getting a Sailfish out in the gulf to take advantage of all of the fishing and family-friendly features.  “I am excited to join ...

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Marquis Yachts names new national sales manager

Marquis Yachts recently announced Scott Nault has accepted the position of national sales manager for Marquis Yachts. In this capacity he will oversee and manage the day to day sales activities for the Marquis Yachts brands of Marquis, Carver Yachts including the Lexus LY 650. The company said Nault will also handle dealer development and product education. “I have known ...

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Marquis Yachts announces new strategic vision

As part of the recent sale of its Larson Boat assets to Polaris Industries, the Pulaski, Wisconsin builder of Marquis, Carver and Lexus Yachts has announced a strategic reorganization. Under the guidance of President and CEO, Rob Parmentier, the company will now concentrate exclusively in the luxury yacht segment through its continued expansion of the Carver Yachts brand and relaunch ...

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Polaris purchases Larson Boat Group

In a recent letter to dealer partners, Rob Parmentier, president and CEO of Marquis-Larson Boat Group announced that the Larson Boat Group has been sold to Polaris Industries. “The sale of the company, means production will move and take place at another facility,” Parmentier said in the letter. “The moving of materials and assets will begin, immediately.” The letter also ...

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Marquis-Larson names new director of sales

Marquis-Larson Boat Group makers of Larson, Larson FX, Larson Escape, Striper, Carver Yachts, Marquis and builder of the Lexus LY650 has announced that Kelly Kraning has been promoted to director of sales for the company. Previously, Kraning was the National Sales Manager for Carver and Marquis Yachts. In his new role, Kraning will continue to be responsible for the sales ...

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Carver Yachts adds dealer partner in Osaka, Japan

Carver Yachts has added Eins A Resort Co., Ltd in Osaka, Japan, as its newest dealer partner. Eins A Resort will be the company’s sole partner selling and servicing Japan’s growing boating market. “Eins A and I go back more than 20 years. They have an incredible showroom, organization and service operation with unbelievable customer service,” said Rob Parmentier, Marquis-Larson ...

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Marquis-Larson will introduce new Marquis line in 2019

According to Rob Parmentier, President & CEO of the Marquis-Larson Boat Group, Marquis Yachts will discontinue its current line of semi-custom cruising boats and transition to an entirely new line for 2019. Parmentier said the new models are designed to better address changes in the global marketplace where there is an increasing demand for boats with unique styling, greater performance ...

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Freshwater focuses on consumer-driven innovation

Freshwater fishing remains a critical market segment within the boating industry. Recent data from Statistical Surveys confirms that the market continues to exhibit solid growth in the single digit range.  According to SSI, sales of new retail registered outboard-powered aluminum fishing boats in the U.S. increased from 61,000 in 2016 to 62,000 in 2017.  Total freshwater fishing, which includes aluminum ...

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