2008 Press Releases
Grand Banks Yachts Adds New Service Centers in West Florida
Two experienced west coast facilities keep GB service network among industry's strongest

SEATTLE – January 15, 2008 – Grand Banks Yachts continues to strengthen its worldwide network of Authorized Service Centers with the appointment of two new service yards along the west coast of Florida, Olsen Marine and Viking Boatworks.

Olsen Marine, with a full-service facility in Fort Myers, is a family owned boatyard that has been in operation over 37 years. The expert staff at Olsen is ABYC certified and well experienced in all areas of boat service, from electrical, mechanical and plumbing to painting, fiberglass repairs, carpentry and more. In addition, Olsen Marine is an authorized service center for West System Products, Interlux, Pettit Paints, Crusader and Marine Power Engines.

Located in St. Petersburg, Viking Boatworks brings great deal of all-around experience to GB owners in the region, with a particular emphasis on engine repairs. Viking Boatworks is an authorized service center for Interlux, Volvo Penta, Caterpillar, Yanmar Marine, Northern Lights, Westerbeke and Phasor Marine. Their new 88-ton Travelift can easily handle boats up to one hundred feet in length, with a top-rated facility that can accommodate all kinds of maintenance and repair work.

Fran Morey, Director of Service for Grand Banks Yachts, praised the yards and their personnel in announcing the appointments. "Both of these facilities have a solid reputation for quality work, and are a great addition to our Authorized Service Center network," he stated. "Together, Olsen Marine and Viking Boatworks will provide Grand Banks owners with a wide range of coverage along the west coast of Florida."

Grand Banks Yachts offers one of the industry's best service support networks, in terms of both expertise and geographic coverage. Each Authorized Service Center receives training specific to Grand Banks, directly from the company's factories in Singapore and Malaysia. And with a growing roster of nearly 30 locations worldwide, GB owners can be confident in the knowledge that qualified service support is readily available as they cruise to new destinations.

About Grand Banks - Since 1956, Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd. has built yachts of superior quality that have become industry hallmarks and earned a loyal following around the world. Renowned for their handmade craftsmanship, distinctive good looks, and tried and true all-weather capabilities, Grand Banks yachts continue to be the choice of discerning boaters today. Learn more about the company and its Heritage, Eastbay, and Aleutian series yachts at www.grandbanks.com.

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