2008 Press Releases
Grand Banks Yachts Appoints New Authorized Dealer In West Florida
Classic Yachts International expands to serve GB customers on both the east and west coasts of Florida.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – July 1, 2008 – Grand Banks Yachts announced today that Classic Yachts International is the Company's new Authorized Dealer for the west coast of Florida.

Classic Yachts International will stock and sell Grand Banks from two new offices along the state's Gulf Coast. The first, at the Cape Harbor Marina in Cape Coral, will open in August with a team that includes long-time GB salesman Brian Duffy. The second office will open before the 2009 Miami International Boat show, in the Bradenton-Tampa-St. Petersburg area.

"We selected Classic Yachts International based on their track record of strong sales throughout the east coast of Florida at their Fort Lauderdale and Fort Pierce offices," said Neil McCurdy, Vice President of Worldwide Sale & Service for Grand Banks Yachts. "Combining these two regions under the management of one highly-regarded dealership will serve Grand Banks Yachts and its customers extremely well."

Classic Yachts International is operated by George Potochney and Steve Fithian, who were named east coast dealers for GB last year. Consistently one of the top sales leaders for Grand Banks worldwide, Steve is experienced and knowledgeable, with many long-lasting relationships among Grand Banks owners.

"We are very excited to represent Grand Banks Yachts on both coasts of Florida," said Mr. Fithian, President of CYI. "We're going to implement our many years of professional Grand Banks knowledge and expertise that has worked so well on the east coast, and replicate it on the west coast."
Classic Yachts International will join other Authorized Dealers to represent Grand Banks Yachts at the 2008 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. Among the highlights at this show will be the highly anticipated 41 Heritage EU, an all-new model featuring the joystick-control Zeus propulsion system.

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 grandbanks.com.

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