2009 Press Releases
Grand Banks Yachts Announces New Seattle Sales Office
Grand Banks Northwest Opens with Industry Veteran Jerry Todd at the Helm

SEATTLE – August 15, 2009 – Grand Banks Yachts today announced the opening of a new retail headquarters to manage sales, service and customer support for owners and new buyers across the northwest US region.

Grand Banks Northwest, based in Seattle's new Salmon Bay Marine Center, is now the area's exclusive dealer for new GB models, and the best source for a top selection of pre-owned Grand Banks as well.

Leading the sales team is Jerry Todd, a respected industry veteran and longtime Northwest boater. Todd first worked with Grand Banks over 20 years ago as the owner of Seaward Yacht Sales, a GB dealer at that time with offices in Portland and Seattle.

"We're very excited to have Jerry heading up the new sales team at Grand Banks Northwest," said Neil McCurdy, the company's Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Service. "Not only does he bring a proven record of success in his career, he is also a well-liked member of the boating community with strong ties to many GB owners around the Northwest."

In addition to his work as one of the region's top yacht brokers, Jerry Todd is a board member for the Northwest Marine Trades Association and has served on the board and as committee chair for the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association.

The launch of Grand Banks Northwest signals the builder's strong commitment to boaters across the region. "There are more GBs cruising the waters around here than any other part of the world," said McCurdy. "Grand Banks Northwest will provide first-class support for all manner of sales, service, warranty and other aftermarket needs, backed by the valuable expertise of the factory team. We will also continue to host owner events and give other support to the GB community here in the great Northwest."

At a time when many boatbuilders are cutting operations and distribution, Grand Banks Yachts continues to show strength by growing its global sales network. In addition to the launch of Grand Banks Northwest, the company recently opened a new sales and service headquarters in Australia, and appointed new dealers in Greece, Hong Kong and South Korea. Grand Banks was also named "Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder" for the second year in a row at the recent Asia Boating Awards.

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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