Australian motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo has strengthened its sales and marketing initiatives in the European continent with the appointment of a new dealer.
Earlier this year Maritimo engaged Spain based, Eric Zobel, to head up Maritimo Europe’s sales network. For Zobel, it is a return to working with company founder Bill Barry-Cotter having represented him in Europe previously over 20 years ago.
“The appointment earlier this year has been an exciting step forward for Maritimo as we believe our collective efforts will greatly enhance our presence and support in Europe,” said Maritimo CEO Garth Corbitt.
Maritimo currently exports approximately 50% of its production capacity to international customers and Zobel’s appointment to boost international marketing efforts comes at a time when the company is enjoying tremendous success with its latest new models.
Eric Zobel said he aligned himself with the Maritimo brand because of their internationally acknowledged performance, seakeeping ability, quality of construction and factory support.
The M-Series flybridge motor yacht range is one of the few fully enclosed climate-controlled flybridge vessels available in the European market at 50ft-70ft.
The X50 and X60 X-Series sport motor yacht models are also some of the only sport yacht vessels in the European market featuring full aft beach club cabins with ensuite, bar and hide-away beds.
Although only joining Maritimo earlier this year, Eric Zobel first met Maritimo’s founder Bill Barry-Cotter more than two decades ago.
“It is more than 60 years since my father followed his passion and started his business importing, manufacturing and selling boats in Spain,” said Zobel.
Maritimo’s European sales network is now based from Eric Zobel’s International Yachts Dealer SL, based at the Marina of Aiguadolc in the town of Sitges which is 15 minutes from the Barcelona International Airport.