August 31, 2015 - Holland, Michigan – Tiara Yachts announced a record year in retail sales and market share growth during its annual dealer conference aptly themed, Modern Legacy. The worldwide audience of attendees included domestic and international dealers, top retail sales representatives and key Tiara Yachts vendors.
The event focused on year-end sales results and the introduction of the all new Q 44 Adventure Yacht, a concept born from the mind of legendary Tiara Yachts founder, Leon Slikkers. The meeting’s Modern Legacy theme connected Leon’s boat building heritage with the Tiara products of today.
“The personal relationships, company culture and collaboration of ideas shared between key business partners has proven to be a valuable experience in continuing our momentum into our 2016 model year. Thank you to Tiara Yachts’ dealer organization for making 2015 a great year in business,” Tom Slikkers, President and CEO, S2 Yachts.
Tiara Yachts recognized its top ten dealers along with top salesmen for their retail sales performance during the 2015 model year. Galati Yachts was recognized as the number one Tiara Yachts dealer worldwide for the third consecutive year. Galati Yachts consistently exceeds customer expectations for the sale and service of Tiara Yachts. They are recognized as a Boating Industry Top 100 Hall of Fame inductee, winning the Top 100 Dealer of the Year consecutively in 2007-2008.
“As a multi-generation family owned business, Tiara Yachts shares our passion for this industry, as well as our company values and business philosophies, we are extremely proud of our results with the Tiara brand. Their innovative products allow us to showcase our strengths in sales and customer support enabling us to grow our market share with the Tiara products and exceed the expectations of today’s demanding consumer. We have high expectations in our performance at all levels of business and Tiara Yachts continues to deliver an exceptional on-water experience to all our customers,” Joseph Galati, President of Galati Yacht Sales.
The Tiara Yachts Top 2015 Dealer Award Recipients included
(order one through ten)
Galati Yachts, Florida Gulf Coast
Skipper Bud’s, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan
Oyster Harbors Marine, Cape Cod, MA
Quality Yachts, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hampton Watercraft and Marine, Long Island, NY
Apex Marine, Miami, FL
Walstrom Marine, Harbor Springs, MI
Ocean Blue Yacht Sales, Florida’s East Coast
Sliver Seas Yachts, San Diego, CA
Grande Yachts, Annapolis, MD
The top salesperson honor was delivered to Jose Rodriguez of Quality Yachts, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jose topped the field of domestic and international retail salespersons with a dedicated sales approach and loyal following of customers in the Puerto Rico market. Jose’s personal relationships with his customers and product knowledge have kept him in the top ten of the Tiara sales leaderboard for several years in a row.
“Jose continually sets the bar high for Tiara Yachts. The Caribbean marketplace, especially Puerto Rico, have embraced the Tiara Yachts line and Jose’s product knowledge and enthusiasm for the brand are shared with his loyal customers,” John Armbruster, Business Development Manager, Tiara Yachts.
The Tiara Yachts Top 2015 Retail Salespeople Recipients included
(order one through a tie for ten)
Jose Rodriguez, Quality Yachts, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bob Wagner, Grande Yacht Sales, Annapolis Maryland
Tom Jones, Hampton Watercraft & Marine, Long Island, New York
Tom Vickers, Skipper Bud’s of Ohio
Rudy Garcia, Apex Marine, Miami, Florida
Matt Ginsberg, Skipper Bud’s of West Michigan
Paul Barton, Portland Boatworks, Portland, CT
Dale Robertson, Oyster Harbors, Cape Cod
Brian Granger, Walstrom Marine, Harbor Springs, MI
Scott MacCrimmon, Ed Huck Marine, Ontario
Dwayne Stone, Skipper Bud’s, Ohio
The prestigious sales achievement award recipients attended Tiara Yachts annual sales training, Tiara University, and accumulated points based on yearly retail sales volume of the Tiara product line.
The just- introduced Tiara Q 44 Adventure Yacht series, exciting new Coupe series and 50 Flybridge introductions earlier this year have highlighted a banner year for Tiara Yachts. The Tiara 39 Coupe debuting during the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will undoubtedly keep the excitement level high for model year 2016.
Tiara Yachts, headquartered in Holland, Michigan, manufactures yachts with inboard power from 31 to 50 feet. Tiara’s lines include the Open, FlyBridge, Convertible and Coupe models. Tiara is a subsidiary of S2 Yachts, Inc., one of the oldest privately held boat manufacturers in the United States. S2 Yachts, Inc. also manufacturers the luxury brand of cruising and sport fishing boats under the PURSUIT brand name. Pursuit Boats are manufactured in Fort Pierce, Florida in lengths of 23 to 38 feet. They are available in Center Console, Dual Console, Offshore, Sport and Sport Coupe configurations. For more information, please visit www.tiarayachts.com andwww.pursuitboats.