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Successful Launch of Back Cove Downeast 37

sabreDE37_underway90x120Back Cove Yachts is pleased to announce the successful launch of their latest model, the Back Cove Downeast 37. The celebration took place on Thursday, July 11th, attended by over 100 friends, dealers and members of the media, at DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant in Portland.

The Downeast 37 got rave reviews for her practical flexible layout. The group agreed that the boat’s open design makes it perfectly suited for a day trip along the coast as well as socializing at the dock: throughout the event, we often had over ten people standing comfortably in the open twelve foot by twelve foot cockpit!

Bentley Collins, VP of Sales and Marketing, said “First responses to this new model are very positive. We are anxious to show the Downeast 37 to the public, which we will do at the Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show on August 9th in Rockland, Maine. She will also be shown at many of the fall shows down the Eastern seaboard as well as in San Diego.”

Great Island Boat Yard is Bruckmann’s Authorized Service Yard

gilogoBruckmann Yachts has decided to form a service relationship with the Great Island Boat Yard in Harpswell Maine. From Bruckmann:

Our mission at Bruckmann is building the highest calibre classic sailing and motor yachts and we are continuously focused on that mission. Therefore, we have decided to partner with a service yard whose sole mission is to deliver the highest quality aftermarket service. We believe that we will maximize service competency and efficiency by working with a single, authorized service yard. This yard will learn our designs; catalogue our drawings; interface with our team efficiently; and give priority response to Bruckmann owners.

The yard’s close proximity to Portland makes it a convenient destination for use as a home base. Like Bruckmann, Great Island (GIBY) is a family owned and operated yard. The owner, Steve Rowe, will be the direct point of contact for Bruckmann customers. The Great Island Team, like ours, combines old-world skills with today’s most modern materials, techniques and equipment. The yard has a state of the art spray booth, rig shop, electronics technicians, joiners and more. GIBY currently maintains three of the Bruckmann 50’s and by all reports is serving those customers very well.

I am excited to announce GIBY as Bruckmann’s authorized commissioning, warranty and service yard. I know it will please new and existing customers to know of our affiliation with a well run professional yard. Please feel free to contact myself or Steve Rowe at 207-729-1639 or steve@greatislandboatyard.com for any additional information.

Back Cove Yachts to Launch Downeast 37

37DE_exteriorSMBack Cove Yachts, of Rockland, Maine, is pleased to announce the debut of their latest model, the Back Cove Downeast 37 which will launch July 11, 2013. The Back Cove Downeast 37 is sure to be a crowd pleaser. “The ideas that drive the Downeast 37 design are very simple: Stop-you-in-your-tracks prettiness and the biggest, most flexible exterior spaces available on a boat this size – period.” says Kevin Burns, Vice President of Design and Product Development.

She is practical, elegant and perfectly suited for a day trip along the coast. Owners will appreciate the open twelve foot by twelve foot cockpit with a SureShade cockpit cover; perfect for an afternoon cruise.

The cabin accommodates a cruising couple for weeks on end. The Herreshoff interior is fresh, light and further enhances the open and airy feel of the yacht. In the engine room, you’ll find a Cummins 480 which will provide a cruise speed of 20 knots and top speed of 25 knots. Our first hull is fitted with a 600 hp Cummins QSC 8.3 engine. We expect cruising performance on this hull of 25 knots and 29 knots at WOT.
Bentley Collins, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Back Cove says, “For lovers of traditional work boat styles, the Back Cove Downeast 37 says “lobster” and for our friends from the Chesapeake she says “Deadrise”. No matter where you do your boating this boat has a look that will turn heads in any harbor that she enters.”

Jason Constantine promoted to President of North End Composites and Back Cove Yachts

sabreconstantineWe are pleased to announce that Jason Constantine has been promoted to President of both North End Composites and Back Cove Yachts. He will also continue to assume the responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer for both companies.
Over the last four years, Jason has been responsible for all manufacturing operations at the Rockland facility, where lamination work is carried out for Sabre Yachts (Raymond, Maine) and the Back Cove product line is built.

Christopher Evans, CEO of North End Composites and Back Cove Yachts, said: “Jason has demonstrated, during his years at Sabre Yachts and at Back Cove Yachts, a deep understanding of composites and boat building, as well as showing remarkable leadership skills. He is without doubt the right person to take over the senior position at our company.” Composites and their raw materials such as vinyl ester resin are becoming more and more popular and Jason is the right person to handle this transition.

Jason joined Sabre Yachts in 2003 as a member of the assembly team, building the Sabreline 47, the first of Sabre’s big power boats. He then became an Assembly Line Supervisor in 2005. In 2007, Jason was asked to move to Rockland to manage Back Cove production, and assumed the COO title in 2010.

Jason is a graduate of Stonehill College, holding an Honors B.S. in Biology. He is currently serving as the VP on the Maine Marine Trades Association board of directors.

Morris Yachts Hires New Brokerage Salesman

Morris Yachts is pleased to announce the selection of Bob Marston as a Brokerage Sales Professional for their Newport, Rhode Island, sales office. In his position, Marston will be responsible for overseeing brokerage sales operations in the Newport, RI area and beyond, with a focus on offshore cruising yachts. If you’re wanting a wider selection of boats for sale than just cruising yachts, you could find more by looking at these boats for sale Omaha and other regions have on offer.

Marston has worked in the Marine Industry for over 21 years, working in sales for other fine boat builders such as Oyster Marine and Gunboat International as well as serving as a professional Yacht Captain for many years. Most recently he was Sales Director for Gunboat where he built strong relationships with buyers and owners in the high-tech multihull market. Prior to Gunboat, Marston spent 11 years as a Brokerage and New Sales Manager for Oyster Marine USA in their Newport, RI office where he managed boat sales, events and marketing in the US and overseas.

“Bob’s impressive career and his commitment to his customers make him an excellent cultural fit for our organization,” says Doug Metchick, Morris CEO. “We look forward to having his expertise onboard and know he will be a valuable asset in the continued growth of not only our Brokerage Department but our company as a whole.”

Marston joins Prent Weathers and Gregg Weatherby in the Morris Yachts Newport, RI, sales office and will partner with Maine-based Brokerage Salesman James Allen to round-out the Brokerage Department. “I am looking forward to working more closely with Bob,” says James Allen. “He is well respected in the industry and has a wide array of experience with different boat manufacturers. He will be instrumental in helping us expand our brokerage business to further serve both Morris and non-Morris boat models.”

“Our customers ultimately win at the end of the day,” says Cuyler Morris, President. “We are effectively doubling our Brokerage sales force, which means more capabilities, more opportunities and better service for each one of our valued customers around the world.”

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