Australia’s leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo, has strengthened its dealer sales and marketing network in the Americas with the appointment of a number of highly respected marine industry identities the company’s USA company sales team.
The team of professional sales people comprises a network that spans all of the USA and Canada. The Maritimo company sales team comprises five other professionals working from company offices in Michigan, Florida and California.
Maritimo America’s President, Dave Northrop, said the team was working extremely well, and that was great news for Maritimo in the Americas.
“We have Bill and Michelle King overseeing our company retail operation in Newport Beach, having more than 30 years of marine sales experience on the West Coast and representing Maritimo since 2006,” he said
“Sheryl Northrop joined Maritimo in September last year and brings with her more than 20 years of marine industry experience in industrial design, new product development, engineering and retail operations. Sheryl held senior management positions at both Brunswick and Genmar boat companies. She also co-managed a very successful retail marine, yacht sales and service operation with multiple locations.’
Northrop said Peter Hellebrand is a South Florida resident overseeing sales in Maritimo’s Fort Lauderdale office.
“Peter is fluent in German, Spanish and English and he has represented Maritimo in Venezuela since 2012,” he said. “He has operated several successful businesses throughout his career and now focuses on Maritimo in North America, South America and The Caribbean.”
Northrop said the latest addition to the team was marine industry representative Michael Swift. Northrop said over the years Michael had received many accolades from manufacturers and clients alike.
“Mike is an avid boater and outdoorsman and the Maritimo team looks forward to working with him to expand our reach in the Americas,” he said.
Maritimo’s Australian based CEO, Garth Corbitt, said the appointment of the Northrop team was very positive. “Dave and the others in that market place are helping us reach our global strategic roll out targets and we are thrilled to have him involved.”
Maritimo America has seen a two fold increase in sales year on year with total deals finalised in the last 12 months valued at more than $35 million.