The annual Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show has once again come and Gone. The true results of the show will really not be evident for at least the next 60-90 days. That is when we will see what deals at the show actually closed and produced a sale. 

On a personal note, I am no longer with Ocean Alexander.  I have joined the YachtBlu team. YachtBlu is located in the Quay Shopping center on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. I will be doing brokerages and sales for used boats of all sizes. In addition, YachtBlu is the distributor of Sal Lorenzo Yachts and Marquis Yachts for the entirety of the Americas. The team I am now working with is incredibly accomplished and have over 65 years combined experience in the yachting industry; feel free to visit our website at www.yachtblue.net for more information on our company.

San Lorenzo yachts are an Italian build and have been a yacht builder for over 50 years. They are truly the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and quality. They can currently build between 60’ up to 150’+. San Lorenzo Yachts are completely custom built and will tailor every need of the client. The client can choose every fabric, electronic package, the décor and even the layout of the boat. They do not like to say “no” to the client. If it is physically possible, San Lorenzo will build it. San Lorenzo has been able to combine a unique marriage between craftwork and cutting edge technology. Their motto is, “Being totally tailor made, to guarantee the best satisfaction, of every single client, in every moment of the life on board a San Lorenzo Yacht.”

The other builder YachtBlu is a dealer for is Marquis Yachts. Marquis crafts are built in northern Wisconsin, and the company has been building quality boats for decades and decades. Marquis quality is much different. Typical yacht builders will outsource their design and installation of electrical and plumbing systems, construction components and other critical factors. By doing this, they are essentially assemblers of other company’s products and are thus limited by their supplier’s capabilities, timeframes and quality standards. 

Marquis is unique and superior because they build every subcomponent and critical system without outsourcing, and they immerse themselves in every detail of every vessel. The results are yachts with the ultimate in distinctive style and unmatched fit and finish, joinery and proven operational reliability. The quality and uncommon attention to detail says a lot about Marquis and its employees. 

Marquis builds boats ranging from a 42’ Sport Coupe to a 72’ Flybridge. All Marquis Yachts are designed by the world-renown designer, Nuvolari-Lenard. They have a reputation for designing some of the world’s most prestigious vessels. Based out of Italy, they give Marquis a very contemporary design that gives the boat a striking look with a functional layout. They definitely give Marquis a look that sets them apart when either sitting at the dock or cruising up the coast.

It truly is an honor and I am very excited about having the opportunity to work with YachtBlu and be distributors of San Lorenzo and Marquis Yachts. If you ever have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at: grant@sanlorenzoamericas.com or 786.390.2782. Have fun, and happy and safe boating!! Keep it between the channel markers!!