Austin Parker has announced the appointment of Chesapeake Yacht Center as its dealer for the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Chesapeake Yacht Center was established in 2012, and quickly ascended to one of the top dealer names in its region. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD Chesapeake Yacht Center is a white-glove concierge dealership that serves customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for all their yachting needs and has additional offices and service points in Hampton and Woodridge, VA and Hilton Head Island, SC. “We’re excited to be joining forces with Austin Parker”, said Josh White, co-Principal at Chesapeake Yacht Center. “The Austin Parker product is revered throughout Europe, and we can’t wait for our customers to see and experience first-hand the exceptional quality, workmanship and on-water performance of these fine yachts”. “Austin Parker is launching a number of exciting new models this year”, added Ryan Dobb, co-Principal at Chesapeake Yacht Center. “The new AP48 Sundeck was just launched, while the AP44 Sedan will celebrate its US launch at FLIBS in November. Styled by Fulvio De Simoni, both yachts are Category A vessels and carry features usually found on yachts of much larger size”
Gianni Gravagno the Managing Director of Austin Parker USA , stated: “The appointment of Chesapeake Yacht Center is a key milestone in our newly-launched strategy to recruit and appoint quality dealers throughout North America. We’ve been preparing for the implementation of this strategy by designing and developing a whole new range of yachts, ranging from 35ft to 74ft. Operationally, we’ve established a base in Ft. Lauderdale staffed by experience industry professionals. Chesapeake Yacht Center enjoy an excellent reputation in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. We’re genuinely excited about this partnership”.
AUSTIN PARKER ( located in Pisa – Italy) builds yachts in the style of the traditional lobster boats used by the fishermen of Maine in the tough conditions of the Atlantic Ocean. The yard’s range currently comprises nine models from 35ft-74ft.