Contest Yachts continues distributor network expansion with new UK appointment
Contest Yachts of Holland, the renowned constructor of high quality, semi-custom-built performance bluewater yachts, continues its international distributor network expansion with the September appointment of Parkstone Bay Yachts, Poole, Dorset as new UK agency, operating under the business banner of Contest Yachts UK.
“We have always considered the UK as a key market for our bluewater performance cruisers, and we are now securing that position for the future,” says Contest Yachts’ CEO Arjen Conijn. “Charles Watson who has been our agent in the UK for a wonderful 36 years is planning to retire and in the process is merging his business into Parkstone Bay Yachts. We are delighted now to add the experience and strengths of this fast growing and, like us, family owned business to our network of international agents and distributors and can’t imagine a smoother, better transition and future for our clients old and new.”
Jimmy Warington-Smyth of Parkstone Bay Yachts explains further, “While we have long admired and enjoyed the evolving Contest range, we have also known and worked with Charles for 10 years. This is all such a natural fit and we’re truly looking forward not only to working directly with Contest Yachts, but to helping take this impressive bluewater brand forward in this reawakening market. And to help with this Charles will remain involved through the transition period. It’s good news all round.”
Parkstone Bay Yachts is part of Parkstone Bay Group. Together with new and used boat sales, the group offers full yard services, marina and swinging berths, washrooms and café/restaurant. Both charming and convenient, the site, acquired by Stuart Rawlinson 10 years ago, and previously known as Mitchells Boat Yard, is on the edge of Poole Harbour, close by the famed Sandbanks Peninsula.
Parkstone Bay Yachts
Parkstone Bay Marina
Turks Lane, Poole, Dorset BH14 8EW.
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