2011 Press Releases
Grand Banks Yachts Recognizes Top Dealers
2011 Worldwide Dealer Meeting Concludes with Awards Celebration

FT. LAUDERDALE – October 27, 2011 – Grand Banks Yachts announced its 2011 Authorized Dealer Sales Awards last night at a ceremony on the eve of the world's largest boat show. The event took place at the conclusion of the company's worldwide dealer meeting, in which top executives from Grand Banks briefed dealers and met together to exchange insights on markets and customers around the world.

The evening's big winner was Paolo Murzi, who operates GB France in Cannes and GB Italia in the Italian coastal city of Orbitello. Mr. Murzi was recognized for his outstanding sales success in both markets during the 2011 model year.

"Paolo and his team have done an outstanding job throughout a very challenging year," said Neil McCurdy, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Service at Grand Banks. "It's no secret that our industry faces tough markets around the world, but proactive and hard-charging dealers like him have helped us gain ground in Europe."

Boatworks Yacht Sales, with offices in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, took second place for its annual sales performance, while newcomer Grand Banks Northwest, based in Seattle, was close behind in third place.

The dinner and recognition event was co-sponsored by Cummins MerCruiser Diesel, who also gave a special award to the top seller of Grand Banks equipped with CMD Zeus drives. GB Nederlands, from Heeg in Holland, took that honor based on their sales of the Grand Banks 41 Heritage EU.

"Going into the biggest boat show of the year, this was a wonderful opportunity to recognize the great effort and quality performance by the Grand Banks Dealer Network," said McCurdy. "These are all the top professionals in their league, and it's been a privilege to work with them during all we've been through together lately."

About Grand Banks - Since 1956, Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd. has built yachts of superior quality that have become industry hallmarks and earned a loyal following around the world. Renowned for their handmade craftsmanship, distinctive good looks, and tried and true all-weather capabilities, Grand Banks yachts continue to be the choice of discerning boaters today. Learn more about the company and its Heritage, Eastbay, and Aleutian series yachts at grandbanks.com.


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