Published: Monday, 15 April 2013
Mike Fulton

UAE-based boatbuilder Gulf Craft has announced a number of sub-dealer appointments in key South East Asian cities.

Pangkor Marina Sendirian Berhad (PMSB) is the new Gulf Craft representative in Malaysia for Gulf Craft’s Silvercraft, Oryx and Majesty Yachts lines, and has been appointed as a sub-dealer to Go Boating Thailand, the yacht builder’s dealer in Phuket, Thailand.

Two new sub-dealers have also been appointed in China, with Shanghai Bahrfuss Yacht Sales Co Ltd, the China dealer for Gulf Craft’s Majesty Yachts range, with Master Yachts as the brand’s Hong Kong representative and Dalian Bo Shi Tong Yacht Co Ltd handling the northern Chinese city of Dalian.

“The appointment of the new sub-dealers give Gulf Craft an ever-growing pan-Asian presence and comes as part of our commitment to strengthening our position in Asia through setting up a sales and technical support network in the vast market that continent offers,” says Gulf Craft COO Erwin Bamps. “Gulf Craft is no stranger to the Asian markets and our presence in the various yachting centres in Asia dates back to 1992. With the unabated economic growth that Asia has been experiencing, there is an accompanying double-digit growth in the Asian yacht market as well,” he added

Founded in 1982, Gulf Craft makes custom-built yachts of up to 50 metres through its Majesty Yachts, Oryx and Silvercraft brands. The company recently exhibited at the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show and will also have a presence at the upcoming Singapore Yacht Show from April 18 to 21.