ZEELANDER EXHIBITS US BUILT Z 44 FOR THE FIRST TIME
AT THE PALM BEACH BOAT SHOW
Zeelander USA announced today that for the first time they will be exhibiting a US built Z 44 at the Palm Beach Boat Show (March 22 to 25, 2012). Zeelander is a Dutch designed yacht brand that moved production from Holland, Europe to Holland, Michigan, USA in 2011. The first model, the Z 44 (see attached picture) is being built under contract at the Tiara S2 shipyard in Holland, MI. Moulds were sent from Europe to the USA in April 2011 and S2 is now producing two boats per month under the supervision of the Tiara Team at a production line in the S2 / Tiara facility.
The Zeelander brand is marketed exclusively by MarineMax, the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, with 54 retail locations in 19 states. Zeelander expects to have stock Z 44’s in over a dozen MarineMax locations before the end of 2012.
Chris Holtzheuser, President of Zeelander USA commented, “We are so very pleased at the quality and experience that S2 has been able to so very quickly bring to bear on our Z 44. The focus and passion of S2 has been evident from our very first discussions a year ago, and we are well ahead of our original schedule thanks to their efforts.” Bob Fritsky, Vice President of MarineMax Yacht & Brokerage said, “The MarineMax team is very excited about the Z 44 partnership. S2, Zeelander USA and MarineMax have been able to seamlessly integrate a complex move from Europe to the USA while making a smart European product US compliant, US sourced, and US serviced. It is ideal for our clients, quite literally the best of both worlds.”
About Zeelander USA
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Zeelander USA provides Zeelander Yachts, Parts, Service, Marketing and Training for its exclusive distributor MarineMax. Throughout its 10-year history, Zeelander Yachts has developed numerous technologies that have advanced yacht performance, improved safety and spurred environmental innovations within the yachting industry. ZUSA strives to maintain a standard of excellence, commitment and distinction synonymous with its Brand. www.zeelander.com