Chris-Craft Continues to Build Its Dealer Network

Published Monday, August 8, 2005

SARASOTA, Fla. (August 8, 2005) - Chris-Craft Corporation, a leading manufacturer of premium quality boats and motor yachts, has added 18 new dealers to its burgeoning network, bringing their worldwide distribution to more than 60 dealers.

Chris-Craft's distribution network currently features dealerships throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. A few of the most recent dealer appointments include Bethel Marine in Cincinnati, Ohio, Gifford Marine in Dartmouth, Mass., Horizon Marine in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., Lazy Days Marina in Buford, Ga., Mau Marine in Okoboji, Iowa, Nautica Capital in Portugal, Page Sports Canada in Quebec, Pirates Cove Marina in Ontario, Praxis Yachts in Greece, Schrader Yachts in Point Pleasant, N.J., R&R Sundance in Newport Beach, Calif., Royal Marine International in Dubai, UAE, Sterling Marine in Lake Ariel, Pa., United Watercraft in Mexico City, Mexico, Waypoint Marine in Grand Haven, Mich. and Xtreme Marine in Lewisville, Texas.

"With nine new models in our product line and more in development, we have gained momentum by having a much broader appeal to the best dealers in each geographic market. We started with 15 dealers and just three models in 2001. As we continue to expand upon our network with more dealers in more regions, we know that our dealers are finding success and profit representing Chris-Craft," says Steve Heese, President of Chris-Craft.

Chris-Craft is currently in the process of adding dealers from countries such as Venezuela, Malta and Turkey, as well as continuing to build the network throughout the United States.

Based in Sarasota, Florida, the company has a fleet of nine models ranging from 20 to 40 feet. Over the next three years, Chris-Craft plans to unveil four more models, expanding the range even further. With a tradition of excellence dating back to 1874, the Chris-Craft name represents craftsmanship, classic elegance, total reliability and performance. For more information, visit our Web site at