Marten rides wave of success

Marten rides wave of success

Marten Yachts has announced the sale of two Marten 49s, which it said further fuels its position as one of the premier yacht brands in the world.

The Australian owned company said it exceeded sales targets, contracting five Marten 49s and a Marten 67 so far this year, a testament to the core strength of its brand.

Marten 49 hull 15 is bound for Europe while hull 14, due for delivery in early 2009, will signify the brand’s debut in Queensland, said Marten Yachts.

The new Brisbane-based owner, a member of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, was initially drawn to the sleek lines of the stylish Marten 49 prior to discovering the unique benefits of the performance cruiser, said the company.

A popular cruising destination, the sunshine state plays host to several international events in which the Marten range participates, although no Queenslander could lay claim to owning the prestigious brand until now, said the yachtbuilder.

Marten Yachts brand manager, Jason Rowed, views Queensland as an exciting market for the brand: “Marten’s innovative hydraulic lifting keel suits Queensland’s shallow waterways. We are also seeing more clubs that have imposing draft restrictions in respect to marina berths, something that can be easily overcome with the Marten’s lifting keel.”

Following the interest sparked as a result of displaying at the 2008 Sydney International Boat Show, Marten Yachts said it plans to showcase the latest of its premium carbon fibre yachts at the 2009 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

Designed and built to perform, Marten Yachts are luxuriously appointed and exhilarating to sail, often exceeding in their class, said the yachtbuilder.

Johnny Vincent’s Marten 49 Pace, said Marten Yachts, recently competed in the highly regarded Les Voiles Saint Tropez Regatta. This regatta, said the yachtbuilder, attracts some of the most well known yachts in the world where Pace finished fifth in IRC Group A, behind David George’s Reichel Pugh Maxi Rambler, and against an experienced fleet of 34 in the class.

Mirroring the international acclaim, NZ based Marten 49 Carrera produced consistent results in Australia’s prominent Hamilton Island Race Week, said Marten Yachts.

The next Marten 49 available is hull 16, while Marten 67 hull three is ready to be signed and slots are available for the impressive 72 and 85 models, said the yachtbuilder.

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