NEW YACHTS - NORTH SOUTH YACHTING DISTRIBUTES SALONA YACHTS
Following negotiations with Salona Yachts to expand their distribution throughout Australasia, North South Yachting (NSY) says it is nwo the Australian dealer for the European brand of performance cruisers.
Salona Yachts are Croatian-built and manufactured with a focus on quality, performance and comfort, said NYS.
The Salona Yachts range comprises 34, 37, 41 and 44-foot models with new releases expected throughout 2010.
NSY said it will launch the brand at the Sydney International Boat Show with a new Salona 44.
All Australian imported yachts will be packaged by NSY to optimise them for local racing conditions, said the distributor.
Specifications, we’re told, will include a stainless steel integral grid unit for maximum strength, infusion hulls and decks for optimum strength and weight, and a wide selection of options on finishes and performance enhancements.
NSY said its appointment as Salona Yachts distributors heralds the return of high-performance yachts to the range of boats already being sold across its network of eight independent agents in all states of Australia.
Bob Mulkearns, managing director of NSY, has been working with the Salona factory since late last year to ensure the launch of the new models will deliver a flexible platform for performance sailors.
NSY says it expects to see the close working relationship develop to add key racing events hosted in Australia and supported by the Salona factory.
NSY and the Salona factory say they have developed an Australian race-ready package including infusion technology hull and decks as standard and instrumentation options from Raymarine or Tacktick.
All Salona Yachts come with the availability to add the IBC (Infusion, Basalt, Carbon) maximum performance option and a selection of timber finishes and interior layouts to allow customers to select the level of comfort and performance that suits their sailing needs.
NSY said sailors can expect to hear more from the emerging Salona brand in the near future as more models are developed and race results come in from the European summer sailing season.
The range of Salona Yachts starts at $238,414 for the Salona 34 and goes up to $591,040 for the Salona 44 IBC.
For further information, contact Stephen Hosking at NSY, phone (02) 9998 9600 or email: Stephen@northsouthyachting.com.au
Photo: The new Salona 44 will be on display at the Sydney International Boat Show, July 29 to August 2.