Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/15/2014 -- River Bend Marine Center, which has served the South Florida yachting and brokerage community for over 40 years, has been named the official service and warranty center for three brands of luxury yachts built by the Italian builder Fipa Italiana Yachts – specifically Maiora, CBI Navi and AB Yachts. Located in the Port of Viareggio and Massa, the Fipa Group is Tuscany’s largest producer of luxury crafted custom & semi-custom motor yachts.
“Our confidence in River Bend, to service the needs of captains & owners of our vessels, is very high,” states Rudolf Berglehner, Fipa’s head of sales and marketing since 1995. “We trust their quality and workmanship to be on par with the level of craftsmanship that comes from our own yards.”
Maiora is well known for its line of semi-custom fiberglass yachts, 20 – 47 meters. Most notably these vessels carry the CE certificate and the maximum classification issued by Registro Italiano Navale known as the 100 A.1.1. Maltese Cross – the highest standard for fiberglass construction.
CBI Navi motor yachts are completely customized steel & aluminum boats, 24 – 100 meters.
Displacement navigation at 10-14 knots is the strength of these splendid boats with interiors designed around the requirements of every single customer.
AB Yachts is no doubt the technological point of reference for the whole yachting world, 17 – 52 meters. Their use of advanced composites, aero spatial-deriving structures, and water-jet propulsion make these boats excellent performers, with no maintenance, and easy to maneuver in shallow water.
Jeff Garcia, President of River Bend, states, “We are pleased to be recognized by the Fipa Group as having the capabilities and skills to service their yachts. Over the past 24 months we have made significant upgrades to our yard, aligning the skill sets of our workforce with the most modern equipment available. We take enormous pride in the projects leaving our yard and obviously the world marine community has taken notice.”
River Bend Marine Center is a division of Nautical Ventures Group. Their CEO, Roger Moore, points out, “Jeff’s background & experience comes from owning a shipyard in the South of France. He has European work ethic and was taught to work on yachts with the highest standard of design and craftsmanship that separates European built vessels from their counterparts. The owners of Maiora, CBI Navi, and AB Yachts are in good hands with Jeff.”
River Bend Marine Center is located by land at: 1515 SW 20th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. Location by water: a few miles from Port Everglades via the New River (adjacent to Lauderdale Marine Center) at 26’.05.6’ N 80’.09.9’ W
About Nautical Ventures Group
Nautical Ventures Group is a consortium of South Florida investors who are passionate about boating and the local marine community. Their goal is to purchase underperforming marine enterprises that are in separate areas of expertise but collectively make-up a single-source supplier for boat/motor/watersport sales, accessories, service and support to the broad South Florida marine marketplace. Currently they have infused over $9 million dollars into capital improvements, they’ll be adding a variety of jobs to their current staff of 50, and sales are projected to reach $25 million by end of 2014.
Press Contact: Frank Ferraro
Riverbend Marine Center
1515 SW 20th St,
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33315