Allied Marine Expands to Newport

As the primary distributor for the Ferretti Group brands in North America, ...

Allied Marine Expands to Newport

January 25, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

As the primary distributor for the Ferretti Group brands in North America, Allied Marine has recently expanded its operations in the North East with the opening of a new office in Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is a well established hub for the yachting community on the East Coast and the Allied Marine Office in Newport will actively represent a selection of the groups most exclusive brands including Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Mochi Craft and CRN throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut in addition to offering brokerage vessels. The Newport Office will operate in concert with the Allied Marine Office in Sag Harbor that primarily supports New York and Long Island.

Allied Marine Expands to the Newport

Allied Marine Expands to the Newport

Established in 1945, Allied Marine is one of the oldest and most established yacht dealers and brokerage houses in North America and offers some of the largest inventory and listings of new and brokerage yachts over 50 feet throughout the country. The Newport office was recently established in the heart of Newport’s downtown quarter. This new location will operate year round, while the Sag Harbor office will be open seasonally from May through September. “The Newport location was a strong strategic choice for us as we have a significant number of clients with homes in both the North East and Florida. We see tremendous opportunities for the Ferretti, Riva, Mochi Craft and Pershing products, particularly in the North East. We are now poised to better serve our clients needs while offering an extensive product portfolio to the area.  states Robert McDougal, President of Allied Marine.

Allied Marines 65 years of marine heritage compiled with the largest brokerage listing services in the country makes Newport, Rhode Island the perfect fit. Noted for its harbor front homes and classic New England architecture, the Brown & Howard Marina provides the perfect backdrop for Allied Marines store location and impressive yacht line-up. This will be the company’s sixth location established in the U.S. Allied Marine has offices, which currently span Florida from Miami to Stuart and extend to Sag Harbor in addition to its newest Newport location.

The Ferretti Group is the leading luxury yacht manufacturer, which produces models currently ranging from 33 ft to 278 ft, each of which is a leader in its market segment. Ranking first in the Showboats International Global Order Book 2011, the Ferretti Group was rated as the top producer of luxury maxi-yachts worldwide. With such a strong foundation, Allied Marine customers benefit from Ferretti Groups worldwide customer service and are offered 24-hour mobile assistance upon request. Allied’s seasoned sales representatives have direct access to the Ferretti Groups factory representatives and can easily process any of their clients yachting needs, while gaining entry to a wealth of information, services and benefits for its valued customers from the moment of their first purchase.

Jim Mattingly has been appointed as Sales Manager to spearhead Allied Marines Newport location. With evidence of nearly 40 years in the industry, he brings a spectrum of expertise to the Allied organization. He served as Marketing & Sales Director for Palmer Johnson, Inc. and went on to found Nautor’s Swan sailboat company, one of the most successful manufacturers of sailing boats worldwide. Furthermore, he spent years managing the new construction, service and brokerage offices for Robert E. Derecktor & Co. in New York, Florida and Rhode Island, where he was the Vice President for Marketing & Sales. Jim is a trusted source within the marine industry through his involvement in various sailing regattas, maritime associations and respective organizations. Jim is a recognized Newport waterfront icon, having been involved in three Americas Cup races as well as Ted Turners crew boss and watch captain. “When Jim Mattingly says a boat’s impressive, you might want to listen.” quoted, Power & Motoryachts Editor in Chief, Richard Thiel. His experience provides him with a unique perspective in the buying and selling process of boats. Jim will be very active as Allied Marines key representative in the Newport location further educating the area about Ferretti Groups products and working towards enhancing Allied Marines presence in the area. With Jims management and the Newport office fully up and running, Allied Marine and the Ferretti Group will become increasingly involved in an array of activities at the height of this coming spring/summer 2011 season.

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