SkipperBud’s Joins Beneteau Powerboats Dealer Network

Annapolis, MD, July 24th 2018 – SkipperBud’s, based in the Midwest, is now the dealer for Beneteau’s Powerboats Division. SkipperBud’s will add the Gran Turismo, the Monte Carlo and the Swift Trawler lines to dealership portfolios in Eastern Michigan and Ohio.

“This is a natural evolution for SkipperBud’s, Beneteau is already a wonderful partner. SkipperBud’s has been a large Four Winns, Glastron, and Scarab dealer throughout the Midwest for many years. We are excited to expand our product offerings in these markets.” Mike Pretasky, JR., President.

The 2019 model year inventory is on the way! Look for the Gran Turismo 40 and 46 in showrooms very soon. This fall the Swift Trawler 35 will make her debut in SkipperBud’s Midwest locations.

“We are delighted to include SkipperBud’s in Beneteau Powerboats network.” says Jean-Francois Lair, Director of Sales. “We share the same values with SkipperBud’s which is a long established family business,” adds Jean-Francois.

About SkipperBud’s

A family owned marine business, specializing in boat sales, service, storage and marina operation since 1959. With locations throughout the Midwest, SkipperBud’s mission is to Deliver the Boating Dream.

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Contact: Todd Riepe, Regional Vice President | | (847) 872-0292 ext 2107

About Beneteau

The French brand founded in 1884 develops a comprehensive range of sailing yachts and motorboats adapted to everyone’s boating dreams. For more than 130 years, Beneteau has chartered new territories in architecture, design, technology, materials, processes, production and services. From high- performing one designs, for top-level racing, to comfortable and elegant cruising yachts, Beneteau’s sailing yachts and motorboats are famous worldwide for their innovative strengths and creative wealth.

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