Despite Chapter 11, Hunter Marine Corporation Gains Two New US Dealers

Despite being in Chapter 11 proceedings, Hunter Marine Corporation has announced that the company has gained two new US dealers. Simple Sailing Charter & Sales is located in St. Petersburg, FL and operating out of the Municipal Marina in St. Petersburg. They will exclusively represent Hunter’s full line of trailerable small boats and up to the 27 foot keelboat for the Tampa Bay area and the Northern Florida Gulf Coast. Simple Sailing’s owner, Ed Ecker, states that their offering of charters and sailing lessons will give potential customers a chance to “try before they buy” experience.

Empire Yacht Sales, located in Fair Haven, NY will operate out of Fair Point Marina in NY on Lake Ontario. Empire’s sales territory will include upstate New York and Western PA. They will exclusively handle Hunter’s full line of keel boats from 27 to 50 feet. Owner, Tim Feagans says “Empire Yachts is delighted to represent a value brand like Hunter Marine and that there is no better time to align themselves with the brand than during Hunter’s reorganizing process”.

Hunter Marine celebrates their 40th year as a leading sailboat manufacturers in North America offering sailboats from 15 to 50 feet.

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