Navigare Yachting named distributor for Island Spirit Catamarans

Island Spirit Catamarans

Aug 8, 2022

Navigare Yachting is pleased to announce its partnership with Group Island Spirit (GIS) to represent Island Spirit Catamarans through exclusive distributorship in Europe and the United States. The collaboration expands on the long relationship previously established between the third largest yacht charter operator, Navigare Yachting, and GIS, the Thailand-based manufacturer with charter locations in Phuket, Koh Chang and Koh Samui, Thailand.

Navigare Yachting is looking forward to supporting the launch of GIS’ latest innovation in catamarans fitted with electric propulsion starting with the all-new Island Spirit 525E. The EV catamaran is set to debut at the Annapolis sailboat show in the Fall of 2023.

“We could not be prouder nor more excited by this unique opportunity to help propel the Island Spirit Catamarans brand to the top”, says Jesper Rönngard, Founder and CEO of Navigare Yachting. “Whether yacht buyers are looking for private ownership or a revenue-producing placement in one of our charter fleets, we stand ready to help them decide if this is the right catamaran for them. With the general enthusiasm of boaters for electric propulsion, there is no doubt the new IS 525E will position itself very well in the market. Besides the obvious appeal for a more environment-friendly yacht, the early trials reveal an impressive performance.”

“Selecting the right distributor for Island Spirit Catamarans required the expert knowledge of a leader in the yachting industry together with the reach of a global brand”, comments Ronald Patston, CEO of Group Island Spirit. “I cannot think of a better fit than Navigare Yachting to meet this challenge and launch the 525E,” Patston added. “We’ve kept the news of the new Island Spirit 525E very quiet until now and have pre-sold the first three hulls. At this pace, we expect the first year of production to sell out rapidly and we urge those interested in learning more and reserving a production slot to contact Navigare Yachting now.” For more information and product details about the Island Spirit 525E, visit

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