Quick Group expansion in the USA is further bolstered by the acquisition of YMS, a prominent service hub in Florida

Lorenzo Turdo and Marco Santoro

Feb 13, 2024

Quick Group has already established itself as one of the world’s leading players in the marine engineering sector, serving the top production and custom boatbuilders with an extensive portfolio of quality products and technologically advanced integrated solutions.

Today, the Group takes another fundamental step in developing and strengthening its presence in the U.S. market following its corporate value proposition, which is the desire to always support both the shipyard and the owner in every phase of the product’s life. Through Quick USA, it has announced the strategic acquisition of Yachting Marine Service (YMS), a Florida-based company with a deep-rooted presence in the territory, which will become a key service hub for the Group. Servicing the client, with a personalized and timely technical support in every phase of the product’s life, have always been a key pillar of the corporate strategy and an essential element to develop complex and integrated solutions.

Quick USA is the beating heart of the Group in the United States, representing all the company’s brands and business lines, that includes, among the others, expertly designed and engineered thrusters, stabilization and motion control systems, water heaters, anchoring systems, lighting, deck equipment, furniture, ladders, gangways and much more.

“The acquisition of Yachting Marine Service is a fantastic step forward for Quick Group, not only in bolstering our presence in the US but also in developing a holistic end-to-end offering for customers by further building a comprehensive service component in our portfolio,” says Marco Santoro, Managing Director of Quick USA. “Furthermore, we are pleased to announce that Lorenzo Turdo, co-founder of YMS, will be staying on as head of the service team, bringing an additional level of expertise and an invaluable contribution in delivering first-class technical support for our products.”

YMS, founded more than 35 years ago, has grown to become a leading service center for superyachts and for key yachting brands providing unique services at the highest quality level. YMS is a cohesive and highly specialized team that in recent years has worked closely with Quick USA to provide scheduled maintenance and establish service contracts with the top American dealers and shipyards.

“YMS stands out for providing high-value-added services in the maritime sector,” enthuses Lorenzo Turdo, co-founder of YMS. “The expertise of our highly trained technicians enables Quick to offer comprehensive and personalized support to customers. We look forward with optimism to this new chapter and continuous growth, anticipating tangible benefits both for our organization and for the Group customers.”

The acquisition marks an exciting start to 2024, following a remarkable 2023 in which the acquisition of Sanguineti Chiavari, Nemo Industrie, and Xenta Systems were completed. The consolidation of companies with established reputations is cementing Quick Group as a global powerhouse in technical marine equipment.

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