The start of 2017 has certainly been a busy one for WheelHouse. The beginning of the year saw me travelling all over the country to attend various industry events and conferences. The part of the job that I enjoy as I get to meet some truly inspiring people from the industry. The start of 2017 has also shown us expansion in our service and boat builder partner network.
On my travels in January I met up with Larry Schildwachter from Emerald Harbor Marine at the Seattle Boat Show. What a great guy and great company. A quick chat in his booth turned into an hour long in depth conversation about his passion for the marine industry.
Larry and Emerald Harbor Marine have been providing exceptional service to the yacht and commercial marine industry in the Pacific North West since 1991.
Emerald Harbor Marine specialize in vessel systems installation, service and repair for the serious cruiser and commercial operation and is always highly spoken of by our yacht customers.
This can only mean one thing, Emerald Harbor Marine is a great partner to represent WheelHouse in the pacific NorthWest.
Later in February I had the opportunity to meet James and Knight and the team at Yacht Tech Inc. at their office in North Palm Beach, Florida.
James formed Yacht Tech Inc. about 18 years ago specializing in service, repair and brokerage of Nordhavn yachts. Their knowledge and experience of Nordhavn trawlers in second to none.
A quick stroll along the docks in North Palm Beach and you will find Yacht Tech working on almost every Nordhavn yacht around. That must say something!
We are very excited to have Yacht Tech as one of our service partners.
Rounding out the first quarter of 2017 we are also very excited to welcome FPB Boats / Circa Marine, Located in Auckland New Zealand, to our Boat Builder Partner Network.
The word expedition cruising takes on a whole new meaning when you are talking about FPB Boats. They are designed to go pretty much anywhere on the planet, as long as there’s water under the keel !
We have been working informally with FPB Boats for a number of years and built a great relationship that we look forward to growing. WheelHouse is now standard spec on all FPB boats.