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Grand Craft Expands Overseas, Names SF Yachts Exclusive Representative in Middle East

by Alicia Wilson 23 May 2023 17:11 PDT
Wooden Boat manufacturer Grand Craft © Grand Craft

Grand Craft Boats LLC, one of the world's most luxurious wooden boat manufacturers, today announced that it has chosen GCC-based SF Yachts to represent Grand Craft throughout the Middle East, the Seychelles and the Maldives. This partnership signifies the beginning of the Wisconsin boat manufacturer's expansion in the Middle East.

"For the past ten years we've been connecting boat aficionados in the Middle East and beyond with the world's top manufacturers offering unparalleled quality and style," said Francesco Pitea, general manager of SF Yachts. "Grand Craft brings a beauty and craftsmanship that is unique to the industry, and we're thrilled to be helping them expand into the Middle East and beyond."

SF Yachts, the Middle East's leading yacht management consultancy, will represent Grand Craft throughout the Middle East, the Seychelles and the Maldives by promoting the company at events and serving as the exclusive dealer in those areas.

"The Middle East is an important market for us and we're excited to expand our representation there with the help of SF Yachts. While there are Grand Craft boats sailing worldwide, this is our first official sales partnership overseas, and I'm looking forward to the doors this will open for us," said Patrick Gallagher, co-owner, president and CEO of Grand Craft Boats LLC.

Grand Craft Boats embody the traditional design of handcrafted mahogany runabouts with modern convenience and performance. Customers of SF Yachts can choose from five Grand Craft boat designs or create their own vision for a custom boat. The impeccable craftmanship of Grand Craft has attracted the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford, Kid Rock, Tim Allen and other celebrity purchasers.

About Grand Craft

Grand Craft is a 45-year-old company specializing in handcrafted mahogany runabouts embodying the classic design and enduring spirit of the 1920s and 1930s, with advanced manufacturing processes, contemporary functionality and technical innovation. The manufacturing facility is located in Genoa City, Wisconsin, near Lake Geneva. For more information, visit

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