Fountain Powerboats is headed overseas! According to a press release sent out earlier in the week, Fountain’s parent company, Baja Marine has announced a partnership to sell Fountain Powerboats in China and other parts of Asia. Read the full text of the release here:
Hong Kong Marine named new distributor for Fountain Powerboats in growing China market
Baja Marine June 3, 2013
JUNE 3, 2013 – Washington, N.C. – Baja Marine, parent company of the Baja, Donzi, Fountain and Pro-Line boat brands, is pleased to announce the appointment of Hong Kong Marine as the new boat distributor for Fountain Powerboats in China and other select Asian boating regions. The Hong Kong, China, dealership will offer the entire Fountain line of high-performance sportboats and fishing boats from 35 to 48 feet.
“China is opening up as an important boating market, and the Fountain brand is well-known and popular there,” said Baja Marine CEO Johnny Walker. “Who better for us to partner with in China than a trusted boat dealer that already represents another of our brands, Pro-Line Boats, and is familiar with us and our products? We are proud to welcome Hong Kong Marine to the Fountain family.”
Founded in 1991, Hong Kong Marine operates several retail locations in China where it offers a wide selection of prestige fishing boat, sportboat and cruiser brands. In addition to new boat sales, the dealership also has a brokerage division and a thriving marine service business based on excellent customer relations.
“I am very pleased to work with Baja Marine to promote its boat lines in Hong Kong and Mainland China,” said Hong Kong Marine Principal Peter Lau. “I have gotten to know more about the Mainland China market over the past six years, and understand the situation there. Although they are different than U.S. boat buyers, many Chinese customers are interested in fishing boats and high performance boats.” Lau added, “I can say that Pro-Line is the No.1 quantity in Mainland China now.”
“With the help of Peter Lau and his highly professional team at Hong Kong Marine, we are confident that Fountain also will become the No. 1 brand in China’s high performance segment,” said Walker.