CENTURION BOATS SIGNS PARTNERSHIP WITH DUBAI BASED DISTRIBUTOR FOR THE GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COUNTRIES
Merced, CA May 7th, 2014; Centurion Boats is proud to announce a new partnership with Tiki Shark Middle East for distribution in the Gulf. The area is commonly known as The GCC includes the following 6 countries: The Kingdom of Bahrain, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Sultanate of Oman, The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar.* * * *
Tiki Shark Middle East has recently taken delivery of its first top-end model Centurion FX22 Enzo for demo and use in the high profile city of Dubai. The second delivery is scheduled for The Sultanate of Oman sometime mid-year. The initial orders include Centurion Enzo FX22, Enzo FX22 Body Glove Edition, Carbon Pros and service inventory from Pleasure craft Marine (PCM) Engines. Tiki Shark Middle East has committed to service excellence throughout the GCC region by requiring their dealer network to become PCM Platinum Certified Service Centers.
Bryan Holland, Centurion Boats Vice-President of Worldwide Sales added, “We’ve had excellent results internationally in the UK and Australia. Locating a trusted partner to manage development and distribution in the Middle East was paramount. With our initial purchase orders and experience in the United Arab Emirates with Tiki Shark, their motivation, execution and attention to our quality standards has been nothing short of superlative. I’m convinced we’ve selected the correct organization.”
Tiki Shark has already signed multiple dealers in The UAE and The Sultanate of Oman including sales of Centurion boats to wakeboarding and wake surfing camps. With a certified PCM engineer, a Sales Manager and a Director of Dealer Development in place, the Tiki Team has purchase orders queued up spanning well into the calendar year 2015.
Hisham Hasan, Senior Vice President of Tiki Shark Middle East said “We’ve worked hard to cultivate our business across the GCC countries for decades and have a staff committed to provide excellent sales and service. We have recently added PCM specialists and engineers to complement our Indmar and Ilmor engineers and are excited to work with Centurion on this project!" "Our first shipment of the FX22’s has already exceeded our expectation and customer inquiries have already started to roll in" he added.
About Centurion: Centurion Boats is most recognized as the first boat company to produce a dedicated wake surfing boat and with its new Enzo FX44 model, Centurion remains at the top-of-the-class in this space. In addition to world-class wakeboarding and slalom ski boats, Centurion has been a pioneer in watersports towboat technology. Centurion held the first World Wake Surfing Championship in 1995, an event that has grown to become the world’s largest, annual, premier wake surfing event. For more information please contact Centurion Boats at 209-384-0255 or visit www.centurionboats.com.