Zeelander North America will be based in Ft Lauderdale with sales and service functions spread up the east coast

Left to right Sietse Koopmans and Anthony Baranello 3

L-R: Sietse Koopmans and Anthony Baranello

Zeelander Yachts of the Netherlands has announced the launch of a Zeelander North America, a new department based in Ft Lauderdale, Florida and led by Anthony Baranello.

“My team and I are proud to officially join the Zeelander family. It is a responsibility we take very seriously,” Baranello says. “I come to Zeelander from 30 years in the oil trading business – a field requiring the highest levels of performance and reliability. We aim to direct those standards toward fully engaging with every current, past and future owner of a fine Zeelander yacht. Our goal is to understanding every element of their yachting life, and how we can help improve it.”

“The American market has always been central to Zeelander’s success,” adds Sietse Koopmans, founder and chairman of Zeelander Yachts. “This exciting partnership strongly enhances the quality of our client services in every dimension of yacht ownership. Anthony Baranello has been an experienced boater for decades, and a dynamic and successful manager of complex and fast-changing business models. I know that these qualities are exactly what is required to bring Zeelander to even higher levels of success in the Americas.”

Zeelander North America’s team also includes yachting professionals Dave Mallach, Charles Jenkins and Jake Rotunno.

Zeelander Line Up

The complete Zeelander line-up

“Pleasing clients and owners, making the most of their limited time on the water and exceeding even their highest expectations – this is our commitment to the American marketplace,” says Floris Koopmans, marketing coordinator at Zeelander Yachts. “We have great confidence in the team Anthony put together to achieve these common goals. Dave will head the sales team of Zeelander North America. Charles and Jake will be handling service and technical support, along with sales.”

“We are very much looking forward to showing our new inventory boats – a Zeelander Z55 with a new-style interior for delivery this April, and a 40kt Zeelander Z72 arriving at the end of the year,” Anthony Baranello adds. “We are building out a no-compromise, full-service network in the USA to support these yachts, and all Zeelander owners.

Zeelander Yachts has built and sold over 40 semi-custom yachts since the company was founded in 2002. Its current range includes the new Z72, as well as the Z44 and Z55. The yard worked closely with Cor D Rover on the design of all three models.