Following the acquisition of the Greenline Yachts brand by SVP Yachts and Vladimir Zinchenko in 2015, Greenline claims to be growing steadily and has expanded its dealer network in recent months with the appointment of new dealerships in Hong Kong, Hungary, Germany and the US.
“We are planning to sign up 10 new dealers by the end of 2018 and we are almost halfway there already,” says Luca Meffle, head of sales and marketing at Greenline. “Since the acquisition in 2015 we have launched two models – the Greenline 39 and our current flagship, Oceanclass 65 – and we have three new models on the drawing board with the prototype of the first one in line launching in May.”
Meffle says the company is committed to developing the Greenline brand and expanding the range. “Our key advantage in the market is the ability to offer fairly high levels of customisation for specific clients,” he adds. “That makes us interesting for certain dealers whose clientele generally have a more refined taste and are not keen on buying ‘off the shelf’ yachts from known brands with high volume production.”
In Hungary, Greenline is now working with Royal Marina Kft. With more than 15 years’ experience in boat sales, service and charter, Royal Marina Kft offers a full range of services from its base in Balatonlelle and sales office in Budapest.
In southern Germany, Greenline is being represented by Ultramarin. Based on Lake Constance, Ultramarin claims to be the largest marina operator in Germany, with a long tradition of boating and watersports.
Greenline is being represented in the US state of Washington by Ocean Trawler Yachts, whose office is located near downtown Seattle on South Lake Union. The company has over four decades of experience in the marine industry and yacht sales, specialising in long-range trawler type yachts.
In Hong Kong and Macau, Greenline Yachts has signed a contract with Greenline Yachting Ltd to take care of the rapidly growing markets of Hong Kong and Macau. Greenline says it is taking Asian markets very seriously, developing unique features and layouts for the region. The first Asian edition of the Greenline 48 Fly will be delivered to Hong Kong in time for summer 2018.
SVP Yachts, the parent of Greenline leisure boats with hybrid propulsion, OceanClass motoryachts and Shipman Carbon sailing yachts, claims to be facing tremendous growth since production was taken over by Vladimir Zinchenko. The company says it has gone from zero to close to 200 units built in just over two years.