Middle East yacht-builder Gulf Craft has entered the yacht toys market through a partnership signed at the METSTRADE Show with FunAir, manufacturer of a wide range of inflatable products. As part of the deal, Gulf Craft will be the FunAir distributor in the Middle East.
In a statement, the two companies said: “Sharing the same passion for continued development and improving the yachting experience, FunAir and Gulf Craft are a perfect fit. FunAir launch a new concept in inflatable yachting fun each year, with the latest redesigned Playground and Junior BigAir Blob showcased for the first time on the water at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.”
FunAir inflatables will be offered as an option on all Gulf Craft new-build projects, and superyacht enthusiasts can view the synergy between these leading brands at the Dubai International Boat Show in 2018 when they will exhibit together.
John Courtney, managing director of Yachting at FunAir, comments: “It has been a pleasure working on this partnership with Erwin Bamps and his team. When a company has the same values and attention to detail that we pride ourselves on at FunAir, then it makes sense to work together. Gulf Craft are an exceptional superyacht manufacturer and we look forward to inflating the Fun on board their yachts with the full FunAir portfolio.”
Erwin Bamps, CEO Gulf Craft, adds: “Superyacht lifestyle is all about the customer’s overall experience. Surrounding ourselves with reliable partners that assist in building a holistic yachting experience is crucial to us. We are very pleased with our FunAir partnership, and believe it helps both of our companies to redefine yachting every day.”