Italian yacht-builder Austin Parker has appointed Chesapeake Yacht Center to serve as its dealer for the Mid-Atlantic region of the US.

Chesapeake Yacht Center is said to be one of the top dealer names in its region. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the company serves customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and has additional offices and service points in Hampton and Woodridge, Virginia and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

“The appointment of Chesapeake Yacht Center is a key milestone in our newly-launched strategy to recruit and appoint quality dealers throughout North America,” says Gianni Gravagno, managing director of Austin Parker USA.

“We’ve been preparing for the implementation of this strategy by designing and developing a whole new range of yachts, ranging from 35ft to 74ft. Operationally, we’ve established a base in Ft Lauderdale staffed by experience industry professionals. Chesapeake Yacht Center enjoy an excellent reputation in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. We’re genuinely excited about this partnership.”

Based in Pisa, Italy, Austin Parker builds yachts in the style of traditional lobster boats used by the fishermen of Maine in the tough conditions of the Atlantic Ocean. The company has just launched the AP48 Sundeck, while the AP44 Sedan will celebrate its US launch at the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.