Australia’s boatbuilder Maritimo has announced the appointment of Staten Island Yacht Sales as its dealer for the state of New York.

Staten Island Yacht Sales was established in 1964 by Phillip Bongiorno and his son Frank, both experts in in the new and used yacht sector in that part of the US.

Maritimo sales and mrketing manager Greg Haines says this appointment continues the company’s plan for expanding its dealership network.

“We made a strategic decision some time back to really increase our dealer network and by so doing dramatically increase the awareness of our brand and we are well advanced on that front,” Haines says.

Maritimo has appointed dealers on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Venezuela and in the Great Lakes region. Haines says it is also looking at Cuba as an emerging market.

“We have the extensive dealer network that forms part of the Galati Yacht Sales operation based around the Gulf of Mexico from Naples to Galveston Texas. The Staten Island dealership has three outlets and is very well established in that part of the world.

Staten Island Yachts has three on water locations, including two primary full- service Marine Certified New York locations in Staten Island and Freeport and a third in Montauk that specifically caters for the sports fish boating enthusiast.