Today has seen the signing of a new contract build partnership agreement between the Marquis-Larson Boat Group and VanDutch.
Marquis-Larson Boat Group, builders of Marquis and Carver Yachts, has been building VanDutch models for more than five years, recently under an expired agreement. To date, the Marquis-Larson shipyard in Pulaski, Wisconsin has built more than 65 VanDutch boats.
"We are happy that we were able to come to terms and establish a new build agreement with VanDutch," said Rob Parmentier, president and CEO of Marquis-Larson Boat Group. "We have felt, treated and acted as if VanDutch was one of our brands, therefore, did not want to see it go," added Parmentier.
Bas Mulder, managing director of VanDutch Holding BV, commented: “The leadership and group of boatbuilders at Marquis-Larson have set a standard of build and service quality that is one-of-a-kind. It was important to us that we continue our relationship with the Marquis-Larson Boat Group to ensure we build and deliver VanDutch boats as our clientele have come to expect from VanDutch," added Mulder.
Previous litigation between both companies has been resolved.