Parker Boats, a Polish manufacturer of outboard-powered sport, leisure and fishing vessels, has chosen Boats.co.uk as its UK dealer. The arrangement comes into force immediately, with Boats.co.uk exhibiting six new Parker vessels at the London Boat Show in January.
Current UK dealer, Sussex Boat Shop Chichester, will continue to handle the brand in Hampshire and Sussex, while Boats.co.uk will deal with sales and service on Britain’s east coast, the West Country and from their facility in Poole, Dorset.
James Barke, managing director of Boats.co.uk, says: “This is a great alliance between Sussex Boat Shop Chichester, Parker Boats and Boats.co.uk. We have been impressed with the Parker boat range for some time and are confident that they will sit neatly alongside our other powerboat dealerships of Princess, Williams, Axopar and Arvor.
“With the substantial increase in interest in outboard boats recently, we were keen to work with Sussex Boat Shop Chichester to bring even more of these superb boats to the UK.”
Parker Boats is a subsidiary of UK company AH Parker & Sons (GB) Ltd, and has been manufacturing in Poland for many years. The boats range from the Parker 630, a 6.1m day-boat, through to the 11m Parker Monaco, including the new 8.3m Voyager.
Philip Scott, managing director and founder of Parker Boats, says: “This is a perfect partnership for our boats in the UK. Sussex Boat Shop Chichester has been a successful local dealer for us and now to be teamed with Boats.co.uk, one of Europe’s top boat dealerships, we can offer our Parker boat range to a much larger market.
Mick Mills of Sussex Boat Shop Chichester says the company has enjoyed an excellent relationship with Parker over the past seven years, selling boats across the south coast. “We are delighted to be able to work with Boats.co.uk to extend the influence of these great outboard boats to an even wider audience,” he adds.