Monday, November 9th, 2015

The FPB Programme and Berthon join forces

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Steve and Linda Dashew’s range of long distance, FPB go anywhere motor yachts, built by Circa in New Zealand are already a well known brand.

The FPBs (functional power boat) 64, 78, 83 and 97 are out there cruising the world’s oceans and achieving extraordinary passage times, vast range, great sea keeping, and delivering the best of long distance cruising for their owners.

Berthon have been working with the FPB Programme in Europe for the past 7 years. The collaboration has proved successful, with an FPB 78 in build in New Zealand for a European, the first FPB 64 GREY WOLF to visit Europe with a home port in the Channel Islands, and sales of an FPB 83 and a second FPB 64.

Berthon will now extend their activities in terms of the marketing and sales for FPB to a worldwide role, working with the Dashew Offshore team and the team at Circa Marine in New Zealand.

This new marketing collaboration will begin with immediate effect.
Sue Grant from Berthon commented, “There is no doubt that the FPB programme offers a paradigm shift in yachting. Here at Berthon, we have hugely enjoyed working with Steve and the team to market these remarkable yachts in Europe. Having the opportunity to extend this role into the rest of the world is a privilege. With FPB 78#1 launching in the first quarter of 2016, be prepared to hear a lot more about these astonishing yachts.”

Steve Dashew said, “Having worked closely with Sue Grant and her team at Berthon for the past seven years we have been impressed with their integrity and professionalism. With their emphasis on serious cruising yachts they fully understand the concept of a Functional Power Boat. This expanded relationship enables us to concentrate our efforts on refining the FPB range.”

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