Fjord 40 Caribe
Published: 11-10-2019

FJORD Benelux Starts New Activities In The Caribbean

FJORD Benelux BV, the importer and dealer of FJORD motor yachts for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, has opened a new branch on the Caribbean island of St Maarten on 1 October. By entering into a collaboration with the local ShoreSupport, Fjord Benelux as FJORD Caribe offers a complete service and service package around the premium motor yacht brand FJORD.

The new location is located in Simpson Bay, in the middle of the busy water sports heart of the Caribbean and offers all facilities for FJORD customers.

ShoreSupport also provides a wide range of services for super yachts from this location. She provides technical support, tender storage, daily fresh products from Amsterdam and Paris, but also in the field of concierge service for super yachts and their guests, as well as in bunkering and finding specific parts, ShoreSupport stands its grounds.

“Supporting our international customers with the best services makes us powerful and a valuable party in the market. We see that we can now also use our quality of work for FJORD as a nice compliment. We welcome FJORD customers with open arms and they will not lack anything", emphasizes Simon Manley, director of ShoreSupport in St. Maarten.

“Fjord Caribe focuses from St. Maarten on 2 main groups, owners / captains of super yachts who choose FJORD as a tender and want to be completely unburdened in terms of service, maintenance and storage. On the other hand, we now also offer our local customers the service that completes the sailing pleasure for them”, says Matthijs Kat, director of FJORD Benelux and FJORD Caribe.

Superyachts opportunity

This collaboration immediately provides the super yacht industry with a new service. FJORD Benelux and FJORD Caribe now offer the possibility to provide full care of FJORD tenders on both sides of the Atlantic. It is now possible for super yachts to purchase their FJORD tender both in the Caribbean and in the Mediterranean Sea and have it serviced locally within 1 organization. This saves a lot of money on things like extra transport, preventing damage, preventing delays, etc. and there is always access to our own ready-to-go FJORD tender.

In this cooperation between FJORD and ShoreSupport roles are clear, Matthijs Kat states, we take care of the entire sales process, production supervision at the shipyard n Germany and the service in the MED and the technical part of service, warranty, maintenance, repair and storage in the Caribbean area is cared for by the skilled team of Simon Manley.

FJORD yachts

FJORD, the motor yachts designed by the renowned yacht designer Patrick Banfield and built by the German quality yard of Hanse Yachts, are supplied in various sizes from 11 to 16 meters (38-52ft). The unique open day boat concept offers a lot of space to enjoy the nice weather, while the sophisticated design means you arrive dry at your destination. Because of the characteristic unhindered "walk-around" of Fjord, the boats are very child-friendly, freely accessible and safe, even at the spectacular speeds of around 75 km/hr (40 kn) for which the Fjord motor yachts are also known.

For more information: Matthijs Kat, Managing Director, +31 85 86 40 079