Carver Adds ECM in Panhandle

For more information on Carver Yachts & Marquis, contact:
Matthew Vetzner
Vice President of Marketing
+1(920) 822-2314

For more information on ECM Yachts, contact
Wanda Kenton Smith
Chief Marketing Officer
+1 (850) 389-8318 or (407) 697-8055




Pulaski, Wisc (February 21, 2019) – ECM Yachts, a division of Emerald Coast Marine Group in Niceville,
FL is the newest dealer to add Carver Yachts, with plans to sell the new Marquis when it hits the market
later this year. ECM Yachts will sell and service Carver and Marquis prospects and owners from two prime
waterfront locations including its Niceville/Destin, FL headquarters and its newest location in Orange
Beach, AL set to open shortly. With the addition of ECM Yachts, Carver Yachts and Marquis now has the
entire state of Florida covered.

“The Emerald Coast of Florida is an incredible boating community. Having a premier, customer-centric
dealership like ECM Yachts to represent both Carver and Marquis in this pristine and beautiful region
from two waterfront locations is a great benefit for our customers and a tremendous addition to our
growing dealer partnership family,” said Rob Parmentier, Marquis Yachts President & CEO.

“Carver Yachts’ storied history, the brand and the high-quality product offering provides our customers
with a wonderful new opportunity to experience and enjoy a truly unique design in a coupe or bridge
style boat,” said Shawn Talpey, president of Emerald Coast Marine Group. “We are seeing a growing
demand for cruisers and motor yachts and believe the addition of both the Carver and Marquis brands
will be very well received by our marketplace.”

Talpey, who previously served as general manager for another large Marquis dealership prior to
launching Emerald Coast Marine in 2015, says the manufacturer’s high level of integrity and commitment
to the customer was equally important in the dealership’s choice to represent the brands.
“My personal experience in the past working with the Marquis leadership team was a major determining
factor in our desire to represent them at ECM Yachts,” he added. “The mix of the product design and
quality offering, coupled with the manufacturer’s commitment to customer satisfaction in both sales
and service, aligns perfectly with our dealership’s vision and goal of delivering an exceptional customer

Said Parmentier, “Adding dealers with the quality and dedication to service and facilities like ECM Yachts
matches the efforts of the boatbuilders and associates in Pulaski.”
ECM Yachts New Dealer Announcement

Marquis Yachts, LLC is a premium builder of Marquis and Carver Yachts from 34 to 52-feet. In partnership with
Toyota Motor Corporation, we also build the new Lexus line of luxury motoryachts. Each boat is painstakingly
crafted in our Pulaski, Wisconsin facility to exceed the quality and performance expectations of our dealers and

Carver Yachts, since its founding in 1954 continues to lead the industry in creating spacious, highly functional, and
dependable world-class cruising vessels. From 34’ to 52’, Carver Command Bridge and Coupe models are setting
new standards for design and performance that are redefining what a cruising yacht should be. Carver Yachts are
designed, engineered and manufactured at its shipyard in Pulaski, WI USA sold through a global, independent
dealer network. For more information visit

ECM Yachts, a division of Emerald Coast Marine Group with locations in Niceville/Destin FL and soon to open in
Orange Beach, AL, offers turnkey brokerage services and sales, new and used boats, a full-service marina with dry
stack and wetslip storage, parts and service department, yacht club, boat club and waterfront restaurant/bar. For
more information visit