Italian builder Fipa Italiana Yachts named River Bend Marine Center as official service and warranty center for Maiora, CBI Navi and AB Yachts.
“Our confidence in River Bend, to service the needs of captains and owners of our vessels, is very high,” said Rudolf Berglehner, Fipa’s head of sales and marketing since 1995. “We trust their quality and workmanship to be on par with the level of craftsmanship that comes from our own yards.”
Maiora builds semi-custom fiberglass yachts of 20-47 meters. CBI Navi motor yachts are custom steel and aluminum boats of 24-100 meters. AB Yachts builds yachts of 17-52 meters using composites, aero spatial-deriving structures, and water-jet propulsion.
“We are pleased to be recognized by the Fipa Group as having the capabilities and skills to service their yachts,” said Jeff Garcia, president of River Bend. “Over the past 24 months we have made significant upgrades to our yard, aligning the skill sets of our workforce with the most modern equipment available. We take enormous pride in the projects leaving our yard and obviously the world marine community has taken notice.”
River Bend Marine Center is a division of Nautical Ventures Group.
“Jeff’s background & experience comes from owning a shipyard in the South of France. He has European work ethic and was taught to work on yachts with the highest standard of design and craftsmanship that separates European built vessels from their counterparts. The owners of Maiora, CBI Navi, and AB Yachts are in good hands with Jeff,” Roger Moore, CEO of Nautical Ventures Group.