Triton networks in Palm Beach with Nautical Ventures
Date(s) - Mar 16, 2016
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Nautical Ventures in Palm Beach
Triton networks in N. Palm Beach on March 16:
Nautical Ventures at 139 Shore Ct., N. Palm Beach, Fla. (33408), +1 561-612-7076
Parking is available at the Publix Shopping Plaza at 374 North Lakes Blvd., N. Palm Beach 33408
Nautical Ventures in Palm Beach kicks off the Palm Beach International Boat Show on the third Wednesday in March at Triton networking. All yacht captains, crew and industry professionals are welcome on March 16 at the new location in N. Palm Beach from 6-8 p.m. for casual networking.
Until then, learn more Frank Ferrarro, director of marketing at Nautical Ventures Group.
Tell us about Nautical Ventures.
Nautical Ventures offers top quality water sports products and support, along with a highly trained, experienced, caring staff. We carry an eclectic mix of water sports products unlike any other retailer: From boats and tenders to kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, submersibles to dive products, and yacht toys to land toys, all that are on the cutting edge of water sports innovation. Nautical Ventures is dedicated to educating and advising our customers. By understanding your wants and needs, we can provide you with a personalized and extraordinary buying experience. We have two retail locations in Florida; 50 South Bryan Rd. in Dania Beach and our new store at the northeast corner of U.S. 1 and Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach.
How did you end up here?
A: Nautical Ventures started life as a Hobie kayak and sail dealer in 1987 and rapidly gained a good following among Hobie aficionados. As the kayak craze grew into other vertical sports, such as stand-up paddle boarding and extreme kayak fishing, the store grew alongside it. In 2009, a neighboring brokerage firm, QPS Marine owned by Roger Moore, bought a majority interest in Nautical Ventures and added a boat dealership with yachting components. The retail footprint expanded to a 30,000 square-foot state-of-the-art waterfront dealership adding more lines pertinent to our yachting clientele. In 2015, Roger bought the former MarineMax location in North Palm Beach and opened a second store. Both locations feature our signature AquaZone, an in-water facility that gives customers the opportunity to try products before they buy them.
What does Nautical Ventures offer yacht crew?
A: Our Yacht Concierge Service offers captains and crew a single source supplier for all their needs, both on and off the yacht. Tenders, life rafts, custom slides, GoCycles, hovercrafts, jet packs and blades, gas powered surfboards, submersibles, electric skateboards, personal transporters, water bikes, SeaBobs, drones, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards and much more are all just a phone call away. We’ll deliver it to yachts anywhere in the world. Recently, we teamed up with Maritime Professional Training (MPT) to offer life and rescue boat training on our premises. Our CEO, Roger Moore, lives aboard an 84-foot expedition yacht and personally circumnavigated the world, 42,000 nautical miles, over 14 years with just he and his wife Samantha onboard. He understands what the crew needs from both a captain and crew point of view. Lastly, at our new location in Palm Beach, the entire second floor is a dedicated tender showroom catering to owners, captains and crew.
Who will work with yacht crew?
A: An experienced team is led by long-time sales director, Renée McCullers. Under her leadership are sales associates/concierges, Maxwell Krauss and Chance Brown. All have years of varied marine industry experience, some as crew aboard large yachts. In addition, our service department headed by Jeff Garcia has an outstanding reputation for quality work done on time and on budget. From tube repairs on tenders to complete refits of megayachts, we are an authorized warranty center for many name brands. As of this interview, we just completed a $2-million-dollar refit on a 104-foot Fast Cat originally built by Gold Coast Yachts.
What new technologies are available?
A: There are many. We’re helping to develop compact diesel-jet powered tenders that fit in a small deck space or yacht garage, yet carry a lot of passengers. In the world of yacht toys, we’re seeing how microelectronics combined with powerful industrial motors are creating new personal transporters, drones, folding bikes, and more. Carbon fiber materials are being used in more applications. LED lighting is reducing power requirements. The result of these new technologies is that products are becoming lighter, faster, stronger, have more range, more battery life, more functionality, and provide more enjoyment. Another benefit from new technology is that the styling and design of these product have improved tremendously.
For more information visit www.nauticalventures.com. Networking will be held at Nautical Ventures in Palm Beach at 139 Shore Ct., N. Palm Beach, Fla. (33408), +1 561-612-7076.