Stormer boats to be built under license in US
Stormer Marine BV and US boatbuilder SAFE Boats International have agreed to terms for licensing Stormer’s workboat designs, bringing the portfolio to the United States.
Stormer Marine is a Dutch shipyard located in Amsterdam that builds workboats for discerning professional clients worldwide.
Applications include: patrol, rescue, harbour duty, firefighting, surveillance, contracting, towing, survey and transportation services. With a portfolio of designs from 4.5-metre centre console, open workboats to 12-metre twin-engine, cabin workboats, Stormer has proven design concepts and engineering innovations inspired by lessons learned in real-world, commercial workboat operations.
The range includes centre console and full cabin workboats with a variety of propulsion options: outboard, sterndrive, inboard or even waterjet in gasoline, diesel, electric, and hybrid drive. Vessel configurations can be modified with features such as push knees, bollards, winches, pumps, and other specialized equipment.
SAFE and Stormer share a mission and culture dedicated to delivering tailor-made vessels that meet their customers’ specific applications. SAFE vessels have been designed specifically for the challenging and diverse environments encountered by their users, proven by the fact that, in over 5 million total operating hours, there has not been a significant hull failure, a benefit of their aluminium construction. Both companies are thrilled about the license agreement, and look forward to fully recognizing their mutual strength, culture, and approach.
Richard Gramser, Sales Director at Stormer Marine said: “Right from the first meeting there was a natural match with SAFE Boats in business philosophy and approach. During our visit to their factory in Bremerton, we were impressed by the high quality and finishing of their boats. We are both excited and honoured with this partnership and fully convinced that the production of our models is in ‘SAFE’ hands for the US market.”
“We are honoured that Stormer Marine trusts SAFE Boats to build their craft under license to the same strict standards found in their facility. Over the years, we’ve seen an increase in demand for small, durable workboats in the US market. Our desire to be more competitive in the market, combined with Stormer’s goal of bringing their portfolio to the United States, made for a perfect fit.” said Rob Goley, SAFE Boats Director of Business Development for Europe.
By Jake Frith
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