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K.C. Stock, Cruisers Yachts Previous Owner, Dies at 84

Oconto, WI (Nov 30, 2022) – It is with a heavy heart that Cruisers Yachts has announced the death of its longtime owner Kenneth Charles (K.C.) Stock, who passed away on November 28, 2022. Born April 6, 1938 in Oconto, Wisconsin. K.C. from a young age had a knack as an entrepreneur. He quickly progressed in business to buy his first company, a contractor yard, in 1971 and renamed it Stock Lumber, growing it to 11 yards across Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Cruisers Yachts To Unveil The New Flagship Member In The Adventure-Seeking GLS Series - The 50 GLS

Oconto, WI (Sept 20, 2022) - The new Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS is the largest in the adventure-seeking GLS series of sport luxury bowriders. The 50 GLS will be unveiled at the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show starting October 26th and continuing until October 30th.

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Cruisers Yachts Welcomes Martin Motor Sports

Oconto, WI (September 26, 2022) – Cruisers Yachts is excited to announce a new long-term sales and
service agreement with Martin Motor Sports for the western Canadian providences. Headquartered in
central Alberta, the parent company Martin Deerline has been around for more than 50 years, and
Martin Motor Sports has been around for almost 20 years.

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CRUISERS YACHTS WINS 2021 NEPTUNE AWARD FOR B2B MARKETING

MIAMI, FL, February 15, 2022 – Marine Marketers of America (MMA) announced the Neptune Award winners for best creative campaigns and initiatives in the marine industry. Cruisers Yachts received the Neptune Award for the best B2B Marketing for its Cruisers Yachts Pro app built in collaboration with Channel PRO. The purpose of the app is to give dealers a one-stop-shop to all the information for the products they’re selling along with making it easier to share that information with customers.

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MARINEMAX ACQUIRES CRUISERS YACHTS

CLEARWATER, FL, May 3, 2021 – MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced the acquisition of KCS International, Inc., better known as Cruisers Yachts, headquartered in Oconto, Wisconsin. Cruisers Yachts (Cruisers) is recognized as one of the world’s premier manufacturers of premium yachts, producing models from 33’ to 60’ feet. Cruisers, due to demand, recently announced the expansion of their production capacity by purchasing a 216,000 square foot, purpose-built boat manufacturing plant in Pulaski, WI. Such expansion allows Cruisers to more than double its capacity over time. MarineMax’s acquisition of Cruisers Yachts ensures it will always have a premium, American built yacht in its product portfolio. The Company expects the acquisition to be accretive in its first full twelve-month period.

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Cruisers Yachts purchases world class manufacturing facility…

OCONTO, WI (April 26, 2021) – KCS International, Inc., parent company of Cruisers Yachts, significantly expanded its manufacturing and production capacity with the acquisition of the nearby Pulaski, Wisconsin manufacturing facility that formerly built Carver and Marquis brand yachts. The transaction focused on a state-of-the art, purpose-built manufacturing facility, located in a community with a highly skilled workforce with generational heritage in yacht construction.

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Cruisers Yachts Announces 38 GLS I/O

OCONTO, WI (June 22, 2020) – Cruisers Yachts continues to push the boundaries of versatility with their new 38 GLS now offered with stern drives. The 38 GLS perfectly packages a bow rider and inboards with the big boat craftsmanship you expect from the Cantius line.

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Cruisers Yachts Announces 38 GLS

CONTO, WI (June 19, 2019) – Cruisers Yachts continues to push the boundaries of versatility with their new 38 GLS. The 38 GLS perfectly packages a bow rider and outboards with the big boat craftsmanship you expect from the Cantius line. 

The 38 GLS features triple 300 Mercury Verados with a top speed of 53 mph. However, it’s the beach door that’s a real showstopper. Instead of sacrificing your swim platform with the outboard configuration, lower the beach door located on the starboard side for a spacious recreational area.

The open-concept cockpit was designed with entertainment in mind. You can find endless seating options between the bow lounge, two mid-ship L-shaped dinettes, and an aft-facing bench. For alternative seating options, the aft-facing bench backrest can swivel to face the beach door. The galley features a fiberglass inlay sink, refer, bottle storage, and optional grill. Continue the conversation while sitting on swivel bar stools at the raised wet bar. For comfort, there is an opening sunroof along with an optional foredeck and aft deck shade to keep your guests out of the hot sun.

The lower cabin features an aft stateroom with deep shelf storage. For additional sleeping quarters, the U-shaped dinette converts into a comfortable berth. A galley, full head, and optional flat screen TV complete this extraordinary accommodations level. 

Seeking a bow rider / outboard / luxury cruiser hybrid? Look no further than Cruisers Yachts’ innovatively designed 38 GLS. 

About KCS International Inc. 

Headquartered in Oconto, Wisconsin, KCS International Inc. owns Cruisers Yachts and has been around since 1953. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world’s premier provider of midsize luxury pleasure yachts and produces models from 33 to 60 feet in its Oconto facility. For additional information about the 38 GLS, please visit: cruisersyachts.com or call (920) 834-2211. Like us on Facebook.

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Cruisers Yachts Names Skipper Buds as Top Dealer for 2018

OCONTO, WI (June 17, 2019) – Cruisers Yachts recognized its top worldwide dealers last week at their annual meeting held at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay, WI. While there, more than 100 guests got a first-look at Cruisers Yachts’ newest yacht – the 38 GLS. 

“It’s been a great year for us and our dealers,” says Dan Zenz, Vice President of Sales at KCS International, Inc. “A strong economy continues to bolster new boat sales across the industry. We are seeing so many first-time buyers as well as people trading both up and down in size. We’re excited to see what our new dealers have to offer in the upcoming years.” 

Cruisers Yachts awarded the following top five worldwide dealers:

1.Skipper Buds

2.Silver Seas Yachts

3.Galati Yacht Sales

4.Apex Marine

5.Plano Marine

 

Skipper Bud’s earned the number one spot for the seventh consecutive year. A new competitor achieving the #4 position is Apex Marine – a new dealership that partnered with Cruisers Yachts just last year. Apex Marine is one of six other dealerships that have recently joined the Cruisers Yachts family including Erwin Marine Sales, Marina Fortin, Sea Ray of Cincinnati and Louisville, Strong’s Marine, and Silver Seas Yacht Sales adding a Florida location.

About KCS International Inc. 

Headquartered in Oconto, Wisconsin, KCS International Inc. owns Cruisers Yachts and has been around since 1953. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world’s premier provider of midsize luxury pleasure yachts and produces models from 33 to 60 feet in its Oconto facility. For additional information about the dealer meeting, please visit: cruisersyachts.com or call (920) 834-2211. Like us on Facebook.

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Cruisers Yachts Welcomes Strong’s Marine to Dealer Network

Oconto, WI – January 15, 2019  – Cruisers Yachts announced today a new long term sales and service agreement with Strong’s Marine, a family-owned company headquartered in Long Island, NY. Strong’s Marine has seven locations in Long Island.

“We are very excited to join the Cruisers Yachts team,” said Jeff Strong, President of Strong’s Marine. “As an organization that values integrity, we are impressed with the Cruisers Yachts lineup and the company’s commitment to product development. We look forward to the many ways this relationship will benefit our customers.”

“Strong’s Marine has a long history of excellent service and building their network through superior customer care,” said Dan Zenz, Vice President of Sales. “The values and beliefs of Jeff and his family are very similar to our business practices and we are looking forward to building a long-term relationship between Cruisers Yachts and Strong’s Marine.”

Strong’s Marine will represent Cruisers Yachts at the New York Boat Show beginning on January 23rd at the Javits Center. Strong’s will receive their first yachts later this month to be displayed at their locations. 

About KCS International Inc. 

Headquartered in Oconto, Wisconsin, KCS International Inc. owns Cruisers Yachts and has been around since 1953. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world’s premier provider of midsize luxury pleasure yachts and produces models from 33 to 60 feet in its Oconto facility. For additional information about Strong’s Marine, please visit: cruisersyachts.com or call (920) 834-2211. Like us on Facebook.

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