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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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Cruisers Yachts Welcomes Erwin Marine Sales

Oconto, WI (January 9, 2019) – Cruisers Yachts is excited to announce a new long-term sales and service agreement with Erwin Marine Sales for the Tennessee River and Cumberland River Valleys. Erwin Marine Sales has been in business for over 40 years and is headquartered in Chattanooga, TN.

“We are very excited to partner with Erwin Marine Sales and return to this market. Erwin Marine is a family-owned company and shares the same business practices as our company. Together we look forward to providing excellent sales and service while growing is the market,” said Dan Zenz, Vice President of Sales.

“Cruisers product offering is a great fit for our business and clientele,” said Kayo Erwin, CEO of Erwin Marine Sales. “Cruisers has a history of building a quality yacht and their lineup has expanded in recent years to be the newest on the market today. We are very excited to share this with our customers.”

Erwin Marine Sales has received their first boat, a 42 Cantius. This model is currently on display at Erwin Marine Sales in Chattanooga. Erwin will participate at the Nashville Boat Show at the Music City Center beginning on Thursday, January 10th.  

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 Erwin Marine Sales, please visit: cruisersyachts.com or call (920) 834-2211. Like us on Facebook.

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Cruisers Yachts Announces 46 Cantius

OCONTO, WI (October 27, 2018) – Cruisers Yachts introduced the perfect blend of luxury and pleasure all compacted into the new 46 Cantius. The 46 Cantius, designed by Cruisers Yachts’ internal engineers in collaboration with designer Patrizio Fracheris, is the 10th Cantius to hit the boat market.

The 46 Cantius is a two-stateroom, two-head vessel is a great choice for families or current Cantius users looking for a sleek boat with an innovative layout. The full beam master stateroom is located midship and features a plush queen berth, flat screen TV, and a comfortable settee. The spacious VIP stateroom includes a queen berth, cedar-lined closets, and plush carpeting that can also be found throughout the rest of the boat’s lower salon.

The open design continues up to the main deck where the windows along with retractable sunroof allow for 360-degree views. The upper salon features a L-shaped dinette, couch, and full-sized galley. For optimal entertainment, the patio door opens to the port side allowing the salon galley and the cockpit dinette to become one. The cockpit features L-shaped seating with a stow away table. Whether you’re inside or outside, there is plenty of lounging areas and storage space, making the 46 Cantius perfect for longer trips and entertaining.

Powered by a Volvo IPS 600 engine, the 46 Cantius has a top speed of 36 mph. It also includes a new Rockford Fosgate® marine audio system and the latest in marine navigation technology to insure maximum comfort when exploring.

Seeking a compact, luxury yacht with ample storage space, cutting edge technology and beautiful design? Look no further than Cruisers Yachts’ meticulously designed 46 Cantius.

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 Announces 42 Cantius

Latest yacht to debut at 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

OCONTO, WI - September 19, 2017 - Cruisers Yachts, a brand of KCS International, Inc., introduces a welcome addition to its Cantius line with the debut of the all-new 42 Cantius. The sporty, luxury cruiser will make its first public appearance at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show taking place Novembver 1-5.

"We are very excited for the world to lay eyes on the new 42 Cantius," said Dan Zenz, Vice President of Sales at KCS International, Inc. "The layout on the 42 was well-planned and makes the boat feel much more spacious than meets the eye."

The 42 Cantius continues the exceptional layout and sleek exterior lines first introduced on the 60 Cantius in 2015 to much acclaim. The stand-out feature of the 42 Cantius is a sliding, stainless steel glass door that opens fully to reveal a free-flowing entertainment space that extends from the cockpit to the helm.

Main Deck

Stepping aboard the swim platform on the 42 Cantius, boaters will find a single entry to the cockpit on the port side. The cockpit features a relaxed entertaining space with large L-shaped seating on the starboard with convertible cocktail to dinnete table. A grill on the swim platform and a wetbar allows you to entertain in style.

Stepping into the climate controlled galley and upper salon, you will find on the portside an aft galley. On the starboard side is salon seating that continues forward from the cockpit, perfect for dining and entertaining. And lounge seating near the helm keeps conversation close by. Above, an operable sunroof invites sunlight and see breezes inside. The stylish interior boasts fine craftsmanship and can be accented with charcoal oak or walnut cabinetry.

The helm is equipped with advanced electronics and joystick controls powered by Volvo IPS engines. On the foredeck, boaters will enjoy integrated seating that can be converted to a chaise lounge for sunbathing.

Accommodations Deck

Below deck, spectacular staterooms await you and your guests. Large windows allow for ample natural light throughout. A well-appointed master stateroom is found forward and features a private head with refined details and a walk-in shower. A roomy VIP stateroom and separate head provides superior accommodations for guests.

November Debut

The 42 Cantius will be unveiled for the first time at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale Internationa Boat Show taking place Novembver 1-5. Attendees will have a chance to tour this yacht, along with others in the Cruisers Yachts lineup, including the best-selling 338 Palm Beach Edition, 39 Express Coupe, 50 Cantius, 54 Cantius, 54 Flybridge, and 60 Flybridge. The Cruisers Yachts display will be located in a new location on H-Dock.

 

42 Cantius Specifications

  • L.O.A (Including Swim Platform)43' 2"13.15 m
  • Beam13' 8"4.16 m
  • Bridge Clearance (Top of Mast)13' 8"4.16 m
  • Draft (IPS)40"1.01 m
  • Draft (VD)32 1/2"0.83m
  • Weight (Gas)26,147 lbs11,860 kg
  • Weight (Diesel)28,469 lbs12,913 kg
  • Fuel Capacity300 gal1,136 L
  • Water Capacity80 gal303 L
  • Waste Capacity50 gal189 L
  • EngineVolvo Penta IPS 500, 370 hp
  • ***Weight subject to change***
  • ***Consumable liquids may be less than max capacity***


About KCS International Inc.

Headquartered in Oconto, Wisconsin, KCS International Inc. owns boat brands Cruisers Yachts, Cruisers Sport Series and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world's premier providers of midsize luxury pleasure yachts and produces models from 35 to 60 feet in its Oconto facility. Cruisers Sport Series, a world-class line of sport boats, range from 23 to 33 feet, and are designed to create an unrivaled boating experience while representing a perfect blend of luxury and practicality. Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts combine comfort and convenience with speed, durability and performance focused engineering. Built at the Oconto facility, Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts create highly fishable express and convertible vessels, 34 to 45 feet. For additional information about these lines, visit: CruisersYachts.com; CruisersSportSeries.com, and RampageYachts.com, or call (920) 834-2211. Like us on Facebook.

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Cruisers Yachts Announces 50 Cantius

Feature-packed yacht to debut at Yachts Miami Beach

OCONTO, WI - January 9, 2017 - Cruisers Yachts, a brand of KCS International, Inc., is introducing its latest Cantius model set to debut at the 2017 Yachts Miami Beach boat show taking place February 16-20. The all-new 50 Cantius is a luxury cruiser with the features the amenities you’d expect on a much larger vessel.

"We are thrilled to keep the momentum going in our Cantius line," said Dan Zenz, Vice President of Sales at KCS International, Inc. "The 50 Cantius is a perfectly sized addition that bridges the gap between the 45 Cantius and 54 Cantius."

The 50 Cantius features many similarities to the 54 and 60 Cantius yachts, from sleek exterior looks to unrestrained, free-flowing spaces designed for entertaining in chic style.

Main Deck

Stepping aboard the 50 Cautius, boaters will find a stunning exterior entertaining space. Ample seating abounds, with a u-shaped dinette and a reverse aft-facing sofa. A wet bar for serving cocktails and a grill can be found on the transon. Both food and beverages can be kept chilled and handy with a cooler box located nearby. Water toys and gear can be easily stowed with plenty of storage space.

Passing through a stainless steel sliding glass door, boaters enter the climate controlled galley and upper salon. On the starboard side is a sofa that puts guests in the center of conversation. A dinette, located portside, brings diners together indoors. Above, an operable sunroof invites sunlight and see breezes inside. The stylish interior boasts fine craftmenship and can be accented with charcoal oak or walnut cabinetry.

The helm is equipped with advanced electronics and joystick controls powered by Volvo IPS engines. On the foredeck, boaters will enjoy integrated seating that can be converted to a chaise lounge for sunbathing.

Accommodations Deck

Below deck, spectacular staterooms await you and your guests. Large windows allow for ample natural light throughout. A well-appointed, full-beam master stateroom is found amidship and features a private head with refinded details and a walk-in shower. A roomy forward VIP stateroom provides superior accomodations for guests. A third stateroom with bunk beds is located to starboard.

Yachts Miami Beach Debut

The 50 Cantius will be unveiled for the first time at Yachts Miami Beach, taking place along Collins Avenue February 16-20. Attendees will have a chance to tour this yacht, along with others in the Cruisers Yachts lineup, including the best-selling 39 Express Coupe, 54 Cantius, 54 Flybridge, 60 Cantius and 60 Flybridge.

 

54 Cantius Specifications

  • L.O.A Including Swim Platform49' 4"15.04 m
  • Beam15'4.6 m
  • Fuel Capacity400 gal1,514 L
  • Water Capacity80 gal302 L
  • Waste Capacity50 gal189 L
  • Weight Approximate - Diesel34,750 lbs15,762 kg
  • EngineVolvo Penta IPS 600, 435 hp
  • ***Weight subject to change***
  • ***Consumable liquids may be less than max capacity***


About KCS International Inc.

Headquartered in Oconto, Wisconsin, KCS International Inc. owns boat brands Cruisers Yachts, Cruisers Sport Series and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world's premier providers of midsize luxury pleasure yachts and produces models from 35 to 60 feet in its Oconto facility. Cruisers Sport Series, a world-class line of sport boats, range from 23 to 33 feet, and are designed to create an unrivaled boating experience while representing a perfect blend of luxury and practicality. Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts combine comfort and convenience with speed, durability and performance focused engineering. Built at the Oconto facility, Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts create highly fishable express and convertible vessels, 34 to 45 feet. For additional information about these lines, visit: CruisersYachts.com; CruisersSportSeries.com, and RampageYachts.com, or call (920) 834-2211. Like us on Facebook.

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