October 20, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT
WASHINGTON, NC — Iconic Marine Group (IMG) announced today that it has expanded its portfolio of revered performance boats with elegant European yacht and sport boat brands including Invictus Yachts, Capoforte Boats, Dutch American, and Steeler Yachts.
Debuting its entry into the luxury sport boat and yacht market at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (FLIBS) on October 25th, IMG will display three new import models at the Broward County Convention Center (Booth 2017) and three models in-the-water at the Bahia Mar Marina (GH Dock 13-18).
Invictus Yachts and Capoforte sport boats, designed and manufactured in Italy, are recognized for their
alluring style that have made Italian yachting the best in the world. Offered in lengths of 19’ to 46’, the
combined brands will provide a stylish offering not found in the US market.
Dutch American and Steeler yachts, designed and built by hand in the Netherlands, feature exclusive all-aluminum hulls, offering an outstanding ride and marine architecture not often experienced in the luxury
“There is a luxury segment in the US marine market that is underserved, a level of concierge service and
sophistication that other industries have recognized,” said chairman Fred Ross about his decision to import these upscale luxury brands. “The Europeans and Italians specifically are renowned for crafting fashion trends that have global appeal. Combined with their reputations as master boat builders, these brands are celebrated for their chic elegance and lifestyle innovation. This combination of international brands gives us one of the most impressive and alluring portfolios in the marine industry.”
IMG’s engineers and product team worked extensively with each brand before finalizing imports. The result is NMMA-certified boats designed for the American market. The boats destined for the US feature enhanced engineering, domestically inventoried parts, and have certified service providers in place. “Working side by side with our European counterparts,” Fred Added, “we enhanced the engineering of each product line to meet the expectations of the American market. Each model showcases superior fuel tanks that meet or exceed NMMA fuel slosh tests, wood-free composite hulls, upgraded wiring and harnesses, and additional refinements to achieve a higher standard.”
IMG invites the general public and dealers to the FLIBS for a private showing of the new offering. IMG is
seeking dealer partners that provide premium product offerings to carry these brands in key locations across the US.
About Iconic Marine Group
Iconic Marine Group is shaping the marine industry with an expanding family of brands that deliver premium performance, exceptional quality, and experience-driven innovation. A conglomerate of the industry’s most recognizable brands, IMG is expanding its offering to cover categories across the marine spectrum, including performance, luxury, yacht, fishing, sport boats, and deck boats. Located in Washington, NC, IMG was formed in 2016 and is directed by chairman Fred Ross, a respected business entrepreneur widely recognized for reviving the performance-boat market.