Cruisers Yachts Welcomes Wisconsin SkipperBud’s Locations To Its Dealer Family

OCONTO, Wis. (Nov. 18, 2010) - Cruisers Yachts, one of the world’s premier manufacturer of luxury yachts, is pleased to announce a partnership with Wisconsin’s largest dealer network, SkipperBud’s. The new relationship, which commenced Nov. 15, will include SkipperBud’s dealerships located throughout Wisconsin. This agreement between two of Wisconsin’s top boating industry names, is yet one more sign of a positive change in the marine industry.

“This is an exciting time for Cruisers Yachts and Wisconsin boating enthusiasts,” said Mark Pedersen, president of Cruisers Yachts.  “SkipperBud’s is truly the most recognized marina and dealer name in the Midwest. I think this partnership sends a strong message that two Wisconsin companies have joined forces to offer our clients quality yachts with premium service.”

Both companies employ over 300 people and tout more than 50 years of service excellence. This year alone Cruisers Yachts brought back 200 employees, unveiled a new factory showroom at the company’s Oconto headquarters and introduced the 48 Cantius Sports Coupe, which was the buzz at the recently held Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“This strategic partnership brings quality products and service together so we are able to fulfill any of our customers boating needs,” said Mike Pretasky Jr., president of SkipperBud’s. “We look forward to the growth and development of both companies in the years to come.”

Cruisers Yachts models are featured at SkipperBud’s locations throughout the Midwest including Marina Del Isle in Marblehead, Ohio. Each SkipperBud’s dealership employs an experienced sales team that offers unparalleled customer relations and a service department with trained, certified technicians to assist boaters with any mechanical, cosmetic repair or installation needs.

In Other Cruisers Yachts News
The company recently updated its website,, which includes images of the new 48 Cantius Sports Coupe, factory showroom, and animation. Visitors to the site are greeted by music to enjoy while viewing the new 2011 model specifications and available upgrade options, as well as interior images, running footage, an interactive dealer locator and a link to the Cruisers Yachts Concierge Club. Company updates and events will be posted frequently.

About SkipperBud’s
SkipperBud’s, the largest boat dealer and marina operator in the Midwest, will begin carrying Cruisers Yachts inventory at locations in Wisconsin as well as the Ohio dealership. SkipperBud’s can service any boater in the Midwest from Pennsylvania to Minneapolis. For more information on SkipperBud’s, visit ;

About Cruisers Yachts
Headquartered in Oconto, Wis., Cruisers Yachts is part of KCS International Inc., which includes sister company Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world’s premier manufacturer of midsize to luxury pleasure yachts and produces 11 models from 30 to 56 feet in its Oconto facility, including the much anticipated 48 Cantius Sports Coupe. For additional information about Cruisers Yachts, visit