Chris-Craft boats get Thai agent
published : 1 May 2023 at 04:47
newspaper section: Life
MGC Marine and Charter has been appointed by Chris-Craft Corporation to help expand its market presence in Thailand as well as the Southeast Asian region.
Apart from Chris-Craft, a leading American motorboat brand with a 149-year history, MGC-Asia is also the retailer of Azimut yachts, apart from being the official retailer of luxury car brands such as Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Jeep and Peugeot.
Dr Sanhavuth Thamchuanviriya, CEO of MGC-Asia, said the global boat market has grown by no less than 7% per year, with the largest market being the United States, while the Asia-Pacific market that includes Japan, Australia and China ranks third.
"The motor boat market has grown dramatically after Covid-19, which proves that people's lifestyles are vastly changing," he said.
"The marine business is a blue-ocean market with high growth potential, and MGC-Asia has strong business allies including Riverdale Marina in Pathum Thani and Ocean Marina in Pattaya," he continued, adding that MGC-Asia is ready to become the leader in this field.
The first Chris-Craft showroom and service centre in Asean is located at Riverdale Marina located along the Chao Phraya River.
The three main Chris-Craft boats for Thailand include the Launch Series, Catalina Series and Calypso Series.
The Launch Series consist of classic Bow Rider models -- Launch and Launch GT. They come with factory-fitted roof as well as 300hp V8 6.2-litre engines (inboard and outboard).
Meanwhile, the Catalina Series is a Dual Console boat which is suitable for families, and the Calypso Series consist of Centre Console boats with aisles on both sides. Both series are powered by outboard Mercury engines.
Chris-Craft Thailand is also offering integrated boat ownership programmes that includes sales and after-sales services, along with financing, insurance and boat maintenance.