Marquis Yachts to Manufacture VanDutch Yachts Globally

Marquis Yachts, Pulaski, Wisconsin, has signed a definitive agreement with VanDutch Marine Ltd. to manufacture all of its yachts sold around the world.

The agreement is effective immediately with production beginning in December 2013 at the Marquis factory in Pulaski, Wisconsin.

Marquis will manufacture all of VanDutch's models including its 30-foot, 40-foot, 40-foot Walk-Around, 45-foot, 55-foot, and new 70-foot VanDutch Yacht (to be launched globally in the first quarter of 2014).

"We are extremely pleased and honored that VanDutch has chosen Marquis to become its exclusive manufacturer for all of their prestigious yacht requirements at our Pulaski, Wisconsin facilities,' stated Robert VanGrunsven, President of Marquis. "With this new additional business, Marquis will immediately begin to hire up to an additional 70 employees that will ultimately expand to approximately 150 employees in the near future'.

Anko Mast, CEO of VanDutch America, Inc. added, "VanDutch is very pleased to have Marquis become its sole manufacturer for all VanDutch requirements globally. We are extremely impressed with the level of Marquis' yacht building sophistication along with its dedicated workforce throughout its Pulaski, Wisconsin campus. VanDutch has had great success selling its unique and beautiful yachts around the world; we are also impressed with the high quality and success of Marquis yachts, which was one of our main reasons for choosing Marquis to become the exclusive manufacturer for all VanDutch Yachts globally. We look forward to a very long and successful business partnership with Marquis.'

Marquis Yachts is a private company owned by John Paul DeJoria and Irwin Jacobs through J&D Acquisitions.

VanDutch lists having dealers in the United States, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.