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The strong value of VesselVanguard is demonstrated not only by the wonderful feedback we get from customers, but also by the breadth and depth of partnerships we’ve forged with companies throughout the marine industry.
You can click here to read more about each of the boatbuilder partners shown above, all of whom provide a free VesselVanguard membership to help their customers better enjoy the ownership experience.
In addition, we have also forged vauable partnerships with many marine insurance companies who offer significant discounts to boat owners who hold an active VesselVanguard membersip. For more information and a list of these partners, click here.
Since we started, more and more leading brands have chosen to provide a VesselVanguard subscription with each new sail or powerboat they sell. These subscriptions are given free of charge* to each new buyer, to help them more easily manage the various service and inspection needs of their boat. These manufacturers want to ensure the best possible ownership experience—and know what a vital role we play in helping boat owners understand and manage the wide variety of maintenance requirements of today’s sophisticated, technology-rich vessels.
Celebrating over 40 years of boatbuilding experience, the founders of Absolute are considered amongst Italy’s pioneers of the modern powerboat manufacturing era. Absolute Yachts are stylish, without compromising functionality. Beautifully finished, interiors featuring designer-grade materials, upgraded high quality leathers and solid surfaces, and stunning design elements are integrated with smart interior layouts and superb ergonomics. All-round visibility from well laid-out helms, wide and safe side-decks, abundant storage and spacious cabins and head/shower compartments are the result of Absolute’s expertise.
Beneteau is known worldwide for its sleek design, quality construction and innovation in the manufacturing of seaworthy sailing and power yachts. The Beneteau story began more than 125 years ago when Benjamin Bénéteau started building fishing trawlers in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France. Today, the company continues to thrive under the leadership of Benjamin Bénéteau’s granddaughter, Madame Annette Bénéteau-Roux. Beneteau has manufacturing facilities in France, Brazil and the United States.
Don Aronow founded Formula in 1962 in Miami, Florida. The original 233 deep-V hull design was built at his direction and later earned notable victories on the national offshore racing circuit. While many of today’s Formulas have matured well beyond the speed-only image, the prestige originating with past racing victories is still quite evident in these highly successful models. The Formula Difference is in the sleek design, the solid dependability, the smooth, fast ride, and most important of all, the boating satisfaction with family and friends that you experience over and over again.
Grand Banks Yachts
Since 1956, Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd. has built yachts of superior quality that have become industry hallmarks and earned a loyal following around the world. Renowned for their handmade craftsmanship, distinctive good looks, and tried and true all-weather capabilities, Grand Banks yachts continue to be the choice of discerning boaters today. Learn more about the company and its Heritage, Eastbay, and Aleutian series yachts at grandbanks.com.
Bringing a green philosophy to the boating world, Greenline developed the first of production boats to sport a special patent-pending superdisplacement hull shape, a hybrid (diesel/electric) propulsion system and a solar roof to complement the concept. The boating world received the Greenline 33 with 16 international awards to make her arguably the most awarded yacht in history. With close to 200 yachts launched in the first 20 months after the January 2010 introduction, Greenline 33 became the reference yacht in the 10m market. In summer 2011 her bigger sister, Greenline 40, entered the market. In May 2011 the Greenline Ocean Class 70 was launched with a remarkable performance and taking Greenline brand to Ocean Class dimension. Greenline Hybrid is a brand owned by Seaway, the world's leading boat development company.
Hargrave Custom Yachts
Stepping through the doors of Hargrave Custom Yachts in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida you encounter a warm, knowledgeable and friendly staff ready to assist you in all your boating endeavors. Since opening its doors in 1968, Hargrave has established a well-known and trusted name in the industry specializing in the sale and service of yachts 70’ and larger. With 50 years of success in delivering dreams, this highly focused family business is the ideal candidate for you, whether you are buying or selling a yacht, or booking the vacation of your dreams.
Unique in the powerboat world, this boat building firm was formed by C. Raymond Hunt, naval architects. The Hunt Deep-V has been evolving for more than 50 years. Those changes enhance the characteristics which everyone admires: a softer, drier ride in rough seas, an ability to track straight up, down or across waves with fingertip steering, dynamic stability at speed without loss of stability at rest, and efficient running that minimizes fuel consumption Manufacturer of semi-custom luxury yachts from 25 to 68 feet.
Island Packet Yachts
Island Packet Yachts have long been known as one of the premier ocean-going production boats ever built. Island Packet has, over the past twenty years, developed a following whose dedication borders on zeal, mostly because of the many practical details that company founder, owner and chief designer, Bob Johnson, and his team have put into these classic-looking yachts. These yachts serve as industry benchmarks for their quality of construction, sparkling performance, superior safety and seakeeping, ease of handling, and spacious accommodations. Their hull designs offer exceptional stability for shallow water gunkholing or worldwide voyaging along with performance capabilities proven by numerous victories in prestigious international offshore sailing events.
From the first artisan-crafted runabout to today’s precision-manufactured sail and power boats, our passion and commitment has spread worldwide. Jeanneau is proud to rely on 2500 employees and our network of over 300 distributors. Our customers help drive the innovation and quality that are the hallmarks of Jeanneau. As experienced sailors, their input enables our design and production teams to quickly implement new ideas and enhance proven ones. The result, as you’ll see, is a way of creating boats of extraordinary quality, value and timeless beauty.
One look at a Kadey-Krogen Yacht and your cruising spirit awakens. And no wonder — every element of the new generation of Kadey-Krogen trawler yachts speaks of confidence and freedom. Our exclusive Pure Full Displacement hull delivers a seakindly ride for ocean crossings, coastal cruises and Great Loop adventures as well as family weekend outings. Every yacht is a limited production masterpiece, built in a yard by experienced craftspeople dedicated to Kadey-Krogen designs, with latest-technology methods and materials combined with traditional fine woodworking. Rugged, salty and with phenomenal sea keeping ability, these good-looking boats define quality and excellence in their class.
With a coastline measuring almost 36,000 nautical miles in length, it comes as no surprise that Australia is home to the world's finest long-range cruising motoryachts. Facing the Indian, Southern and Pacific oceans, it is the perfect place to test the skills of any boat builder. For Australia's Bill Barry-Cotter, this journey has encapsulated 40 years of his life, making him Australia's most awarded boat builder. Leading the way in engineering excellence, exceptional build integrity and innovative design, Bill's vision and lifelong passion has culminated in the launch of Maritimo, a collection of luxury motoryachts without peer. Inspired by the Australian lifestyle and beautiful coastlines unique to this part of the world, the craft are designed and built on the Gold Coast with all the luxury you would expect, together with unparalleled engineering for long range capabilities and the elements to withstand the roughest seas. The result is a place where motoryachts of the most superior quality, form and function are built; a place of crafting dreams.
Meridian Yachts is North America's established market leader among bridge boat manufacturers and one of most popular bridge boat brands in the world. Meridian designs its vessels to deliver livability, cruisability and maneuverability at an exceptional value to customers, evidenced by Meridian frequent receipt of the NMMA's Marine Industry CSI award. The four-model Sedan lineup ranges from 34 through 53 feet in length. The company's headquarters are located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Meridian Yachts is a component of the Sea Ray Group, an operating unit within the Brunswick Boat Group. Brunswick Corp. (Stock Symbol: BC) is a publicly traded company.
Monte Carlo Yachts
Monte Carlo Yachts presents a new ideal for yachting, with new standards for luxury that are being established around the world with responsibility, sustainability and personality prevailing. MCY express's these values across their range of yachts with bold determination to create a product that is elegant but never extreme, innovative and noble: a classic built for today’s discerning yachtsmen. The Monte Carlo Yachts vision is to create elegant Italian yachts built in response to the new requirements of the men and women who take to the sea in search of well-being and harmony. But the Monte Carlo concept goes much deeper than a beautiful design. With the support of over 100 years of boat building experience, the Beneteau Group assisted in the development of the most sophisticated – and safest – building techniques inspired by generations real-world research. A wealth of shared ideas, skills and resources have enabled Monte Carlo Yachts to produce something extremely special. The MCY76 has been declared the most awarded boat of 2011 proving that true collaboration can produce timeless results.
Palm Beach Yachts
A Palm Beach Motor Yacht is the ultimate reward. A feeling of prestige, an ownership experience without compare. Our history was written on the open ocean in racing yachts by the spirit of uncompromising, competitive sailors who don’t give up and don’t accept anything but their best. Mark Richards' passion for designing, building and racing sailing yachts at sea, forged the culture that drives Palm Beach Motor Yachts and its team to build the very best pleasure boats available. Each Palm Beach is meticulously created, modern technology and craftsmanship perfectly intertwined. Unique custom tailoring harmonises seamlessly with the personal requirements of individual owners to create a unique vessel designed to maintain its beauty and integrity for generations.
To create and develop the Prestige line, beyond skill and know-how, there must be passion. For more than fifty years, our passion has driven us to design, build and innovate. Enthusiastic sailors and power boaters, we share our customers’ dreams of salty spray and sea foam, of sun and escape from the everyday. From a boat’s inception, we employ the most respected naval architects (French, Italian and American) to work with our design team, and we take care in selecting suppliers known for superior quality and environmental safety records. With passion and respect for true maritime values, the garroni designers developed the concept for these Prestige. Beauty and function are found in every detail of these superb yachts, where elegant lines and luxurious materials are married with a harmonious distribution of space and a unique contemporary style.
The Princess name has become synonymous with all that is the finest in luxury motor yacht design. Indeed, as part of the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) family, the company shares a lineage with quintessential brands of distinction like DeBeers, Dom Pérignon, Fendi and Givenchy. The benefit to owners is the enjoyment of the European elegance of Princess. Since their first launch in 1965, Princess Yachts has been quietly rewriting the rules of luxury cruising. From the legendary Flybridge range and thrilling V-Class sports yachts, to the long-range Motor Yachts and groundbreaking M-Class superyachts -- all are unmistakably Princess. Based in one of the most advanced marine manufacturing facilities in the world, the company has built its reputation on quality, strength and integrity of design and production. Every Princess is a perfect balance of style and substance, combining tradition and innovation, creativity and cutting-edge design. Princess Yachts is exclusively distributed by Viking Sport Cruisers in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Viking is the preeminent brand in luxury sportsfishing yachts, universally recognized for their performance, tournament pedigree, styling and lavish comforts. For generations, Viking Yachts has celebrated the sea by creating some of the world’s finest convertible yachts, enclosed bridge yachts and open yachts. Viking Yachts set the standard for excellence; then constantly explore advancements in design, craftsmanship and performance. The company’s exacting standards are reflected in their legendary manufacturing capabilities. To assure optimal quality, Viking Yachts closely scrutinizes every detail of the building process from initial design to finished yacht. In fact, they produce 90 percent of each boat in their 810,000 square-foot manufacturing facility on the Bass River near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The company’s tradition is to “Lead, Not Follow.” From technical advancements like underwater exhaust systems and tank testing to designer touches like curved doorways and exquisite joinery, Vikings Yachts are the essence of personal luxury and seagoing excellence. HMY Yachts is proud to be a worldwide leader in the Viking dealer network.
Our motto, "Always on Watch," reflects the level of diligence that marine insurers value in a boat owner. As a result, VesselVanguard subscribers may enjoy significant discounts of their boat insurance premiums. Some owners have saved as much as 20% per year—far more than the cost of a VesselVanguard subscription. Below are some of the marine insurance companies who provide discounts to qualified VesselVanguard subscribers; you should also inquire with your current marine insurance provider about a possible reduction to your premium.
Brown & Brown
Brown & Brown Inc. is a nationally ranked, publicly owned, insurance firm built on the understanding and consideration of the insurance buyer’s needs. Beginning as a two person agency in 1939, Brown & Brown has grown to become one of the largest insurance agencies in the United States with over 6,500 employees in more than 170 offices in 38 states. The large volume of premium they handle for their clients gives them preferred access to the vast majority of domestic and foreign insurance companies. They represent more than twenty of the top ranked insurers in the marine industry.
Falvey Yacht Insurance is a market leader in yacht and charter insurance. As we specialize in yacht and charter coverage only, Falvey Yachts is able to provide customized and specific solutions to your vessel's needs. At Falvey Yachts, we are able to provide global coverage for your yacht, while offering local service. Whether you sail your yacht in South America, own a charter fleet in Australia or cruise the Chesapeake, Falvey Yachts is the answer to your insurance needs.
Charter Lakes Marine Insurance is one of the Travelers largest producers of marine business. We operate as a Managing General Agent for the Travelers and administer five distinct marine insurance products on a nationwide basis. We still administer the Guided Sport Fishing Program we co-developed with the St. Paul 34 years ago, and are blessed to have clients who have been with us since 1978. Today, Charter Lakes is one of the country's largest marine insurers focused totally on the insurance needs of boat owners. But more than that, Charter Lakes is about people dedicated to providing our clients with the best value on their marine insurance. We have a combined 120 years of experience in the marine insurance industry. That experience and knowledge is the resource this company uses to benefit each new and existing client every day.
In addition to those insurance providers listed above, many others will also provide discounted rates to VesselVanguard members. Inquire with your insurance agent—ask them to contact us for more information.
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