TUI Marine renews long-term agreement with Robertson & Caine

Wed Feb 4 2015, 10:47 AM

The two companies have renewed their exclusive distribution and supply agreement for another 10 years

TUI Marine, owner of The Moorings and Sunsail yacht charter firms, has renewed its exclusive distribution and supply agreement with South African boatbuilder Robertson & Caine for another 10 years.

The two companies have successfully collaborated for almost two decades, a partnership that has resulted in exceptional growth of R&C’s Leopard Catamarans brand.

TUI Marine currently offers over 400 Leopard Catamarans in its global charter fleets. The brand was launched in 2000 and has a vast dealer network selling privately owned Leopards worldwide.

According to a TUI statement, this partnership is projected to deliver over 200 vessels in 2015. Leopard Catamarans is now the #1 selling catamaran brand in North America and #2 globally.

“Robertson & Caine’s solid reputation for producing innovative, convivial, and well performing sail and power catamarans makes renewing this long-term agreement an easy and mutually beneficial decision,” says Franck Bauguil, VP of yacht ownership and sales for TUI Marine. “Together, we remain strongly positioned to continue our commitment to providing a range of models that best meet the needs of charter guests and owners.”

John Robertson, executive chairman and co-founder of Robertson & Caine, adds: “2015 will mark 20 years and over 1,400 catamarans developed together so we are pleased to continue our successful relationship and look forward to exciting times ahead. We are proud of our product, our brand, and most importantly our people who work hard each day to develop and deliver the best catamarans in the world.”

The current Leopard Catamarans sail range includes the new Leopard 40, which is making its world debut at the 2015 Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show later this month, as well as the Leopard 44, Leopard 48 and Leopard 58.

Power catamarans include the Leopard 51PC and the Leopard 39PC.

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, TUI Marine operates over 1,000 yachts in over 30 destinations worldwide under The Moorings and Sunsail brands. Leopard Catamarans is TUI Marine’s yacht design and private yacht sales business, partnering exclusively with South African-based boatbuilder Robertson & Caine.