Ed. Note – We are pleased to introduce a new feature with the April 2016 newsletter called Nordhavn Sales Office Spotlight. With 7 factory-direct offices, clients know they will receive the same high level of expertise and service, no matter which location is assisting them. This column offers a close-up look into individual offices and staff.
New sales office open in Istanbul
Pacific Asian Enterprises (PAE) partnered with Turkish yacht brokerage Emek Marin in 2013 to serve as its Nordhavn representative in the Eastern Mediterranean. Nearly three years later, the partnership has flourished with the recent delivery of a brand new Nordhavn 52 in February and the sales of several brokerage Nordhavns.
For years, the Gocek, Turkey-based firm has been a fixture in the Mediterranean boating industry, and more recently, has played a pivotal service role to Nordhavns cruising the Eastern Med. With business continuing to grow, Emek Marin has announced the opening of a new sales office in Istanbul. According to Riza Cagda Kakir, Emek Marine’s CEO, the new location will have slips for transient yachts as well as a mobile service unit to provide technical assistance to any boats needing work done. Kakir, who also serves as Sales Manager of Nordhavn Eastern Mediterranean, said all visiting Nordhavns will receive a 25% discount on slip rent.
While the Gocek location will remain the sales hub, Kakir said the new location in Istanbul offers a convenient layover and service alternative for anyone cruising the other side of Turkey and/or the Black Sea, and cannot or do not want to make the 500nm trip.