Swanwick-based firm appointed in the wake of Peters Opal situation

Island Packet Yachts in the US has announced the appointment of Premier Yacht Sales as its new dealer representative for the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Four Island Packets will be on display at this year’s Southampton Boat Show, including the world debut of the new Island Packet 465, and the SP Cruiser motorsailer.

Bill Bolin, vice president of sales and marketing for IP said that all customer service and sales support functions for the company would continue at their current high level under the Premier Yacht Sales banner.

He told PBO that only one customer had so far come forward with concerns about a deposit paid to Peters Opal, the Island Packet dealership that went into administration on 14 August.

For more on the Peters Opal story see PBO October issue, on sale 6 September.