Byline: The Log Staff
Crow’s Nest Yachts has been named the exclusive dealer for California-made Navigator Yachts, built in Perris. Navigator Yachts will be featured at Crow’s Nest Yachts locations in San Diego, Newport Beach and Seattle.
Crow’s Nest Yachts will take delivery of the first 2014 Navigator 5200 model at its docks in San Diego, in early September.
“We’re excited to represent Navigator Yachts for buyers in California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia,” said Dale Partna of Crow’s Nest Yachts. “Their yachts fill a niche for pilothouse models in the midrange market, and those boats are in high demand up and down the West Coast.”
Navigator Yachts have been built in California since 1988, gaining a reputation as one of the most successful lines in its class. The company features pilothouse models from 45 to 62 feet in length, with a distinct hull shape designed to use a minimum amount of fuel and horsepower, while retaining the maximum amount of boat speed and efficiency, according to the company. Interiors are semi-custom, with owners able to choose their own layout, cabinetry wood and fabrics.
The 5200 is the newest Navigator model, featuring new hull windows with openings for air in the master stateroom, a redesigned engine room with vents for increased air flow and better aesthetics, a new hardtop with a slimmer profile and a built-in sliding sunroof, and modified interiors to accommodate a more modern European-influenced design.
“We’ve had a solid relationship with Crow’s Nest for years,” said Alberto Cogliati, Navigator Yachts’ general manager. “They’re exactly what we were looking for to represent us, with a great reputation and multiple locations — and we believe they’ll do a great job for us.”
With high numbers of Navigator owners from British Columbia to Washington and California, Partna said Crow’s Nest Yachts aims to be known as “Navigator specialists” for both the new and used boat markets, as well as for factory service and new boat warranties.
“Between Dale and me, we have 20 years of experience with the Navigator line,” said Dan Wood, of Crow’s Nest Yachts. “We’re able to help potential owners and current owners with their boats, and provide the quality service and information they need to make the best use of their yachts.”
“There are already so many owners of Navigator Yachts, they have their own club,” said Vic Parcells, of Crow’s Nest Yachts. “We’ve supported them in the past, and we plan on sponsoring future club events, too.”
Crow’s Nest Yachts maintains a high standard of excellence on the West Coast, Parcells said. With the representation of Navigator Yachts, in addition to Westcoast Custom Yachts, the company continues to provide exceptional service to exceed expectations of existing and prospective clients, he added.
Crow’s Nest Yachts is marking more than 35 years of service to West Coast boaters. For more information, go to crowsnestyachts.com.