FastBoats Marine Group Feature Article In The Pelican — September 2013

Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 12.58.51 PMAfter almost 20 years, FastBoats in Pompano Beach and Aventura, has emerged into a world-class center for luxury cruisers, racing and performance boats.

FastBoats Marine Group, 1490 N. Federal Highway, is emerging into a landmark for locals, but sales here have gone international in scope. It’s another sign that South Florida remains the yachting capital of the world, and for boaters it’s just a question of what to purchase.

Kim and Randy Sweers, owners of FastBoats Marine Group, are striving to change their powerboat image and let people know that they offer a lot more than just “fastboats.” Don’t let the name mislead you.

After years of sales, repairs, re-rigs, re-powers and new boat custom builds, they have now expanded into the cruiser, center console, and yacht market offering a one-stop solution with certified Mercury and Yamaha technicians, a well stocked parts department and mobile service, along with popular new boat lines such as Midnight Express and Sessa.

Says Kim, “Our clients are moving from performance boats to more family-friendly versatile boats. The expansion of the center console market has really changed the performance boating market. With the evolution of the performance center console market, manufacturers such as Midnight Express, have become the preferred vessel of choice for boaters. FastBoats Marine Group is the exclusive dealer for Midnight Express and has custom-built numerous boats for some of the most affluent individuals in the Eastern United States. Our company offers the complete line of center consoles ranging from 34-43’ with twin, triple, quad, and quintuplet Mercury or Yamaha outboards.

These family-friendly center consoles can get you from Hillsboro Inlet to the Bahamas in less than an hour. Although the company’s race boat can make it to Biminis in less than 30 minutes, one hour is still a respectable time for a pleasure boat!!

In addition to the popular Midnight Express line, FastBoats Marine Group imports from Italy, the Sessa Key Largo line, which ranges from 18’-36’.

Brian McGuire, sales associate at FastBoats Marine Group, describes these vessels as “an Italian version of an Intrepid offering luxury, performance and styling not often found in the American market.

The very popular 36’ Key Largo comes powered with triple 300 Mercury Verados and can comfortably sleep four and tops out at 55mph. This vessel sells for $399,000.”

Some of FastBoats clients are still performance enthusiasts and look for other qualities. They often forgo many creature comforts in return for added speed and performance.

Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 12.59.03 PMFastBoats’ Marine Group service department is managed by 7 time world champion and 11 time national champion, Richie Powers, who is now the Service Operations Manager for the Sweers.

So in the boating capital of the world, Kim and Randy are very confident that serious boat buyers will get the best deal and superior customer service at FastBoats Marine Group.

“We are a family-owned and operated dealership doing business in the South Florida market for 20 years,” she says. “With two locations in Dade and Broward County, we are able to service a larger market and offer our customers a convenient one-stop shop solution. Very few marine dealerships offer a wide portfolio of products and services such as new and pre-owned luxury, fishing, and performance boats as well as a certified parts and service department, storage, financing, registration, and transportation.

“Our commitment to our customers’ needs is very important to us, and we focus our efforts to always meet and exceed their expectations.”
And of course, Randy agrees, adding, “Market knowledge always plays a key roll in decision-making when it comes to a new or used boat. We understand where the market is today and where it is headed.

“We listen to our customers needs when it comes to service or sales and then direct them in a way that will satisfy all their boating requirements. There is no “Perfect” boat but when you really understand the market and product, it gives the client confidence in the dealership’s ability both sales process.”

“Buying the boat is often the easy part; you need a qualified dealer who can offer you skilled, competent and reliable service. This is what we strive for every day at FastBoats Marine Group so that we can satisfy all of our customers boating needs.”

Source: www.pompanopelican.com; September 13, 2013.