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Hunt Yachts Adds New Australian Agent to International Sales Team

Latest Hire Represents Builder’s New Focus on Asia-Pacific Market

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA (December 14, 2011) — Hunt, a leading U.S designer and  builder of luxury classic motor yachts, hard bottom inflatables and express cruisers up to 72’,  has appointed Barry Bailey as the latest addition to its International Sales Team.

Based out of Queensland, Australia, Bailey will be the company’s Asia-Pacific regional representative, concentrating on new and brokerage sales across the company’s model lines – day cruisers, coastal cruisers, center consoles, inflatables, large express sedans and flybridge cruisers. “Based on the global popularity of the Hunt line and our capacity to design and recreational, commercial and military boats, we are excited about focusing in this market,” commented Hunt President Peter VanLancker. “Barry’s experience, and knowledge of the yachting clientele in the region, will be valuable assets to raise our profile, build the Hunt brand, and drive our expansion plans in this growth market.”

Bailey is a qualified yacht sales executive with nearly 30 years of experience in the marine manufacturing and retail industries. As co-founder of Maritime Consultants & Management (MCM) in Hong Kong, Bailey handled large yacht construction and management contracts worldwide. Through MCM, he formed an affiliation with Brunswick Corporation as a sales and marketing consultant, identifying and establishing dealers throughout the Asia-Pacific region for Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and Baja brands. This eventually led to his appointment as the company’s Asia-Pacific Manager of Operations in 2000. Prior to joining Hunt Yachts, Barry spent the last four years handling international sales for Cobalt Boats, Grady White and Sumerset Houseboats.

Bailey commented, “I have always worked with prestigious brands, and am excited to be joining the Hunt sales family. I look forward to presenting the Hunt product lines to my clients, and making inroads for the Hunt brand in this lucrative marketplace.”.

Originally from Washington State, Bailey has been residing in the Asia-Pacific region since
1988, having settled in Australia in 2000. He is a licensed captain who has successfully
circumnavigated the globe twice on traditional wooden sailing vessels.

Bailey will focus on sales of new Hunts and pre-owned yachts through Hunt’s brokerage Division and will represent the company at major boat shows in the Asia-Pacific region. For more information about the Hunt brand in the Asia-Pacific region, contact Barry Bailey at: barry@huntyachts.com, +61 7 5564 2330, or visit the Australia office at 24 Belmont Park Drive Mudgeeraba, QLD, 4213.

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