Is owned and operated by Scott and Paul White, two brothers that have been in business now together for over 22 years
The Caribbean brand is without a doubt one of the world’s longest standing brands of luxury sport fisher cruisers and certainly backed by the support of a very financially stable factory “International Marine, Melbourne”. The boats originated in the USA as Bertram and were being built in Melbourne as well but in the late 80’s International Marine went their own way and rebranded as “Caribbean” where they have been operating for over 60 years and have built over 60,000 Bertram/Caribbean boats.
Scott and Paul White saw the acquisition of the Caribbean agency as a once in a life time opportunity moving forward growing the brand here in New Zealand by way of large local boat show presence, Caribbean owners regattas, also proud sponsors of the Zane Grey International One Base Fishing Tournament, huge advertising and marketing efforts. Apart from focusing on business growth both Scott and Paul have always had a passion for power boats and have owned and operated many different brands of trailer boats and launches but in the middle of all this somewhere they brought an interim boat a “Caribbean 28 “ and were totally amazed by the way in which it handled and performed and a couple of years later ordered a brand new Caribbean 35 for the sole reasons that the brand had “ factory stability” when most others were tipping over. The boats sea keeping, performance and fuel economy were hard to beat, huge accommodation, fit and finish ever improving and up there with the best “the decision was made easy”. Now as the New Zealand dealers they operate a brand new Caribbean 40 MK II out of Whitianga. Fairly easy to say a passion for these magnificent sport fisher cruisers has grown into a serious business. Scott and Paul White have built all of their businesses on their word and a “hand shake” their word is their bond, simple stuff, be proactive, work hard, be honest and know your product and services.
Apart from marketing the new Caribbean range 19, 21, 2300, 2400, 24, 27, 32, 35, 40, 49 footers Caribbean Boats (NZ) Ltd also specialise in selling second hand launches of all brands in fact the second hand boat brokering service caters for clients boats throughout the North Island and achieves great sales results . So please call today for info or brochures on the new boats, advice, factory parts, or second hand enquiries.