Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Bad news for Rodriguez Group...
Click to enlarge - Leopard 46m Pure One in Antibes
After 33 years of collaboration with the Rodriguez Group, Leopard Yachts (previously Arno shipyard), builder of the Leopard range, have announced their independence from their long marketing partner Rodriguez Group.
In 1986, Gerard Rodriguez, founder of Rodriguez Group, signed an exclusive worldwide agreement to sell the Leoprd range.
According to Synfo.com "Rather than focusing exclusively on production for a sole dealer, Leopard Yachts now intend to handle their own marketing and selling rather than having the Rodriguez Group managing the market for them".
The question is: what will happen with Overmarine, the Italian sipyard that builds the Mangusta range?
>> Italian announcement from the shipyard (PDF)