Marquis Yachts LLC, a Pulaski-based yacht-builder, said it has
signed a definitive agreement with VanDutch Marine Ltd. to make
all yachts sold worldwide for the company.
will begin this month at the Marquis factory in Pulaski,
according to a company statement, and will include manufacturing
the VanDutch models, which range from 30 feet to 70 feet in
length. The deal will result in the immediate hiring of up to 70
extremely pleased and honored that VanDutch has chosen Marquis
to become its exclusive manufacturer for all of their
prestigious yacht requirements at our Pulaski, Wis.,
Marquis President Robert VanGrunsven.
"With this new additional business, Marquis will immediately
begin to hire up to an additional 70 employees that will
ultimately expand to approximately 150 employees in the near
Yachts is owned by John Paul DeJoria and Irwin Jacobs through
2008, VanDutch Marine introduced its first 40-foot yacht in
2009. The company has sold more than 110 VanDutch 40-foot yachts
and has added 30-, 40- and 55-foot yachts since 2012.
45-foot and 70-foot yachts are under construction and will be
available in early 2014.