Our all weather purpose built showroom was officially opened by MSP Kenneth Gibson on 21st November 2008. We were particularly delighted to welcome Didier Greggory, Jeanneau’s Director General, to the ceremony who travelled from France and spoke of our long standing relationship and mutual commitment over the previous 30 years and into the future.
We believe that our Showroom is the only one its type in UK and feel that it underlines our commitment both to enhance our customers experience and to Jeanneau.
Our name and that of founder Ronnie Scott has been at the forefront of pleasure craft retailing in the UK since the late sixties.
Ronnie Scott pioneered the use of indoor boat sales premises, part exchange and imported yachts for national distribution as early as 1962 with the still prolific East German Folkboat. Since 1978 we have enjoyed a unique trading relationship with giant French builders Jeanneau, running the national distribution until 1993, and today are responsible for distribution in Scotland and the North of England. Over the years we have been involved in the sale and distribution of products from a remarkable number of other leading European and North American builders. In addition to domestic sales we have enjoyed success overseas, exporting regularly to the Far East and Mediterranean markets. Our commissioning bases in the South of France have seen more than twenty new Jeanneau yachts, all above 35ft, being handed over in a single season.
Our activities are broadly split in two. Dedicated offices at Troon and Largs are responsible for brokerage activities at both Yacht Havens where we enjoy sole brokerage rights.
New boat sales are generally handled by Angus Scott at our Largs Showroom HQ where a wide range of new craft can generally be viewed. The principal new boat manufacturer represented by us is Jeanneau of France, whose ever increasing range of both sail and power boats offer the market a wide variety of products. Project management of large custom yacht construction is also undertaken for customers who have “outgrown” the production yards we represent.
We have been members of the British Marine Federation (B.M.F.) for several decades. Ronnie Scott is a past president of B.M.F Scotland.