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Dr. Ira Trocki Acquires Davis Custom Sportfishing Yachts
EGG HARBOR, NJ (April 15, 2003) – Dr. Ira Trocki announced today the acquisition, though asset purchase, of the Davis brand sportfishing yachts. Included within the purchase are the three new Davis models, the 45’ Express, 58’ Flybridge Sportfisherman, and the Flagship 70’ Flybridge Sportfisherman.

Davis, a premier builder of custom, luxury sportfishing yachts for the past 28 years, is legendary for its ability to consistently design the finest rough-water hulls on the ocean. In addition to its superior performance characteristics, a Davis also stands out from other sportfishing yachts with its uniquely attractive bow flare, smooth-flowing lines, and finely crafted interiors. "One walk down a dock with 100 sportfishing boats and you can easily pick out a Davis. It’s simply beautiful to look at from any angle. Perhaps the only sight better than the profile of a Davis at the dock, is that of a Davis effortlessly parting six foot seas on its way to fish the canyons," says Dr. Trocki.

The strategic goal of the Davis acquisition was to compliment the existing Egg Harbor and Predator line of cruising and fishing yachts by adding a high-end, more custom component. "With the addition of Davis, we can now cater to the complete spectrum of cruising and sportfishing clients, from the 35’ Predator Express, to the more traditional 43’ Egg Harbor, to the world-class 70’ Davis Sportfisherman," continued Dr. Trocki.

The investment in all-new tooling and molds has strategically positioned Davis to deliver fiberglass and composite Carolina-style sportfishing yachts within the price range of production boats. "True to the Davis pedigree, hulls are laid up with only solid fiberglass below the waterline, with various composite core materials used in the hull sides, deck, superstructure and interior to gain strength and stiffness while reducing weight. A new Davis Yacht will represent all the style, detail, and engineering of a custom yacht with all the benefits of intelligent production," said Bob Weidhaas, Davis Chief Operating Officer.

The production of Davis sportfishing yachts will resume immediately under new Davis ownership. "we are acutely aware of the strength of the Davis reputation and the expectations of the buyer who demands nothing but the finest bluewater sportfishing yacht on the water. I am committed to improving upon what us already a world-class brand," concluded Dr. Trocki.


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