INDUSTRY NEWSGibbs brings Schaefer to the UK15/06/2022Save articleDorset-based Gibbs Quay Boat Sales has become the UK’s sole distributor of Brazil’s Schaefer Yachts.SHOW FULLSCREENSource: Gibbs Quay Boat SalesThe V33 measures just under 34ft with a passenger capacity for ten and sleeping accommodation for twozoom inzoom outSchaefer Yachts is the largest luxury yacht manufacturer in South America, with a range of boats from 30ft to 85ft.Don Bissessar, owner of Gibbs, said he had scoured the world looking for a new yacht brand to sell alongside the others the firm imports and sells.“Schaefer Yachts really fit in well with us not only because they meet our high standards but because they are an established manufacturer with an impeccable reputation and are distinct from the other brands in the market place,” he said.Top brand“Having visited the factory and seeing the build and design process I am totally confident in the brand and the people behind it. Schaefer will bring a touch of carnival and a dash of the Copacabana to the UK boating scene.”Gibbs will be attending the Southampton Boat Show in September, where several Schaefer yachts will be on display, including the latest model, the V33.Schaefer’s V33 measures just under 34ft with a passenger capacity for ten and sleeping accommodation for two. Alongside the V33, the Schaefer 303 will also be on display. The 32ft sports cruiser is a family boat with well-planned accommodation for a family of four.The Gibbs business is over a century old. It was originally based on the banks of the River Thames near Shepperton in Middlesex before moving to its current Poole site in 2012.