UAE-based boat distributor ART Marine has reported a significant rise in unit sales during the first six months of 2011.

Strong results were seen across the entire brand portfolio and in all size ranges, the company claims.

“Following a very strong 2010, during which our team delivered a sales revenue increase of 67 per cent over the previous year, our target for 2011 is to significantly increase our customer base by doubling unit sales this year, as compared to 2010,” says Constantinos Constantinou, ART Marine president and CEO.

“Our mid-year results are fully in line with that goal, which is very encouraging considering the macroeconomic and geopolitical environment.”

ART Marine is the UAE’s exclusive distributor of Benetti, Azimut, Atlantis, Riviera, Four Winns and Grady White yachts, with a range of models stretching from 5.5m (18ft) sportsboats to 80m (262ft) displacement yachts.

The company also offers yacht maintenance, aftersales services, yacht management, charter, watersports operations, marine products and marina management.