Florida – October 23, 2023
FGI Yacht Group expands its presence in the Great Lakes
FGI Yacht Group proudly announces its expansion in the Great Lakes with a new satellite office. Welcoming two highly experienced yacht brokers into its fold, yachting professionals Randy Kluge and Dave Bourbeau have now joined the firm.
Strategically located on Lake St. Clair at South River Marine, MI, the new office will be managed by Kluge and Bourbeau and will welcome their existing and new clientele to FGI Yacht Group. “We are thrilled to be joining FGI, as we have known Frank Sr. and Jr. for many years and have previously worked alongside each other for some time. With their entrepreneurial spirit, and strong work ethic, they have created an atypical yacht sales & charter organization that is making headlines for all the right reasons”, say Kluge and Bourbeau.
With over 33% of all registered boats in the U.S. located in the Great Lakes, serving this area is of vital importance to FGI. The location of the satellite office further entails that the Great Lakes team will be ideally positioned to serve clients in both Chicago and Toronto.
With over 50 years of combined experience in the yachting industry, both yacht sales professionals formed a connection to the sea from a very young age and possess a staunch passion for connecting their clientele with the right vessel. Kluge has focused on sales and new builds domestically and overseas, while Bourbeau has concentrated his efforts on sales and service. With a focus on mid-sized yachts up to 150 feet, the two have amassed a strong following in the Great Lakes region.
COO and Partner of FGI Yacht Group Altea Llakmani iterates, “We are very excited to welcome Randy and Dave to the group, and to expand our reach in a region so heavily focused on yachting within the United States. Both brokers are completely aligned with our mantra to serve our clients first and foremost, and their years of experience and trusted reputation further cement this new relationship.”
FGI Yacht Group proudly offers bases in yachting hubs throughout the Americas, including Fort Lauderdale, the Hamptons, Mexico, and now the Great Lakes.
Both Randy Kluge and Dave Bourbeau will be present at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the FGI Yacht Group booth, centrally located on the face dock at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.