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New team to offer Ocean Alexander in Australia    
Thu, 4 Apr 2013

Grand Banks’ Hank Compton and his team on Queensland’s Gold Coast are celebrating the nomination of Ocean Alexander in two categories of the annual Asia Boating Awards.

In an agreement between Grand Banks and Ocean Alexander, Compton now represents the Taiwan boat builder throughout Australasia, expanding his role as Asia Pacific Managing Director for Grand Banks.

'My team has built an enviable reputation for service to our Grand Banks clients over the past three years,' said Compton. 'We are delighted that this is recognised by the prestigious superyacht builder Ocean Alexander.'

The Asia Boating Awards listed Ocean Alexander as a finalist in the 'Best Asian Yacht Builder (30m and up) and 'Best Asian Built Yacht' for the Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht.

'This is a great achievement and a wonderful beginning for our relationship with Ocean Alexander,' said Compton.

Ocean Alexander will share the Grand Banks dealership space at Hope Island Marina on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Compton’s new responsibilities come on top of the team’s continuing sales success with Grand Banks.

'The two brands are a perfect fit for us,' explained Compton. 'Grand Banks is an iconic brand in the mid-size luxury cruiser market and Ocean Alexander takes our capabilities to offer a magnificent motoryacht to clients who are looking for something in the superyacht category.'

About Ocean Alexander – Two generations of one family have guided Ocean Alexander over the past 35 years. With manufacturing in Taiwan, China and the United States, Ocean Alexander’s combined yacht-building facilities make it among the largest in Asia, producing models ranging from 72 to 155 feet in length. Ocean Alexander is based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The company’s web site is

About Grand Banks
Since 1956 Grand Banks Yachts has built yachts of superior quality that have become industry hallmarks and earned a loyal following around the world. Renowned for their handmade craftsmanship, distinctive good looks, and tried and true all-weather capabilities, Grand Banks yachts continue to be the choice of discerning boaters today. Learn more about the company and its Heritage, Eastbay and Aleutian series yachts at

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