Valhalla Boat Sales Becomes Exclusive Dealer Of Sportsman Boats - The Fisherman

Valhalla Boat Sales Becomes Exclusive Dealer Of Sportsman Boats

Valhalla Boats Sales (VBS) has announced that it is now the exclusive dealer of Sportsman Boats for central and northern New Jersey as well as Palm Beach County, FL expanding its saltwater outboard offerings in both boat type and price point.

“We’re extremely excited to become a partner with Sportsman, which is one of the fastest-growing and most respected builders of family center consoles in the industry,” says Pat Healey, President and CEO of Viking Yachts, the parent company of Valhalla Boat Sales in New Gretna. “They have a great team that’s committed, focused and experienced.”

Founded in 2012 in Summerville, SC Sportsman Boats offers a diverse fleet of center consoles and bay boats from 20 to 35 feet focused on family fishing and cruising. Featuring modern design and technology with quality manufacturing, the Sportsman lineup is comprised of 23 models in four different series – Open, Heritage, Masters and Tournament. Each type has its own style, aesthetic appeal and intuitive cruising and fishing strengths while also offering great value.

“The Valhalla Boat Sales team is an incredible addition to our Sportsman dealer network,” says Sportsman Boats President Tommy Hancock. “Their high-caliber service and professionalism is second to none, and we are thrilled they will be representing our brand.”

The teams from Valhalla Boat Sales and Sportsman are shown at left and right, respectively, at Sportsman’s South Carolina boatbuilding plant.

The Open series features nine center console models from 21 to 35 feet, including the flagship 352CC and the 282TE (Tournament Edition); the Heritage series consists of four center consoles from 21 to 26 with an abundance of seating and conveniences; five feature-packed bay boats from 20 to 27 feet with inshore/offshore capabilities make up the Masters series; and the Tournament series includes four angler-centric shallow-water bay boats.

VBS operates full-service dealerships in Riviera Beach, FL at the Viking Yacht Service Center, and in New Gretna, NJ at the Viking Yachting Center, along with a second Jersey location in Mantoloking. A Viking Yacht Company subsidiary, Valhalla Boat Sales has been a dealer in New Jersey and the Palm Beach area of Contender boats for many years and became a dealer for the Valhalla Boatworks V Series when Viking introduced the premium center consoles in 2019.

With the addition of Sportsman, Valhalla Boat Sales has broadened its range to serve a wider variety of boating enthusiasts. “It’s a great opportunity to bring more boaters into the Valhalla Boat Sales family,” says Mike Buczkowski, General Manager of Valhalla Boat Sales’ New Jersey locations. “Whether you’re looking for a hardcore fishing boat, a sporty dayboat or a combination of the two, the Sportsman lineup has the ideal boat for your family.”

“We can’t wait to introduce people to these boats,” adds Ryan Higgins, General Manager of VBS in Florida. “No matter the model, they all have thoughtful features and amenities and great performance and fishability.”

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