Skarne Marine LLC has announced Inside Passage Yacht Sales (IPYS) of Lopez Island, Wash. as the newest addition to Minor Offshore Boat’s international stable of dealers.
Located in Milford, Conn., Skarne Marine is exclusive importer of the Finnish-made Minor Offshore line of “all-season” boats.
“Minor Offshore boats are the essence of ‘form follows function’, and these boat will feel right at home in the [waters of the] Pacific Northwest and West Coast,” Carl Skarne said in a company press release.
A 25-year marine industry veteran and ex-tow boat captain, Brian Krantz founded IPYS 3 years ago with hopes of enabling more people to get out on the water.
“We are extremely excited at the opportunity to sell Minor Offshore Boats, they represent a product that we are proud to introduce to our market and we are confident that the public will be as excited about it as we are,” Krantz said.
Constructed in Finland by the third-generation, family-owned Sarins Boats ltd., Minor Offshore boats are based on the tried and true designs of Scandinavian work and fishing vessels that operate year round in icy waters. Because of their ruggedness, significant numbers of Minor Offshore boats are sold to and operated by government and law enforcement agencies across Europe.
"I come from a family of Minor Offshore users and I'm convinced that these practical, seaworthy, safe and stylish boats have a place in North American waters," Skarne said.