SCHIEDAM – Vetus, the Dutch boat systems maker, says the past year saw “unprecedented global order book volumes,” with March being a record sales month. The company said it is strengthening its presence around the world to meet growing demand.
In the 2020 fiscal year to March 31, Vetus posted its highest sales levels for 13 years, with the last quarter showing exceptional revenue growth. It gave no financial details.
Vetus CEO Marcel Borsboom said his company sees “enormous demand in many areas of the world. We are doing our utmost to get the shipments out of the door in time.”
Spurring sales growth, he added, resulted from “the direct model” Vetus implemented by opening its own offices in relevant boating markets. “We now have a presence of our own staff in all continents, reaching from New Zealand to Finland, and from Taiwan to South Africa,” Borsboom said.
For more than 50 years, Vetus has been developing, manufacturing and marketing marine engines, generators and technical equipment for recreational craft and small commercial vessels. By now, its portfolio comprises almost 4.000 technical products, mostly or partly designed by the VETUS engineering team.
Vetus calls itself “the creator of boat systems.” The company makes innovative technical equipment for boats but also peripheral products that make a complete system. It not only makes boat toilets, but also all the connections, tanks, hoses, and other components that make up a boat’s sanitary system. In total, the company delivers 14 systems – from the engine room to the fly-bridge.
Vetus offers 3 years warranty on equipment and 5 years on its engines.