HISTORY

Both born, raised and married in South Africa, Kent and Belinda Grimbeek decided to take a year to travel before settling down and starting a family. The option to deliver Admiral Yachts’ first Admiral 38 catamaran from Cape Town to the United States came about. In early 1999, Kent and Belinda crossed the Atlantic, Kent with tens of thousands of sea miles under his belt, and Belinda with none. The adventure began.

The catamaran was delivered to a brokerage in Fort Lauderdale to be sold, and this was the beginning of a five year working relationship with John Sykes, owner of 2Hulls, often referred to as the wise old man of catamarans.

Having each owned their own businesses in South Africa, Kent and Belinda felt the urge to step out on their own once again. Just Catamarans was launched in January of 2004. Another adventure was about to begin.

The beginning

January 1, 2004

2004

  • Just Catamarans is established to offer Catamarans Sales and Service

First Office

January 1, 2005

2005

  • Opens an office in the Lauderdale Marine Center
  • Becomes an approved repair facility for major insurance providers

Service Center

December 1, 2006

2006

  • Becomes a service center for Leopard Catamarans, built by Robertson & Caine, for servicing commissioning and warranty items as requested by the factory and Moorings Brokerage

Outremer Yachting

January 1, 2012

2012

  • Welcomes Stuart Eichner as a partner in the Brokerage Division
  • Becomes the S.E. US Dealer for Outremer Yachting as well as sole US Outremer Service Center

Harbor Towne Marina

January 1, 2013

2013

  • Begins yearly representation at both the Miami and Annapolis Boat Shows
  • Moves location to Harbor Towne Marina in Dania Beach for better ocean access for vessels

10 Years in Business

January 1, 2014

2014

  • 10 years in business,
  • Extra workshop space is leased to accommodate expanding services

Moves to larger office

January 1, 2015

2015

  • Moves to larger office space to accommodate growing brokerage

Fountaine Pajot

January 1, 2016

 2016

  • Becomes a service center for Fountaine Pajot catamarans
  • 10 Years as Leopard Catamaran service provider

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