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New Owner Takes the Helm of Topaz Sailboats

January 21, 2016    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:           Hardy Peters



New Owner Takes the Helm of Topaz Sailboats

East Coast Sailboats, Inc is now the Exclusive US Distributor of Topper International Range of Sailboats

Kitty Hawk, NC (January 21, 2016) – Topper International is pleased to announce that East Coast Sailboats, Inc. and its owner Hardy Peters will be the exclusive US Distributor of Topaz Sailboats.

Located on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, East Coast Sailboats manages sales and distribution of the Topaz brand as well as operates a sailing school for youth and adults.  East Coast Sailboats’ goal is to promote the sport of sailing at the best possible value through individual sailors, schools, clubs, and recreational organizations. 

“In addition to having the passion for sailing, Hardy Peters has the right skill set and knowledge to grow the Topaz range of sailboats in the US. I couldn’t be more confident that we are handing over the Topaz/Topper distributorship to a very qualified and dedicated person”, said Rick Reading, Sales Director with Topper International.

“Topaz’s wide range of custom rig options, maintenance free construction and portability make it the ideal boat to grow the dinghy sailing market,” Peters added. “In addition, these boats appeal to a wide variety of sailors ranging from schools to beginners to seasoned sailors.  Our goal is to maximize a sailor’s time on the water at the best possible value. “

Topper International will support East Coast Sailing in the growth and marketing of the Topaz Sailboat brand based on the strong belief that Topaz is the ideal fit to introduce a new generation of US sailors to the joy of the sport. 

On February 4-6, Topaz Sailboats will participate as a sponsor in the US Sailing Leadership Forum 2016 at the Hilton San Diego Resort. The Leadership Forum allows sailors of all types to connect on important and relevant issues of the sport of sailing. “I am looking forward to this event to help further the development of the sport among sailors of all ages and skills,” said Peters.

Learn more about East Coast Sailboats and Topaz Sailboats at



Topper International is the manufacturer and distributor of the Topper line of sailboats and is the world leader in producing high quality thermoplastic sailboats. With over thirty years of production experience Topper has an unrivaled reputation for producing high quality, uniquely strong, lightweight and durable boats. Headquartered in Ashford, Kent England, Topper International manufactures a range of 13 boats, including both Topaz and Topper sailboats-


East Coast Sailboats is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina serving the US market with boats and accessory sales as well as a sailing school for youth and adults.   The mission of East Coast Sailboats is to promote the sport of sailing at the best possible value through individual sailors, schools, clubs, and recreational organizations. 

For more information about East Coast Sailboats, visit or contact Hardy Peters at

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