Swiss Boaters

Grüezi Früünde!

Like many Swiss nationals, I now reside in the USA with my family in the state of Wisconsin. We have twelve children and love to spend time around boats and on the water.

Most people think of mountains when you tell them you are from Switzerland but the reality is that Switzerland has many beautiful lakes, some small some large. There are almost a dozen boat builders in Switzerland, the most notable being ‘Pedrazzini Yacht und Bootswerft’ located on the shores of Lake Zurich.

In 2004 I began a project that will last a lifetime when I (along with my business partner Ted Balistreri) bought a former shipyard in Door County, Wisconsin. In 2005 we built CenterPointe Marina, now known throughout the Great Lakes as one of the premier yachting destinations.

In 2009 we entered the yacht storage business and opened our yacht brokerage office. In the spring of 2010 we became dealers for Tiara Yachts and Pursuit Boats.

After many successful seasons, in 2011 we once again expanded our services through the acquisition of Harborside Yacht Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This strategic move allowed us to have three sales offices spanning from the Wisconsin-Illinois border up to the tip of the Door peninsula, representing the most respected brands on the market. Most recently in the spring of 2016, CenterPointe expanded west into Lake Country, Wisconsin to fully serve a growing smaller-boat market.

I look forward to working with all customers, but have to admit I have a soft spot for fellow Swiss!


Peter H. Moede
CenterPointe Yacht Services

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