David MacFarlane and Jim Ewing began their longtime boatbuilding collaboration early in the 1990s at Alden Yachts.
“David was absolutely a mentor to me,” Ewing says, “and from the beginning, we shared sensibility for design based on scale.”
MacFarlane and Ewing have partnered with Su Marine in Istanbul, Turkey, to be the exclusive builder of Reliant’s yachts. This team understands that the boatbuilding world differs a lot from the way it was 30 years ago.
“It’s a global industry,” MacFarlane says, “and you have to compete on that basis. What hasn’t changed is the boating public’s passion for a beautiful boat. We know we can deliver that and also provide value and competitive pricing.”