Australian builder McConaghy Boats named Newport, R.I., pro sailor Collin Leon as the exclusive dealer for the MC 31 in the United States.
Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
Springline Yacht Sales was awarded Best in Show for its sailboat display at the New England Boat Show, which the dealer said has grown into the Northeast’s largest indoor boat show.
Spring Brook Marina opened a new location in Fish Creek, Wis.
Absolute North America tapped St. Clair Shores, Mich.-based Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales as its dealer for the Great Lakes region.
Rossiter Boats president and CEO Scott Hanson said the Canadian builder added four U.S. dealers.
Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings added SunDance Marine, which has five locations on Florida’s east coast, as the first phase of its growth plans for the Sunshine State.
Miami Nautique International said it signed a deal with European builder Frauscher Boats and will add its luxury yachts to the brands the dealership sells.
Thieves stole electronic equipment worth $300,000 to $400,000 from 25 to 30 boats in winter storage at a dealership on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Gekko said its new 2016 Surf Edition boats have been well received and the Minnesota-based manufacturer has added seven dealerships.
One of Japan’s largest marine dealerships, Be Freek, celebrated becoming Bass Cat’s premier Japanese dealer with an open house last month on Lake Biwa in Ogoto.