The recent sale of Nautic Global Group and all of its brands to Bennington Marine came as a surprise to some in the industry and dealers that carried the brands expressed both excitement and a bit of apprehension about the transaction.
Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
Merced, Calif.-based surf and wake-boat builder Supreme Boats said it added 21 dealers in the last several months.
Haimes Coleman Group announced that this year’s inaugural Florida Marine Dealer Training Show hosted 103 Florida marine dealers with more than 250 attendees at The Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Aug. 24-26.
California dealership Sun Country Marine said it added Boston Whaler boats to its lineup, forming a new partnership between the builder and dealer.
Western Branch Diesel has opened a new branch in Greensboro, N.C., bringing the number of its branches across five states to 10.
Dogged by a continuing legal challenge, a Lake Havasu City, Ariz., boat dealer spent this week sorting out payments for a pair of customers.
Sun Country Marine, a family-owned boat and yacht dealership in California, promoted Derek Watson to vice president of sales over all trailerable products.
Thayer’s Marine in Norwich, Conn., was named the top single-market dealer for Stratos Boats at the builder’s recent national dealer conference.
Albury Brothers Boats said it has expanded into a second production facility a block away from its existing plant in Riviera Beach, Fla., to meet increased demand.
Barker Boatworks of Sarasota, Fla., producer of the Barker Calibogue Bay 26, signed with marine management program designer DealersCircle.