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Gander Mountain reports 3Q results

Gander Mountain Co. posted a 2.5 percent increase in consolidated sales in the third quarter, which ended Oct. 31. Consolidated sales for the period were $276.6 million compared to consolidated sales of $269.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Consolidated net income was $3.2 million for the fiscal 2009 third quarter compared to…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Nautique, Zeus Marine Pro and Teleflex Marine. Nautique added Dockside Marine in the greater Houston area to its network of dealers. Dockside Marine will offer a large display of new and used Nautique boats to choose from, a full service department and an on-site finance…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Tigé, The Sail & Ski Centers, Dometic, Regulator and CWR Electronics. Tigé Boats added Parker Boats to its worldwide network of authorized Tigé dealerships. Located in Amarillo, Texas, Parker Boats serves the Texas panhandle area, along with border counties in New Mexico and Oklahoma. It…more

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Dealers sweat it out in Genmar limbo

Jacobs resigns from the company he founded, but some are convinced he’ll be back at the helm The future of Genmar Holdings and the 15 boat lines it produces remains in flux with the recent announcement the company was pursuing a sales process rather than a reorganization as a means to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy.…more

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Open up and lend, McCoy tells bankers

Brunswick CEO says marine lenders have a big stake in recovery Banks, like boatbuilders and dealers, are still in retrenchment mode, National Marine Bankers Association president Jim Coburn told an audience at the organization’s annual conference, which ran Nov. 8-11 in Hilton Head, S.C. The banks, he says, are trying to shrink their balance sheets,…more

Firm targets dealer-builder relations

Two Suzuki veterans form marketing venture to arrange good matches and build relationships Two marine industry veterans have teamed up to form a marketing group dedicated to bringing together builders and dealers and helping the two work to establish profitable relationships. The new company, Mid Atlantic Marine Marketing Group, was launched in September by Terry…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Centurion, Furrion, Tige and Indiana Marine Products. Ski-boat manufacturer Centurion announced that it signed on six new dealers in the last month, despite the current economic climate. The new dealers include New England Ski Boats, Cambridge, Mass.; Bayou Outdoor Supercenter, Bossier City, La.; One More…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Wilde Yacht Sales, SeaWide Distribution, Atlantic Marketing Company, Mercury Marine, Pow’rTran and Monterey Boats. Wilde Yacht Sales recently expanded its lineup to include Ranger Tugs. Wilde has long been the exclusive Nordic Tug dealer for much of the Northeast and Canada. The Essex, Conn.-based dealership…more

West Marine board member to step down

William U. Westerfield informed West Marine that he will not seek re-election as a director at the company’s 2010 annual meeting of stockholders, the company said in a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “Mr. Westerfield had no disagreements with West Marine’s management or the board of directors on any matters relating to…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Dr. Shrink, Encore Boat Builders, AER Supply, Imtra and Donovan Marine. Dr. Shrink signed on its first distributor in Africa. Shrinkwrap Innovations of Rustenberg will cover South Africa for the company. Shrinkwrap Innovations will carry all Dr. Shrink shrink-wrap and accessories, as well as provide…more

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