Ohio-based Marine Products International appointed Silverlake West Co., of Huntington Beach, Calif., as its West Coast aftermarket representative. “This is a perfect fit for MPI and our agency,” Silverlake West president Rick Silverlake said in a statement. “We have a long-standing record for MPI producing results in OEM business and we are going to use…more
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The National Marine Distributors Association is the leading trade association for U.S. and Canadian marine products distributors. Members include major distributors, many leading product manufacturers and manufacturer representatives.
WindRider Trimarans added new distributors internationally as its export markets expand, the company announced. Minnesota-based WindRider added distribution in Portugal, Spain and western Australia. “Export markets continue to expand as our brand becomes well known around the world.” WindRider International president Dean Sanberg said in a statement. Australia sales have grown with the addition of…more
Fairhaven, Mass.-based Brownell Trailers chose Coatney Sales to represent the company’s product lines in the Great Lakes and Midwest region. Based in Fremont, Ind., the CSI team has more than 50 years of combined experience representing manufacturers of marine OEM and aftermarket products. Brownell makes hydraulic boat trailers and ROK boat stands. Click here for…more
Sea-Fire announced the addition of Previnave, of Portugal, to its team of distributors. Based in Vialonga, Previnave performs services in all Portuguese ports, ensuring that all of its products comply with applicable standards and legislation. Since its founding in 1998, Previnave has supplied customers with fire, rescue and safety products and services to the maritime…more
Furrion says its new distribution center in the United Kingdom will speed deliveries of the company’s goods, which include shore-power and audio-visual products, to customers in the U.K. and Europe. At the start of the 2012 Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam the marine electrical products manufacturer announced the opening of a distribution center in…more
Perko Inc. said Munzinger & Co. will represent its line of marine lights, hardware and accessories in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, southern Illinois and the Dakotas. The Munzinger sales agency, based in Springfield, Mo., serves customers and manufacturers over a 13-state area in the central and Midwestern United States. It specializes in marine products and…more
Lorenz & Jones Marine Distributors of Ankeny, Iowa, and LVP Distribution of Anaheim, Calif., recently announced their merger. Customers and suppliers of the companies can expect “business as usual in the near term and a broadening of product lines in the months and years ahead,” according to a statement issued by Ray Lorenz and Chip…more
Ocean Safety, a U.K.-based marine safety equipment supplier, opened service centers in Rhode Island and Florida. Ocean Safety said the two centers — LRSE, based in Tiverton, R.I., and Lifeline, in Miami — are well-established outlets of marine safety equipment for the U.S. market. Ocean Safety said its training manager, Chris Waterman, visited both companies…more
Sea-Dog Line and Uflex USA are the winners of the 2012 National Marine Distributors Association Supplier of the Year Awards. The awards were announced at a luncheon during the associations annual Sales, Training, Education & Purchasing Conference earlier this month in Rosemont, Ill. Sea-Dog Line won for the eighth year in a row in the…more
Brownell Trailers chose Woodard and Company Ltd. to represent the company’s product lines in Canada. Brownell, of Fairhaven, Mass., makes fully submersible hydraulic boat trailers and ROK Boat Stands. Woodard, of Vaughan, Ontario, has offices across Canada and has been representing the makers of marine OEM and aftermarket products since 1967.