NMDA and Distributors

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.

Bob’s Machine Shop names sales rep

Bob’s Machine Shop appointed the Haimes Coleman Group as its exclusive sales representative for Missouri, Arkansas and the eastern United States. Tampa, Fla.-based Bob’s Machine Shop builds and markets jackplates and other marine products for performance boaters and anglers. “The Haimes Coleman Group has an excellent reputation in the marine industry and the technical expertise…more

Caravelle names Southern sales rep

Caravelle Powerboats, part of Sak Marine, announced that JBG Corp. was named manufacturer’s representative for the Mid-South region. Kelly Harber of JBG will help develop, support and assist marine dealers in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. “Kelly’s 46 years in the marine industry make him a true asset to Caravelle Powerboats,” said Eugene Sak, president of…more

International Marine unveils Facebook page

International Marine recently launched a Facebook page where boaters can ask questions and get solutions. The page regularly offers informative videos and links to newly launched books and e-books. International Marine also plans giveaway announcements and e-book releases. International Marine’s catalog includes household names in the industry, from Paul Elvstrom to Robert Perry, and from…more

Valley Towing Products adds facilities to supply chain

Valley Towing Products, a Revstone company, announced the addition of two new facilities to its North American supply chain – a new warehouse in Dallas and a new manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. These facilities will join Valley’s warehouse and distribution facilities in Columbus, Ohio, and Lodi, Calif. The company plans to close…more

Cautious buying highlights supplier trade show

Vendors at Kellogg Marine Supply’s annual trade show found dealers ready to buy, but customers were cautious as the industry continues to search for signs that the economy is on its way to a durable recovery. “I think everyone’s guardedly optimistic,” Mike Aguiar, of Riverview Marine Services in Catskill, N.Y., said Friday on the show…more

Companies name regional sales reps

Brown Industries Inc. and Sea Gyro Marine PTY recently named sales representatives. Brown Industries Inc., a manufacturer of trim-tab mounted underwater LED lights, chose US Marine Marketing to represent the company’s product line on the East and Gulf coasts of the United States. Based in Paterson, N.J., Brown makes easy-to-install self-contained, low-draw underwater LED lights…more

CLARIFICATION: Donovan Marine to distribute OMC SysteMatched parts and accessories

An item in Thursday’s Trade Only Today incorrectly said Donovan Marine added a distributor. Donovan Marine will distribute OMC SysteMatched parts and accessories, such as proprietary gear sets, lower units, oil and other related products, through an exclusive territory agreement, the company announced. Click here for the full release.

Sales volume rises for majority of marine distributors

The majority of marine distributors have seen an increase in the total sales volume of marine accessories this year, and most expect that trend to continue in 2011, according to the National Marine Distributors Association’s recent state-of-the-industry survey. Fifty-five percent of those who responded said the total sales volume of marine accessories was up this…more

Crook & Crook releases new catalog

Crook & Crook Fishing, Electronics and Marine Supplies recently released its new catalog featuring more than 550 new products. “This catalog really says what Crook & Crook represents. We are more than just a tackle store,” owner KC Crook said in a statement. “We are proud to show the breadth and quality of the products…more

Sentry Solutions names sales rep

Fishunt Essentials LLC will represent the products of Sentry Solutions, a manufacturer of dry lubrication in military, law enforcement, firearms and outdoor sporting markets, in Southeast and Midwest states. Fishunt is a manufacturer’s representative group that markets, promotes, and sells products to dealers, distributors, and chain stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North…more

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