Vetus/Maxwell selected ComMar to handle all of its Eastern U.S. market representation. The two companies have worked together for more than two decades, with ComMar handling Vetus’ northeast U.S. territory exclusively for the past 10 years. ComMar will now represent the Vetus and Maxwell brands in the New England, Mid Atlantic, Southeast and Gulf regions.…more
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.
The Marine Design Resource Alliance will introduce its new members at its upcoming Creative Conference, set for April 3-5 at the Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville, Ga. The alliance is a non-profit organization made up of suppliers to the marine industry. They promote the industry in ways such as offering scholarships to design schools worldwide…more
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 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 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, 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
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
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
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.
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