Dealer and Distributors


Aeré has appointed two California MarineMax dealers — one in San Diego and one in Oakland — to sell its inflatable fenders on the West Coast.

"Our relationship with the nation's largest recreational boating and yachting retailer will be great for both of us," Aeré president Gary Abernathy said in a statement. "MarineMax's staff offers a wealth of resources and experience."

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Triumph Boats recently welcomed the following new dealers to its network: Sea Witch Marine, Vista Calif.; Costal Offshore, Corpus Christi, Texas; David Fritts Outdoors, Welcome, N.C.; Maximo Marine Services, St Petersburg, Fla.; Nestor Falls, Huntsville Marine & North Country Marine in Ontario, Canada; Schooner Cove Marine, Nova Scotia; Zaggas Marine, Greece; Leisure Tech, Finland; and Rich Marine Services, Venezuela.

Triumph Boats also announced it will host a Dealer Open House April 13 at the company’s Durham, N.C., factory. The event allows prospective dealers to see the patented Roplene construction process, review the boatbuilder’s dealer support programs, and test-drive boats. For qualified dealers, Triumph will pay travel and living expenses to attend the open house.

Triumph Boats has openings for new dealers in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and in the Midwest. For information, contact national sales manager Paul Miller at (919) 767-1505.

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AER Supply Ltd., of Seabrook, Texas, was named the exclusive distributor for BSCO fire suppression systems for 13 states.

BSCO manufactures and installs semicustom fire protection systems for small, enclosed areas, such as the engine room. AER Supply is responsible for all sales, service and support of BSCO products throughout Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

“AER will also provide training to dealers to ensure safe and proper installations of these critical safety systems,” said Rudolf Mes, general manager for AER Supply, in a statement.

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Delta “T” Systems, of Riviera Beach, Fla., appointed Donovan Marine as its newest North American distributor. Headquartered in Harrahan, La., Donovan Marine has 14 warehouse locations throughout the United States.

The distributor plans to market Delta “T” Systems’ complete line of products. This includes fans, blowers, dampers, closures, moisture eliminators, vents and control systems.

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Colligo Marine, of Mesa, Ariz., selected five rigging companies to distribute the Colligo Synthetic Systems standing rigging hardware.

The new distributors are Windcraft, Buford, Ga.; Chicago Yacht Rigging, Chicago; Integrated Marine Systems, Huron, Ohio; Allegro Sails, Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; and Custom Line Splicing, Mukwonago, Wis.

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Snapper Quotas in Flux Again

NOAA Fisheries wants Gulf Coast states to revert back to the data collection model that the recreational fishing community has widely criticized.