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Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Annapolis Inflatables, Bluenose Yacht Sales & Brokerage and Trac Ecological Products.

Annapolis Inflatables was appointed Zodiac's recreational dealer for the Annapolis, Md., region.

Additionally, Annapolis Inflatables has become the region's dealer and authorized repair station for ACR, a manufacturer of distress radio beacons, and for Switlik Parachute Co., a manufacturer of lifesaving equipment for commercial and recreational boaters.

Annapolis Inflatables sells new and used inflatable boats for recreational and commercial use, including Zodiac and its own brand, Kiwi.

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Bluenose Yacht Sales & Brokerage, of Newport, R.I., is representing the Legacy power yacht product line in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine.

"It is nice to see the Legacy product line being reintroduced by the Tartan/C&C group, who now owns the tooling, designs and the brand name," Bluenose Yacht Sales' managing partner Glenn Walters said in a statement.

"New England customers have had a strong preference for such nice traditional designs, where modern fabrication methods provide rugged durability, seakindliness, performance and fuel efficiency," he added.

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Trac Ecological Products, a manufacturer of environment-friendly products for on-board equipment cleaning and maintenance, appointed 29 new U.S. and international dealers and distributors for its product line.

United States: Atwater Marine (Connecticut); American Marine Tech, Complete Yacht Service Inc., Davidson's Marine Service Inc., Economic Electric Motors, Fred Salrin Inc., Gulf Coast Marine Services, Oceana Logistics and Whiticar Boat Works (Florida); JM Yacht Services and Sales (North Carolina); Longitude Marine (Michigan); Fleet Grease and Mobile Marine Services (Pennsylvania); Low Country Services and Marine Tech Services (South Carolina); and G2 Marine Services and Texas Boat Yards (Texas).

International: All Marine Solutions Marine Diesel, Marine Diesel, Adit Marine, Seamech, Aqua Mobile Marine Services, Hamilton Island Chandlery, Sharplift Marine & Industrial and Northern Conquest Charters (Australia); Platinum Marine (Canada); Otis Air Conditioning (Grand Cayman); Cutrico Services Ltd. (Malta); and Anthony Squire Diesel Services (South Australia).



Industry Pushes Back Against Speed Restrictions

A NOAA Fisheries proposal would restrict boats 35 feet and larger to a 10-knot speed limit along the East Coast to protect right whales from vessel strikes.


Magonis Opens Connecticut Office

The Spain-based, electric-boat builder offers an 18-footer that’s available with motors from Torqeedo and Mag Power.


Bill Seeks to Increase Youth Fishing

The bipartisan Coastal Fishing Program Act of 2022 would ease barriers to accessing the outdoors in underserved communities.


Fall Is in Full Swing

With the autumnal equinox ushering in a new season today, the fall boat-show circuit is in high gear. Here are some recent reports and a look at what’s to come.


Manufacturer Confidence Drops

Still, U.S. builders remain largely optimistic despite ongoing constraints with the supply chain and workforce, as well as yesterday’s interest rate hike.


Defender Adds TEMO Electric Boat Motor

Defender Industries is the official U.S. dealer for the French company’s lightweight, portable electric motors.


Twin Disc Sells Belgium Facility

The transmission manufacturer is still using the facility in a leaseback transaction as it looks to reduce costs.