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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).


E-nnovation Lab to expand at 2018 Metstrade show

The growing demand for hybrid and electric engines is becoming more apparent within the leisure marine market, prompting Metstrade to introduce the E-nnovation Lab platform for electric propulsion technology.

Aluminum, tow boats lead moderate growth in May

Boat registrations were up 2.1 percent in May in the main powerboat categories, and rose 3.2 percent in all categories, according to preliminary data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a Michigan company that tracks new boat registrations.

Retaliatory tariffs on boats to EU start today

The 25 percent tariff the EU announced Wednesday on U.S.-built boats kicks in today, and a 10 percent tariff on boats sold to Canada will start July 1, prompting boatbuilders to worry they will lose sales to those countries.