Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Indmar Marine Engines, Northport Systems, Maretron andTriStar Distributing.
Indmar Marine Engines and its subsidiary, Barr Marine, today announced Jerry's Marine as their new master distributor.
Jerry's Marine will offer a full line of engines and parts from Indmar as it continues to offer the full line of Barr Marine exhaust systems throughout the U.S. East Coast and the Caribbean.
After the announcement in Miami, Jerry's Marine revealed a fully loaded 6-liter engine with a variety of added options. The engine can be seen through the close of the Miami International Boat Show at 6 p.m. Monday at booth G61.
"We are proud to be working with a leading manufacturer of inboard engines," said Doug Lewis, vice president of Jerry's Marine. "Indmar Marine Engines' innovation and rich history in the marine industry has created an intensely brand-loyal customer base and is clearly a superior inboard engine in the industry."
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Northport Systems, a software maker and the exclusive worldwide distributor of Avia software instrumentation products, announced the addition of Gemeco Marine Accessories to its distribution network.
A U.S. distributor of marine transducers and accessories, including NMEA network components, mounts, electronic navigation charts, specialty marine connectors and electrical and wiring accessories, Gemeco will immediately carry Fugawi software products, accessories, maps and digital charts, as well as Avia software instrumentation products for use with NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 networks.
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Maretron appointed Texwise to handle South Africa as the latest addition to a worldwide team of distributors. Johannesburg-based Texwise serves the country's architectural and building industries and boatbuilders.
"Texwise has recently added specially qualified staff with technical expertise in NMEA 2000 networking technology, of which Maretron is the market leader," said Keith Vennell, financial director at Texwise. "We had been looking for a complementary product range, but one that provides cutting-edge products, which we believe describes Maretron to the tee."
Maretron, a leader in NMEA 2000 technology and a provider of vessel monitoring systems, "is pleased to have found such a well-suited partner as Texwise to help develop the Maretron product line in the fast-growing boatbuilder environment of South Africa," says Larry Anderson, vice president of sales and marketing at Maretron.
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TriStar Distributing, an electronic and specialty product supplier, partnered with audio pioneer and innovator MTX Audio. The strategic partnership allows TriStar exclusive distribution of MTX's products to marine and RV OEMs.
"We are pleased to announce that MTX's marine and automotive audio products are now available through TriStar," said Steve Papandrea, TriStar executive vice president of electronic sales. "It's exciting for us to offer our customers the most innovative and highest-quality marine audio products available today. We are thrilled to work with a company that not only strengthens our business strategies, but also shares our hardworking values."
MTX national sales manager Jamie Trentacoste echoed those sentiments, saying, "MTX is very excited to be joining forces with Tri-Star. Tri-Star has an excellent reputation in the OEM supplier industry and we are proud to be their partner and look forward to an amazing year."