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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Hornet Marine and Alexander Marine.

Hornet Marine, a new manufacturer of fully customizable 17-foot powerboats, announced that Bayside Yacht Sales & Brokerage joined the growing network of Hornet Marine dealers.

Bayside will add the Hornet 17, Hornet Marine's 17-foot sport runabout, to the company's product lineup. With two waterfront sales locations on Florida's west coast, the company's selling expertise includes sailboats, powerboats and trawler vessels. Since 2003, Bayside also has been Mainship's top selling and servicing dealer worldwide.

"Not only would I like to own a Hornet, I also look forward to being a Hornet Marine dealer and representing their exceptional product," Robert Misztak, of Bayside Yacht Sales, said in a statement.

Bayside Yacht Sales will display a Hornet 17 March 24-27 at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

Hornet Marine will continue to expand its dealer network across the United States this year. For information about becoming a Hornet Marine dealer, contact Jason Bolas at (860) 516-3141 or

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Alexander Marine, the builder of Ocean Alexander yachts, announced the opening of its newest retail location in Sanya, China.

The Chinese boating industry is rapidly growing and the Chinese are enjoying the yachting experience and pursuing a yachting lifestyle. John Chueh, owner of Alexander Marine, recognized that developing luxury market and made investments to expand retail locations in China, the company said in a statement.

With a total of four locations in Shanghai, Xiamen, Guangzhou and Sanya, Ocean Alexander is the largest retail network in China under one ownership, according to the company.


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