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

Hornet Marine, a new manufacturer of customizable 17-foot powerboats, added New York's Yankee Boating Center to its growing dealer network.

Yankee, which has two Lake George locations and an additional showroom in Albany, will carry the Hornet 17, a 17-foot sport runabout.

"Yankee Boating Center is excited to be working with Hornet Marine to bring fun, affordable performance boating back to the Lake George and Capital District regions," David Abodeely of Yankee said in a statement.

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

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Laborde Products appointed Savannah, Ga.-based Performance Power Systems as a new dealer.

"We wanted to represent the excellent Mitsubishi line, but we're also considering several of Laborde's other engines as well. We look forward to building a great relationship with Laborde," Performance Power Systems' president Dave Orr said in a statement. "We primarily serve Georgia, but work wherever the request takes us."

Performance Power Systems specializes in megayachts, diesel generator sets and commercial vessels.


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.