Dealers and Distributors


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.


Teak Island Expands Operations

The Florida-based manufacturer purchased a 45,000-square-foot facility and two additional CNC routers.

Ensuring Gamefish Stability

Simrad’s support of Gray FishTag Research helps promote the importance of sustainable oceans and fisheries.

Heavy Lifting

Derecktor takes delivery of a 1,500-ton-capacity mobile lift, as construction of its Fort Pierce, Fla., facility continues.

Boot Düsseldorf Canceled

The German show, previously postponed until late April due to the pandemic, will return in January 2022.

Quick Hits: January 21, 2021

A revamped brand identify for Propspeed; Fraser Yachts names head of global partnerships; and Wichard Group USA appoints industry vet as VP of sales and marketing.

We Got ’em, But Can We Keep ’Em?

The results of a Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation study reveal insights for engaging and retaining the new boaters and anglers we gained last year.

Siren’s 3 Series Receives NMEA 2000 Certification

The Internet of Things technology allows OEMs and other stakeholders to receive such data as engine metrics, fault codes and service requirements.

Galeon Launches Outboard Series

The first model in the series, the 325 GTO, will be powered by twin 350-hp Mercury Verados.