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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.


Yamaha sponsors Jacksonville show

Yamaha has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show that runs April 13 -15 at Metropolitan Park and Marina in Jacksonville, Fla.

Volvo Penta announces contest

Volvo Penta of the Americas is asking new engine owners to submit stories to its inaugural Boating Dreams contest and will award the winner with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

MIASF volunteers collect 32 tons of trash

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, organizers of the 41st Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup held on March 3, collected 32 tons of trash from 31 sites around the county.

New Jersey saltwater fishing show opens today

The Progressive Saltwater Fishing Expo opens today, nearly doubling its footprint as it moves from the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J., to the larger, more centrally-located New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J.