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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Carver Yachts and G&S Marine.

Carver Yachts added New England dealer Louis Marine to its network.

“The Bassett family has been servicing these markets’ boating needs for over 68 years. The Bassett name has become known for customer satisfaction and commitment to excellence,” Carver vice president Erik Nelson said in a statement. “We are proud to have Louis Marine as a partner that will provide exceptional sales and service for Carver Yachts customers for Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.”

Louis Marine Ltd. will debut several new 2012 Carver models at the falls shows in Norwalk, Conn., and Newport, R.I.

“The addition of Carver will allow us to expand our services to better serve the needs of our customers,” Louis Marine CEO Louis Bassett Jr. said in a statement. “With nearly 70 years of boating experience in this market, our history translates into an extremely knowledgeable and family-oriented dealership, and our business model fits well with the prestigious Carver tradition. In the world of mid-sized yachts, Carver is synonymous with quality, space, durability and craftsmanship.”

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G&S Marine, of Buzzards Bay, Mass., was awarded Certified Brunswick Master Dealer status from Brunswick Corp.

“We are very proud to have earned the Brunswick Master Dealer status,” G&S Marine owner Gary Bacchiocchi said in a statement. “We have a long history of serving our customers’ passion for boating by consistently exceeding expectations. Qualifying for Brunswick’s leading dealer certification program confirms our ongoing commitment to serve our customers at the highest level. Our goal is to make each boat ownership experience so memorable that we build a partnership for life.”

Brunswick requires dealers seeking certification to meet comprehensive requirements that are based on the latest best dealer practices from the company and its leading marine dealers nationwide. The program also includes industry requirements and the Marine Five Star Dealer Certification sponsored by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Marine Retailers Association of America.

Compliance is independently verified and dealers are evaluated every year to be sure they continue to meet the requirements of the program.

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