Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Hornet Marine, Hyundai SeasAll and DuraSafe.

Hornet Marine, a builder of customizable 17-foot powerboats, added Harborside Marina to its growing dealer network.

Located 60 miles southwest of Chicago in Wilmington, Ill., Harborside is a full-service marina offering sales and service departments. It will carry the Hornet 17, the builder’s 17-foot sport runabout.

“We look forward to working with the dedicated team at Hornet Marine to introduce the Hornet 17 to the Illinois River area,” Harborside Marina sales manager Brett Brncich said in a statement. “With its impressive styling and quality construction, the Hornet 17 brings fun performance boating to the region.”

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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Hyundai SeasAll expanded its international distribution network with the appointment of distributors covering eight major markets.

Hyundai SeasAll recently appointed West Diesel, Midif Diesel, Mitsu Heavy Diesel GmbH, Solé S.A. and Performance Diesel Inc. to represent the marine engine distribution and aftersales service for Denmark, France, Germany and Switzerland, Spain and the United States, respectively.

This was followed by the appointments of Tekno-Marine in Finland and MotoLusa in Portugal.

Performance Diesel will give the company its first entry into the U.S. market and will provide coverage in areas of the country where diesel power is most frequently used, the company said.

All eight companies were chosen because of their long-term experience in the marine diesel business, according to Hyundai SeasAll.

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DuraSafe announced the appointment of nine new distributors.

They include Ellett Brothers, of Chapin, S.C.; Bell Industries, of Indianapolis; Hutchings Marine, of Ontario, Canada; Stag Parkway, of Atlanta; Northern Wholesale Supply, of Lino Lakes, Minn.; KTL Canada, in Ontario; Sportsman’s Supply, of St. Clair, Minn.; A.C. Kerman, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Atlas Trailer Coach Products, of Calgary, Alberta.


A Win for Gulf Reef Fish

The newly authorized DESCEND Act requires anglers to use descending gear when releasing catches in federal Gulf of Mexico waters.

Coast Guard Foundation Names Chairman

Thomas A. Allegretti will lead the non-profit’s board of directors.

In-Person Charleston Show Opens Friday

Under Covid-19 guidelines, the South Carolina boat show has a modified format for the safety of attendees and exhibitors.

Polaris Sees Q4 Surge

The powersports manufacturer had solid gains in every segment, with boat sales up 20 percent.

ABYC Updates Board

The group added a new member and elected several officers, including Nancy Cueroni as chairman.

Quick Hits: January 27, 2021

ICOMIA release its latest state of the industry report; one of the country’s largest waterjet cutting machines goes online at Maine’s Front Street Shipyard; and T-H Marine Supplies names a new national sales and marketing manager.

Q&A with Martin Bjuve

Volvo Penta of the Americas president and lifelong boater Martin Bjuve.

Changing Currents

E-mobility efforts remain centered outside of the U.S.

The Evolving Retail Culture

Finding new ways to connect with boaters.