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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Seattle Yachts and Pier Genius.

Seattle Yachts was appointed the exclusive dealer of Tayana Yachts for Washington, Oregon and western Canada.

“Tayana is very pleased to add Seattle Yachts to our roster of dealers,” Nan Hai Chiu, president of Ta Yang Yacht Building Co. Ltd., builders of Tayana Yachts, said in a statement. “Their years in the market, knowledge of fine cruising yachts and reputation for honesty and integrity will make them the perfect partner for us, and we look forward to having a presence in the Seattle market.”

Founded in 1973, Ta Yang is based in Taiwan and builds semicustom bluewater cruising yachts.

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Pier Genius, manufacturer of anti-sway deck frames, is recruiting high-volume dealers.

Pier Genius' dock line includes anti-sway floating frames that reduce swing to 1.5 inches from side to side, and its hybrid decking uses no wood. The company does not incorporate structural welds into its aluminum stationary dock systems. Structural welds eventually break, but these systems stand on their own.

The company's founders are former dealers and understand the value of good communication, they said in a statement

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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.