Dealers and Distributors


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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