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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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Connecticut spring show adds charity benefit

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday May 4 through Sunday, May 6, at Brewer Essex Island Marina in Essex, Conn., and this year will be the first time that admission fees will benefit the charity SailsUP4Cancer

Cobalt’s first 23-foot outboard model unveiled

Cobalt Boats introduced its first 23-foot outboard, the Model 23SC, to offer first-time buyers and occasional boaters seeking higher quality and reliability the same level of construction, performance and attention to detail offered in its larger boats.

AIM announces new hires

Catapult Creative Labs, the internal marketing communications agency of Active Interest Media, has hired Andrea Kupfer as vice president, account executive and Christina Erb LoVullo as creative services director. Kupfer will lead Catapult’s long-term sales growth and profitability and Erb LoVullo will oversee marketing and creative services.