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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Regulator Marine, Island Packet, Riviera, Alexseal Yacht Coatings, SkipperBud's and Viking Sport Cruisers.

Regulator Marine added Bluewater Yacht Sales as an authorized dealer.

Bluewater Yachts will feature the complete line of Regulator offshore sportfishing boats. Established in 1972 by Earle Long, the company has locations in Mobile and Orange Beach, Ala.

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Island Packet expanded its international network to include Scandinavia, Australia and South Korea, the company announced.

DBC Marine of Charlottenlund, Denmark, together with its affiliate dealer network in Norway, Sweden and Finland, are now authorized Island Packet distributors for the Norse countries.

In the western Pacific region, Antill Marine in Newport, New South Wales, will cover the Australian sailing market for Island Packet. HBS Yachts in Busan will introduce the line to the emerging sailing market in South Korea.

Island Packet expanded its product range to eight models with the recent announcement of the new Island Packet 360, set to debut in October.

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Australia’s Riviera expanded its U.S. dealer network with the appointment of Bay Marine of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Located on the Western shores of Lake Michigan at Sturgeon Bay, Bay Marine will service the Wisconsin and Illinois territory as the exclusive Riviera dealer for the western Great Lakes.

“From the moment I stepped on board my first Riviera I knew I was dealing with a company that offers a product line with outstanding designs and exceptional product quality,” Bay Marine dealer principal Mark Felhofer said in a statement. “These characteristics clearly differentiate Riviera from the competition, and we are proud to represent them in the Great Lakes market.”

Riviera offers 20 models from 36 to 85 feet across four model series: flybridge, sport yacht, offshore express and motoryachts.

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Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co. and Alexseal Yacht Coatings announced the addition of Greece's Technochrom to its global network of service and product distributors.

Founded in 1965, Technochrom is a specialist in the production and distribution of industrial and marine coatings.

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SkipperBud’s is hosting a community food drive July 30-31 to help food pantries in Racine and Walworth County (Wis.).

SkipperBud’s Reefpoint Marina in Racine, Wis., and The Abbey Marina in Fontana, Wis., are joining forces for the second annual “Boat Loads of Food” food drive.

The goal of the food drive is to fill two new 19-foot Four Winns sportboats with non-perishable food donations. Last year, more than a ton of food was collected during the event.

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Viking Sport Cruisers and Orange Coast Yachts announced Orange Coast as the authorized representative for the sales and service of Princess yachts on the West Coast, including California, Oregon and Washington.

The dealership has locations in Newport Beach and Alameda, Calif., as well as a new location in Seattle.

“Orange Coast Yachts’ longstanding success comes from the dedication Jim McLaren and Tad Fujita have to building a well-cared-for customer base that truly enjoys their time on the water by showing them the many joys of the boating lifestyle,” Viking Sport Cruisers president and CEO Tom Carroll said in a statement.

“At Viking Sport Cruisers customer service and the quality of the ownership experience has been our foremost priority from day one,” he added. “We are excited about the tremendous potential in our new relationship with Orange Coast Yachts to continue to build upon their track record of commitment to the customer by delivering the Viking difference to a growing Princess owner base on the West Coast.”

With the addition of Orange Coast Yachts, the Viking Sport Cruisers dealer network for Princess yachts includes more than 60 sales and service locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.


Suzuki sponsoring TV show

Mike Frisch, host of Fishing the Midwest television series, announced that Suzuki would be the exclusive outboard motor of the show.

Sea Tow Foundation appoints new directors

The nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation has announced the return of Gail R. Kulp as executive director. Michael Wesolowski, the former executive director, is now the director of external affairs.