Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Ocean Signal, MarineMax and Scandia Marine Services.

Ocean Signal appointed CMC Electronics as its exclusive Canadian distributor for the commercial and recreational markets.

CMC is Canada’s largest distributor of marine electronics and market leader, handling many of the world’s major manufacturers. Ocean Signal was launched into North America earlier this year after it debuted in Europe in 2010.

“We are proud to have CMC Electronics represent us in Canada, which we have identified as a highly important market for our products,” Ocean Signal chief executive Talbot Pratt said in a statement. “Our designers and engineers have excelled in producing a world-leading range of safety and communication products. We are now looking forward to working with Canada’s top distributor to assist in our continued success.”

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MarineMax, the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, introduced the MarineMax Yacht Showcase.

The traveling exposition will take place at dealerships throughout the Florida Panhandle, offering boaters an opportunity to experience Sea Ray and Meridian Yachts in their element.

The private events offer buyers the undivided attention of experts to ask questions and discuss ideas, as well as to celebrate their passion with other yachters.

Buyers also will receive exclusive incentives available only at Yacht Showcase events.

Events are set for Saturday, sponsored by MarineMax Panama City; Aug. 13, sponsored by MarineMax Destin; Aug. 20, sponsored by MarineMax Gulf Shores; and Sept. 10, sponsored by MarineMax Pensacola.

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Scandia Marine Services, located at Kentmorr Marina in Stevensville, Md., was designated an official Supertech sales and service provider for VacuFlush, MasterFush and SeaLand marine sanitation systems.

“We are very excited about this relationship and the ability to provide a full range of services to Chesapeake Bay area boaters with such a high-quality product as VacuFlush,” Scandia Marine Services president and CEO Erik Lostrom said in a statement.

Scandia will provide new installations, warranty repair, maintenance services and an inventory of parts for the product line from its Kent Island location.


A Record Q2 for Brunswick

With strong global demand in all its business segments, Brunswick Corp. reported another stellar quarter, posting a 57 percent jump in net sales.

OneWater Adds PartsVu

The online marketplace for marine parts, accessories and electronics posted $25 million in sales over the last year.

Groupe Beneteau Updates Revenue Forecasts, More

The builder saw gains in its boat and luxury-home sectors and made several acquisitions, including a majority stake in Dream Yacht Group.

Golden Manufacturing Expands

The fabricator of aluminum boat lifts and aluminum and concrete floating docks adds 18,000 square feet to its Fort Myers, Fla., headquarters.

GetMyBoat Takes You to the Movies

The boat rental marketplace site teams with Disney’s Jungle Cruise for a contest to win a boat trip or movie tickets.

ConMar Adds to Sales Team

The manufacturers’ representatives add industry vet Brain Steele.

Will Canada Reopen to Boaters?

Set to open its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. residents next month, our neighbor to the north could be facing a strike by Canadian border guards and customs officials. Plus, the Great Lakes welcomes a newly designated marine sanctuary.

Southern Marinas Acquires Sequoyah Marina

Southern Marinas continues to expand its marina portfolio, adding the popular east Tennessee boating destination.