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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.



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