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.


German Superyacht Yard Files for Bankruptcy

Nobiskrug cited a lack of orders, the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors in its decision to start the proceedings.

West Marine Acquired

The private-equity firm L Catterton will take a controlling interest in the retailer’s ownership.

Kicker Supports Two Events on Lake Havasu

The marine audio company will take part in the performance-boat events Super Cat Fest West and the Desert Storm Poker Run this weekend and next.

Bay Bridge Show Starts Tomorrow

The combined sail- and powerboat show runs through Sunday in Stevensville, Md.

Brunswick Corp. Arranges Covid-19 Vaccinations

The marine-industry conglomerate aims to protect employees and their communities against Covid-19.

Kadey-Krogen Announces New Ownership Structure

This summer, the builder and its new investor plan to reveal a five-year innovation and strategic plan.

What is America’s Finest Harbor?

Online voting is open in the US Harbors competition for the best U.S. harbor.

Bruce Van Wagoner to Retire

The 45-year industry veteran was marine group president for Wells Fargo Distribution Finance.

Patrick Acquires SeaDek Parent

The Indiana-based company continues its strategy of growth through acquisitions.