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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.


Yamaha sponsors Jacksonville show

Yamaha has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show that runs April 13 -15 at Metropolitan Park and Marina in Jacksonville, Fla.

Volvo Penta announces contest

Volvo Penta of the Americas is asking new engine owners to submit stories to its inaugural Boating Dreams contest and will award the winner with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

MIASF volunteers collect 32 tons of trash

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, organizers of the 41st Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup held on March 3, collected 32 tons of trash from 31 sites around the county.

New Jersey saltwater fishing show opens today

The Progressive Saltwater Fishing Expo opens today, nearly doubling its footprint as it moves from the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J., to the larger, more centrally-located New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J.