Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Fluid Motion, Annapolis Cruisair, Sport Marine, Business and Engineering Trends and Redden Marine.

Fluid Motion, the builder of Cutwater Boats, expanded its dealer network with the addition of Bosun’s Marine as a New England dealer for the entire Cutwater product line.

Bosun’s has locations in Mashpee on Cape Cod, Mass., and in Peabody, Mass., and will make the Mashpee dealership the initial location for Cutwater sales.

Bosun’s will add a Cutwater 28 to its lineup of boats at the end of the summer and will exhibit the model this fall at boat shows.

“Several of the lines we offer are trailerable, but none offer the full range of liveaboard amenities of a Cutwater. A couple could comfortably spend long weekends on the 26 or 28. Simply put, these boats will help our clients spend more time on the water,” Bosun’s Marine owner Tim Leedham said in a statement.

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Authorized Dometic Marine distributor Annapolis Cruisair expanded its business with the addition of Marine Air sales, service and installation throughout Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Annapolis Cruisair will now offer a comprehensive air-conditioning service to dealers and customers throughout the Chesapeake Bay area.

“It is extremely important to us that Dometic Marine customers get the support they need when purchasing air-conditioning equipment and can rest assured that they will be in the best hands when they go to Annapolis Cruisair,” Dometic vice president of U.S. aftermarket sales Ken Taranto said in a statement. “With 50 years’ experience dealing with our Cruisair sales, service and installation and some of the country’s best service technicians, we are delighted to welcome them as an authorized distributor for Marine Air.”

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Cyprus-based Sport Marine and Pakistan-based Business and Engineering Trends were appointed distributors for marine diesel engines manufactured by Hyundai SeasAll.

Both companies are Yamaha outboard distributors and were seeking a marine diesel line after Yamaha exited the segment earlier this year.

Sport Marine has been established in the marine business in Cyprus since 1988. With headquarters in Limassol and branch operations in Nicosia and Paphos, it covers the southern portion of the island.

In addition to distributing Yamaha outboards and water vehicles, Business and Engineering Trends builds fiberglass boats.

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Redden Marine was recently named the exclusive Northwest Teleflex Marine repair center, and it is the only authorized service center for repairing Teleflex hydraulic steering systems north of California.

Redden services all brands of Teleflex Marine hydraulic steering systems: Seastar, Baystar, Capilano and Hynautic.


Freedom Boat Club Buys N.Y. Franchise

The latest acquisition is Brunswick’s sixth corporate-owned Freedom operation in the United States.

In-Person NMEA Conference Announced

The electronics conference, in conjunction with the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services, is scheduled for Sept. 20-24 in Orlando, Fla.

Vesper Appoints U.S.-based Manager

Damien Frye will drive sales of the New Zealand-based company’s Cortex product line.

Groupe Beneteau Sells CNB

As part of the conglomerate’s realignment, the Groupe has inked an agreement with Italian yard Solaris to purchase the bluewater sailing brand.

IBEX Hires Education Director

Patty Lawrence will manage the show’s preconference sessions, seminars and workshops.

Organizers Plan for In-Person Metstrade

The show is scheduled for Nov. 16-18 in Amsterdam and will incorporate virtual elements.

X Shore Secures $17M in Funding

The Swedish company’s 26-foot Eelex 8000 electric boat premiered at the Palm Beach show last month.