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.


Annapolis Boat Shows Names GM

Sheila Jones succeeds president and general manager Paul Jacobs (pictured), who announced his retirement after leading the iconic power and sail shows for 12 years.

Mercury Announces Global Leadership Team

The engine manufacturer shifted existing staff to firm up global business units around the world.

Soundings Trade Only to Host Leadership Summit

The event is set for Sept. 27 in Tampa, preceding IBEX.

Limestone Hits Milestone

The Canadian builder launched its first production model since moving production to Tennessee last year and announced a new flagship for its Aquasport brand.

Podcasts Are a Great Marketing Tool

Do have the gift of gab? A podcast is an easy way share stories that can help dealers connect with and retain customers.

Ocean Signal Makes Sales Appointments

Colin Greetham is sales director of sister company United Moulders, and Kris Nieuwenhuis will manage sales for ACR and Ocean Signal in the U.K. and Northern Europe.

Lowe Awards U.S. Dealers

The company announced its model year 2021 awards and launched a new Platinum Dealer program.

NMDA Announces Supplier of the Year Awards

The winners were recognized this week during the group’s annual S.T.E.P. conference.