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Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Shearwater Marine, Shakespeare, Sealegs and Northrop and Johnson.

Shearwater Marine, a division of Whiticar Boat Works, was selected by Mastry Engine Center as a Yanmar industrial engine dealer for the Treasure Coast (Fla.) region.

Shearwater has been a Yanmar dealer since 2002.

“One hundred years ago Yanmar, a family-owned business, established themselves as a leading engine maker, and today they have revolutionized the concept of reliable and efficient diesel engines worldwide,” Whiticar Boat Works president Jim Dragseth said in a statement. “Our customers are able to count on our family-owned business because of our long tradition of quality service in Stuart and throughout the Treasure Coast.”

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Shakespeare appointed Indemar as a new distributor in Italy.

Based in Genoa, the company will carry Shakespeare's complete line of marine antennas and accessories.

“Due to their excellent reputation, Indemar has built an extensive network throughout this dynamic region,” Shakespeare European sales manager Richard Belfrage said in a statement. “We will be well-served by their stocking capability, and our already robust sales efforts will be enhanced."

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Sealegs announced the appointment of three new U.S. dealerships: Irish Boat Shop, Firematic Supply Co. and Churchville Fire Equipment.

The new dealers were signed on the heels of several Sealegs successes: the production of its 600th amphibious boat, the launch of its first international showroom in Hingham, Mass., and continued sales momentum from the Newport International Boat Show.

“Six years ago, amphibious boating was just a dream,” co-founder David McKee-Wright said in a statement. “Since then we have pioneered a new segment in the international marine industry, manufactured our 600th boat and delivered product to over 30 countries.”

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Northrop and Johnson recently appointed two new brokers in Asia.

Bill Barrette, a broker and yacht builder with extensive experience in yacht construction in China, will be based in Phuket for the high season. Daniel Vorhees, another American broker with extensive experience in running his own brokerage, begins in Singapore to further support the expanding market in this region.


Eager Anticipation

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Multihull Mover

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A New Space Jam

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Nothing but Net

The SeaPen portable dry dock makes storage easier for the increasing number of outboard-powered boats

Upgrading a Marina Management System

Technology can help streamline marina operations, increase revenue and optimize the guest experience

High-Tech Vision

The latest advancements in low-light cameras make it safer to navigate when visibility wanes

Q&A with Çağın Genç

Sirena Marine CEO Çağin Genç takes our questions.

The New Rush To Repair

Dealers and marinas in supply-chain limbo for new parts and boats are turning to on-call services that fix everything from vinyl to engines