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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Marquis Yachts and Williams Performance Tenders.

Haluk Aytekin, principal of Luka Marine, and Erik Nelson, vice president of Marquis Yachts, finalized an agreement establishing Luka Marine as the authorized Marquis Yachts representative servicing Turkey.

Luka Marine has service and sales locations throughout Turkey and is based in Istanbul on the Sea of Marmara, the waterway linking the Aegean and Black seas and a locale highly regarded as the key yachting thoroughfare for the region.

“We are thrilled that Haluk Aytekin and his staff are representing Marquis Yachts in this very important market,” Nelson said in a statement.

“The Luka organization provides a total commitment and dedication to a positive yachting experience for our customers. There is nothing more important for a unique luxury product, such as Marquis,” he added. “This exceptional level of customer service, supported by a team of highly trained and experienced yachting professionals, will provide an unmatched sales and ownership experience to our customers.”

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Williams Performance Tenders announced the appointment of its first authorized dealer in Fort Lauderdale.

Performance Tenders USA will represent the range of Williams Turbojet and Dieseljet tenders from sales and servicing outlets across the country. The company will operate as the exclusive distributor for the market, working with local dealers in key regional markets to deliver sales and servicing to customers and OEMs.

“We are delighted to have been appointed by Williams Performance Tenders to represent their range across the U.S. We were so impressed with the product quality and performance, as well as the company’s structure and goals, and are looking forward to introducing even more U.S. customers to the world of Williams,” Performance Tenders USA head Brian Muston said in a statement.


Connecticut spring show adds charity benefit

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday May 4 through Sunday, May 6, at Brewer Essex Island Marina in Essex, Conn., and this year will be the first time that admission fees will benefit the charity SailsUP4Cancer

AIM announces new hires

Catapult Creative Labs, the internal marketing communications agency of Active Interest Media, has hired Andrea Kupfer as vice president, account executive and Christina Erb LoVullo as creative services director. Kupfer will lead Catapult’s long-term sales growth and profitability and Erb LoVullo will oversee marketing and creative services.