Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Hanover Marine, Ocean Signal and Spencer Ship Monaco.

Hanover Marine announced a strategic partnership with United Yacht Sales LLC to serve as its representation in the Southeast. The partnership will provide a Southeast factory showroom in a warm climate where test sails can be offered year-round.

Starting Jan. 1, United Yacht Sales began representing new boat sales for Tartan Yachts, C&C Yachts and Legacy Yachts in this newly developed territory.

“We are very excited to be partnering with such a quality organization. These three powerhouse brands are the perfect addition to the United Yacht Sales new boat portfolio,” Christopher Cooke, who will be managing the lines for United Yacht Sales, said in a statement.

“We have been looking forward to working with a prestigious builder that would allow us to deliver the high-quality products our clients expect,” he added. “Our new partnership with Hanover Marine allows us to do just that.”

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Ocean Signal appointed Datrex Inc. as its distributor for the United States and Canada.

Datrex has been a supplier of lifesaving technologies to the marine industry for more than 40 years, and since early 2011 it has worked with Ocean Signal to establish the Ocean Signal SafeSea range of EPIRBs, SARTs and handheld VHFs in the United States.

Ocean Signal products in the Canadian market will continue to be handled by CMC Electronics, working through Datrex as the North American distributor.

“We have been delighted with the enthusiasm and expertise that the Datrex team have given the SafeSea products, which has reflected in the success of the brand in North America,” Ocean Signal managing director Alan Wrigley said in a statement.

“They are strategically located in Miami, Louisiana, Jacksonville, Seattle and Pennsylvania to provide a nationwide service,” he added. “It was therefore a natural progression for us to formalize the relationship by appointing Datrex Inc. as our North American distributor, and we look forward to a long and fruitful future in the region.”

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Spencer Ship Monaco international sales manager Craig Spencer Harvey announced a new international representation agreement with Jarrett Bay Boatworks in Beaufort, N.C.

“In addition to the opening of our new U.S. office in October 2011, Spencer Ship has been aggressively working to build upon the U.S. manufacturing base that we currently represent,” Harvey said. “Our mission is to offer the widest selection of non-overlapping product segments to our client base. Jarrett Bay's 25-year history of custom boatbuilding experience, their excellent reputation and the complete array of services they offer in the Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park makes this partnership a win-win for both companies.”

Spencer Ship will focus on developing worldwide sales for Jarrett Bay's 34- to 85-foot custom boat range in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

“For the past 20 years a number of former production boat owners have progressed to building their own custom boat. They are discerning boat owners who have decided that they want a boat specifically designed to fit their individual needs and specifications. At Jarrett Bay, we offer the ability to design and build unique solutions for unique customer demands,” Jarrett Bay founder Randy Ramsey said in a statement. "Our new partnership with Spencer Ship offers us the opportunity to showcase our capabilities to an international audience.”


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