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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Scout Boats, Prestige Yachts, Hornet Marine and the PowerCat Group.

Scout Boats Inc. recently added four dealers to its roster.

They are:

• Grand Yachts Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia

• Marine Max Stuart, Stuart, Fla.

• Price Masters, San Salvador, El Salvador

• Sea Ray of Greenville, Greenville, S.C.

“This new expansion to our already successful dealer network will provide convenience for current and future customers, as well as new markets for our company to strengthen our brand,” Scout Boats national/international sales manager Alan Lang said in a statement.

Scout builds sportfishing, fish ’n ski, walkaround, flats and bayboat models ranging from 15 to 35 feet.

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Prestige Yachts announced that Ugly John’s, located on Keystone Lake in Catoosa, Okla., will be its exclusive dealer in that region.

“We’re excited to be bringing the Prestige lineup of exceptional yachts to our customers in Oklahoma and throughout the Southwest. Prestige is building some of the finest yachts in the industry, and as the leading boat dealer in our region we expect great results from this new partnership,” said Jeremy Mullen, son of founder “Ugly” John Mullen, who established the dealership more than 35 years ago.

“With the Tulsa Boat, Sport & Travel Show all this week, the timing couldn’t be better. We’re looking forward to introducing Prestige to the folks attending the show,” he added.

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Hornet Marine added Prince William Marine Sales, of Woodbridge, Va., to its dealer network.

“We are excited to be working with the industry-leading team at Prince William Marine Sales,” Hornet Marine president David Hartmann said in a statement. “Hornet Marine shares their same hands-on approach to business and commitment to excellence.”

Along with the Hornet Marine brand, Prince William carries Sea Ray and Harris FloteBote products.

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The PowerCat Group announced that Gulf Coast Boating Centers of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was named dealers for all four of the company’s catamaran brands in the Florida Panhandle and Alabama.

Gulf Coast Boating Centers is a full-service dealership with two locations and a 72-slip marina in Fort Walton Beach. The dealership is an authorized servicing dealership for major motor brands and provides both new-boat and used-boat sales and brokerage services.

“We are thrilled to have Gulf Coast Boating Centers join our distribution team,” PowerCat Group president Andy Brown said in a statement. “Their 10-year sales and service track record in their market is evidence of the strong management and skilled staff they have on board.”

Gulf Coast Boating Centers will be receiving boats soon in anticipation of the Mobile Boat Show on March 9.


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