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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Mares International Catamarans, Hyundai Seasall and Sea-Fire.

Mares International Catamarans announced Best Boats Náutica as its new dealer in Brazil.

Its first boat will be the new 45-foot power catamaran powered by 575 Caterpillars and Zeus drives — a first for Mares’ new line of cats.

“We have a long history with Brazil, and at one time had a factory there. There is tremendous potential, as Brazil is one of the world’s largest growing economies,” the company said in a statement.

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Hyundai Seasall, the Korean marine diesel engine manufacturer, said it appointed WaterMota Romania to represent the brand in that country.

The company is based in the Black Sea port city of Constanta and also represents several other brands of premium engines, including Doosan, Mitsubishi, Craftsman and Lister Petter, as well as Fischer Panda generators.

The company was selected because of its “extensive experience in the diesel engine market, its financial strength and its strategic locations, which will be allow it to supply both engines and after-sales service support to customers on the Black Sea and in the Danube Delta,” according to Hyundai Seasall.

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Sea-Fire appointed ScanMarine DK as its new distributor in Denmark.

Based in Copenhagen, ScanMarine is among the leading suppliers in the rapidly growing safety and security market.

“ScanMarine DK is an excellent addition to our team. They have a great deal of experience and key relationships in the marine market,” Sea-Fire business development manager Richard Duckworth 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.