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Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Prestige Yachts, Aeroyacht, Hella Marine, Kannad Marine, Beneteau, Caframo and Sak Marine.

Prestige Yachts announced that InterMarine Boats, which is based in Dania, Fla., will be the exclusive dealer to represent the boatbuilder throughout Florida and Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

“We look forward to introducing our clients to Prestige Yachts, which is now one of the most celebrated brands of 2012. Adding Prestige to the portfolio of yachts we represent will help us maintain the reputation as South Florida’s premier boat dealer. We remain committed to providing the very highest-quality vessels, coupled with unparalleled customer service,” InterMarine principal Luc Thibault said in a statement.

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Aeroyacht, a multihull brokerage based in Setauket Harbor on the north shore of New York’s Long Island and owned by multihull sailor and author Gregor Tarjan, added the Arrowcat line of power catamarans as a dealer for the East Coast.

Arrowcat builds a line of 30- and 42-foot fuel-efficient power catamarans designed in New Zealand and built in China. As a customer incentive, Tarjan is offering zero commission on the sale of a customer’s boat if the customer purchases an Arrowcat through Aeroyacht.

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Hella Marine appointed a new distributor, announcing that AMIT will serve Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“AMIT is a good trading company with strong dealer relationships already in place,” Hella Marine global manager Jeremy Singleton said in a statement. “Their years of experience will help us reach more customers in Dubai and we look forward to a long relationship with AMIT.”

Hella Marine is a worldwide marine lighting specialist that is represented by more than 30 sales companies in 40 countries.

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Emergency location beacon brand Kannad Marine named Seawave AS, an independent marine electronics distribution company, an approved distributor for its range of marine safety products in Norway.

“As we continue to expand our markets we are delighted to appoint Seawave AS, who has a proven track record in marine electronics sales and service with an existing portfolio of complementary products,” Kannad European sales manager David Duffin said in a statement.

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Beneteau announced the addition of Boisvert Marine of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, to its lineup of dealers that represent the boatyard’s powerboats division.

Boisvert will carry the Flyer Gran Turismo series of express cruisers, as well as Beneteau’s new Barracuda, a family-friendly range of recreational fishing boats set to debut in North America later this year.

“We’re proud to add these brands to the portfolio of powerboats we represent. No doubt the build quality, constant innovations and price positioning of Beneteau powerboats contribute to making them very attractive and competitive in our market. We recently introduced the Flyer Gran Turismo range at the Montreal and Miami boat shows, where we surpassed our sales expectations,” Boisvert owner Gaetan Boisvert said in a statement.

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Caframo Ltd., of Wiarton, Ontario, a leading manufacturer of marine fans, cabin heaters and accessories, appointed Nordic Marine to distribute its product line in the Netherlands.

Nordic Marine is a leading supplier of marine products to recreational and commercial accounts throughout the Netherlands.

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Sak Marine, the builder of Key Largo Boats, Clearwater Sportfishing Boats, Coastal Skiffs, Caravelle Boats and Interceptor Performance Boats, announced the appointment of several new dealers.

They are:

• LTD Motors, Jacksonville, Fla. (Clearwater Boats, Key Largo Boats)

• LTD Motors, High Springs, Fla. (Clearwater Boats, Key Largo Boats)

• Top Notch Marine, Melbourne, Fla. (Clearwater Boats, Key Largo Boats)

• Capt. Dave’s Boating World, Anderson, S.C. (Caravelle, Interceptor)

• Great Bay Marine, Islip Terrace, N.Y. (Clearwater Boats, Key Largo Boats)

• Carey & Sons, Granbury, Texas (Clearwater Boats, Key Largo Boats, Caravelle Boats)

“We have implemented a push on acquiring not just new boat dealers, but marine retailers that want a partner in this business. We are committed in helping grow this industry, and I can think of no better way to do it than with these new retailers we are bringing on board now,” Sak Marine president Eugene Sak said in a statement.



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