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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Tigé Boats, Crow’s Nest Yachts and DuraSafe.

Tigé Boats announced that U.S. International Diesel Israel Ltd. joined its worldwide network of dealers.

The Jerusalem dealer will serve current and future Tigé owners throughout Israel. Its first Tigé load is in production and is scheduled to arrive in June.

“Israel is aqua-loving and has the perfect weather for water sports and boating,” U.S. International Diesel chief executive Asaf Cohen said in a statement. “Wakeboarding is very popular and a sport that has gained speed and progress in our country is wakesurfing. Tige Boats creates the best wakes in the industry for surfing and wakeboarding, and we are very excited to introduce them to the Israel market.”

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Crow’s Nest Yachts announced that it is now the exclusive West Coast dealer for Westcoast Custom Yachts in British Columbia.

Crow’s Nest is featuring the yachts at its locations in Seattle, Newport Beach, Calif., and San Diego, beginning this month.

“Forbes Cooper builds a flawless Northwest cruising boat at a great value — just what we’ve been looking for,” Crow’s Nest Yachts Seattle’s Vic Parcells said in a statement. “This is a local builder that allows us to take a prospective buyer to the factory near Vancouver, B.C., and back in one day, allowing the buyer to get the perfect boat for them.”

Westcoast Custom Yachts features 62- and 64-foot pilothouse models, combining large interiors, roomy flybridges and expansive cockpits. Due in late May is a 64-foot model from its new line of low-profile, customizable express cruisers featuring modern European styling.

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DuraSafe announced new distributors and dealers for its BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) codeable lock products line.

New distributors are: Bell Industries; Hutchings Marine Products (Canada); KTL (Canada); Northern Wholesale Supply; Rigid Hitch; and Stag-Parkway.

New dealers are: Bass & Gas; Cabela's; Camping World; Hitch City; Orlandi Trailer; and Sportsman's Supply Inc.


E-nnovation Lab to expand at 2018 Metstrade show

The growing demand for hybrid and electric engines is becoming more apparent within the leisure marine market, prompting Metstrade to introduce the E-nnovation Lab platform for electric propulsion technology.

Aluminum, tow boats lead moderate growth in May

Boat registrations were up 2.1 percent in May in the main powerboat categories, and rose 3.2 percent in all categories, according to preliminary data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a Michigan company that tracks new boat registrations.

Retaliatory tariffs on boats to EU start today

The 25 percent tariff the EU announced Wednesday on U.S.-built boats kicks in today, and a 10 percent tariff on boats sold to Canada will start July 1, prompting boatbuilders to worry they will lose sales to those countries.