Dealers and Distributors

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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.


Senator visits Tiara Yachts

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., toured the Tiara Yachts headquarters in Holland, Mich., to meet the workers and learn about the impact of the company on the local economy, as well as the impact of boating on a state and national level.

Strong boat sales in February

Boat sales were up 2.5 percent last month in the main powerboat segments, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. data from 28 early reporting states, and up 1.1 percent across all categories.

Mixed messages on the economy

Markets tumbled on Monday as embattled Facebook sparked a tech selloff — the most recent illustration of the mixed economic indicators prevalent in the news.

Glastron adds Maine dealer

Expanding its dealer network in Maine, Glastron boats, a division of Groupe Beneteau’s Cadillac, Mich., operations, has named Branch Pond Marine as the newest addition to their distribution channel.