Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Marvair and the Parker Racor Division.

Marvair announced that Baker Distributing Co. was selected as the exclusive distributor for aftermarket sales for Marvair Marine.

The Baker Marine Products Group was formed to sell to marine dealers. Marvair will continue to sell directly to boatbuilders.

Bob Williamson, vice president of the marine products group, was selected to head the marine group.

“Several branches of Baker Distributing have been selling Marvair Marine’s equipment for use in large commercial vessels,” he said in a statement. “We were impressed by their customer focus and quality of their products. We then realized there is a significant opportunity in the pleasure boat market. After looking at all of our options we found that Marvair was a leader in both commercial and pleasure boats, and so it was a natural decision to partner and grow with them.”

Marvair Marine products will now be stocked in sales centers in 14 states, from Virginia down through Florida and Texas and over to California,” Shaun Hall, Marvair Marine’s national sales manager, said in a statement. “This provides us with unparalleled access to marine dealers in these states.”

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Parker Racor Division announced that Oil Filter Service opened a retail sales and service facility with a showroom in San Diego that features Racor Filtration and Village Marine-branded products.

They include fuel filtration systems, reverse osmosis water purification systems and related service parts and accessories. Oil Filter Service also will offer many other product lines to support marine and industrial customers.

“Oil Filter Service is a full-line Racor distributor covering the San Diego area. They have grown along with their customers and have opened the Point Loma location to expand customer service in the sales and service of Racor and Village Marine systems,” Robert Reilly, Racor distribution sales manager, said in a statement.

The facility is at 2820 Shelter Island Drive and had been a Village Marine center.

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ABYC to Publish Largest-Ever Standards Manual

The nonprofit is offering pre-orders until June 18 of its updated standards manual, with a publication date of July 31.

Furuno, Simrad Add SiriusXM Fish Mapping Suite

The subscription-based service offers offshore anglers a suite of technology with which to locate and catch more fish.

Mercury Racing Awards Scholarships

The engine manufacturer looks to grow the next generation of skilled workers with its annual scholarship program.

Vision Marine, Hellkats to Attempt E-Boat Speed Record

A Hellkats 32-foot Widebody equipped with Vision Marine’s E-Motion powertrain will try to be the fastest electric boat in its category.

Grand Banks Operations Remain Halted

The announcement follows the Malay government order extending movement restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

OneWater Marine to Acquire N.J.'s Stone Harbor Marina

The acquisition further expands OneWater’s reach in the Northeast.