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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Maverick Boat Co., Seminole Marine Group and OceanView.

Maverick Boat Co. announced Seaside 3 as the exclusive sales and service representative for its Cobia Boats brand for Long Island, N.Y.

Newly incorporated by industry veteran Paul Barbara and Robert and Ronald Arcate of Mariners Cove Marina, SS3 Yacht Sales has locations in Southampton, Staten Island and Lindenhurst, according to the company.

“For some time now we have recognized Long Island as a potentially strong market for Cobia, and when the opportunity presented itself to partner with such highly regarded individuals in the area as Paul Barbara and the Arcates, we jumped at the chance,” Maverick sales manager Skip Lyshon said in a statement. “Between this team’s proven commitment to exceptional sales and service and Cobia’s new model lineup that perfectly matches this market, we are very encouraged about our prospects up there.”

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Seminole Marine Group named Valhalla Boat Sales as the new southern New Jersey area dealer for its Sailfish fishing boat line.

Located in the Viking Yachting Center in New Gretna, N.J., Valhalla will carry the full Sailfish fishing boat line ranging from 19 to 32 feet.

“With Sailfish’s center consoles, walkarounds and bay boats, we now can offer our clients a quality-built line that will appeal not only to hardcore offshore fishermen, but to casual boating families alike,” Valhalla general manager Kenny Pontari said in a statement.

All Sailfish boats feature the patented, dry-running variable deadrise stepped hull and are powered by fuel-efficient 4-stroke Yamaha outboards.

The Valhalla Yachting Center is a family-style marina, with 250 slips for boats to 55 feet, and it offers new floating docks, a swimming pool, a waterside restaurant and a complete marine services operation.

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In order to reach more international customers, OceanView and Eurotask appointed Japan Marine as an OceanView distributor for the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and founded in 2001, Japan Marine has grown to become one of the largest specialized marine electronics distributors in the region with a network of dealers throughout the Persian Gulf.

“Night vision is a growing market in the region, and the wide range of products OceanView offers enables us to provide cost-effective solutions to boats ranging from center console, sportfish, motoryachts, superyachts and workboats,” Japan Marine managing director Mohammed Al Marzouqi said in a statement.

Japan Marine has five branches across the UAE, more than 40 employees and a national and international dealer network.

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Suzuki sponsoring TV show

Mike Frisch, host of Fishing the Midwest television series, announced that Suzuki would be the exclusive outboard motor of the show.

Sea Tow Foundation appoints new directors

The nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation has announced the return of Gail R. Kulp as executive director. Michael Wesolowski, the former executive director, is now the director of external affairs.