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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Hatteras and Cabo Yachts and SalVinCo.

Hatteras and Cabo Yachts announced the addition of dealers in Costa Rica and Singapore to their international network.

The addition of Quepos Yacht Sales will support the further development of the brands in Costa Rica. Quepos is a Marina Pez Vela company and Marina Pez Vela has begun the planning process for the construction of a new service yard. Scheduled for completion during the first half of 2013, the yard will offer enhanced access, service and support to local and transient Hatteras and Cabo owners.

“Hatteras and Cabo Yachts have product lines that are built to meet the desires and needs of our clientele and excel in the region’s environment,” Quepos Yacht Sales boating division director Carter Takacs said in a statement. “From the nimble and efficient Cabo Express, Hardtop Express and Flybridge models to the uncompromising fishability and performance of the GT line, the benefits extended by the Hatteras and Cabo brands elevate success in our market.”

Hatteras and Cabo Yachts also announced that Reel Torque Yachts will become a leading partner, representing the brands in Southeast Asia.

Based in Singapore, Reel Torque will cover Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The addition of the dealer is expected to strengthen the brands’ presence in the Asia-Pacific market.

“We are excited about promoting brands we believe in and that complement the passion we have for the sea and our capabilities, in a region which has tremendous opportunities,” Reel Torque Yachts director Olivia Branson said in a statement.

Cabo and Hatteras said the Asia-Pacific territories, including Singapore and Indonesia, are home to some of the world’s most rapidly increasing prosperity.

“We are excited to have the Reel Torque team focus their efforts on representation of the Hatteras and Cabo brands in areas of such prospective growth,” John Ward, Hatteras and Cabo Yachts’ senior vice president of global sales and marketing, said in a statement.

Cabo Yachts additionally announced that Antilles Yachts Brokerage & Sales LLC in Puerto Rico, acknowledged by its enduring association with Hatteras Yachts, will now also represent the Cabo brand.

“Since 1985, our family has been a customer of Hatteras. We purchased the products that we considered were the best for our adventures. Now we represent Hatteras and Cabo because we know that they are not only the best brands for our family, but also the best for anyone,” Antilles Yachts founder Ralph “Agie” Vicente said.

Antilles Yachts’ representation of Cabo in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic is expected to foster numerous opportunities for the brand.

“We are very excited to have our friends at Antilles Yachts carry the Cabo banner. Not only are they great people to work with, but their territories expand our access in the Caribbean, including the British Virgin Islands,” Ward said in a statement. “As the economy continues its recovery, the opportunity for growth could become immense.”

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Importer/distributor SalVinCo was appointed an exclusive dealer of Franklin Chef brand small appliances for the marine and RV markets. A line of OEM microwaves, created specifically for limited space requirements, will be SalVinCo's first Franklin Chef industry offering.

The Sarasota, Fla.-based company was founded by Karen Potter, who has 25 years of experience with lighting and appliance product categories.

"This new alliance provides us with a compact microwave oven line with the same installation footprint as similar, sometimes hard to find, brands in the market. Franklin Chef also offers many other small appliances that meet our industries' unique design needs. We will offer quick turnaround times, competitive pricing and flexible ordering programs to support our customers," Potter said in a statement.

"Our newly-designed microwave will include an exclusive interior that simplifies cleaning and our goal is distribution by the first of the year." Potter also stated SalVinCo is offering transitional products in the meantime, to meet immediate OEM demands. In addition to the new Franklin Chef line, SalVinCo carries Frilight 12V LED, Xenon and halogen light fixtures and Bee Green LED replacement bulbs.

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