Dealers and Distributors

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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Scout Boats and Centurion Boats.

Scout Boats recently added eight more dealers — four MarineMax locations on the East Coast, two international dealers and a domestic dealer in two additional states.

The new dealers are:

• Anderson Marine, Madison, Tenn.

• Aqua Marina Yachts Ltd., Herzelyia, Israel

• Beach Marine Boat Sales, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

• MarineMax Baltimore

• MarineMax Brant Beach, Brant Beach, N.J.

• MarineMax Brick, Brick, N.J.

• MarineMax Maryland, Joppa, Md.

• MarineMax Somers Point, Somers Point, N.J.

• Magnum Marine, Montevideo, Uruguay

“We’re continuing to grow our relationship with MarineMax beyond the stellar representation we have in Florida as well as a concerted effort in aggressively signing new international dealers like Magnum in Uruguay and Aqua Marina Yachts in Israel,” Scout Boats national and international sales manager Alan Lang said in a statement. “The additions in Tennessee and Florida will further help us penetrate those middle U.S. markets.”

Scout builds sportfishing, fish ’n ski, walkaround, flats and bayboat models ranging from 15 to 35 feet.

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Centurion Boats said George’s Marine & Sports of Ottawa, Ontario, will join Centurion’s dealer network.

George’s has two retail locations, one in Ottawa on Carp Road and the original store in Eganville, Ontario. Its product lines include boats, snowmobiles and ATVs.

George’s carries manufacturers such as Bayliner, Regal, Tracker, Nitro, Crestliner, Berkshire, Sea-Doo Personal Watercrafts, Ski-Doo, Can-Am ATVs and the recently added Harris Flotebote Pontoon Boats.

“This is an A-plus dealership, an 18,000-square-foot showroom of boats, ATVs, PWC and snowmobiles and an even better sales and service staff,” Centurion regional sales manager Bret Potts said in a statement.


Connecticut spring show adds charity benefit

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday May 4 through Sunday, May 6, at Brewer Essex Island Marina in Essex, Conn., and this year will be the first time that admission fees will benefit the charity SailsUP4Cancer

Cobalt’s first 23-foot outboard model unveiled

Cobalt Boats introduced its first 23-foot outboard, the Model 23SC, to offer first-time buyers and occasional boaters seeking higher quality and reliability the same level of construction, performance and attention to detail offered in its larger boats.

AIM announces new hires

Catapult Creative Labs, the internal marketing communications agency of Active Interest Media, has hired Andrea Kupfer as vice president, account executive and Christina Erb LoVullo as creative services director. Kupfer will lead Catapult’s long-term sales growth and profitability and Erb LoVullo will oversee marketing and creative services.