Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Dive N Dog, Erwin Marine Sales and Island Packet Yachts.

Dive N Dog of Naples, Fla., appointed Stright-Mackay to distribute its products to the Canadian market.

"We look forward to growing our presence in the Canadian market through our collaboration with Stright-MacKay," said Scott Rowles, president of Dive N Dog, in a statement.

"We strive to find partners that will meet or exceed our level of service and Stright-MacKay boasts a solid reputation in the marine industry," Rowles continued. "We hope that this will further support our customer base by providing quick and easy access to our line."

Dive N Dog manufactures stainless-steel marine accessories, including dive and dog ladders, economy ladders, steering wheels, rod holders, grab rails, cleats and anchor rollers.

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Erwin Marine Sales opened a new showroom and service department at Sunrise Marina on Honeycomb Creek in Lake Guntersville, Ala.

"With this relocation from south Huntsville, we are now centrally located between Scottsboro, Huntsville and Guntersville," service manager Stuart Cassingham said in a statement.

Erwin Marine has multiple locations across the Tennessee River Valley, representing Sea Ray, Carver Yachts and Marquis Yachts. The new showroom will display boats between 17 and 33 feet. The facility also includes a parts and accessories display and a service department integrated with the marina operations.

A grand opening celebration will take place April 17-18.

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Island Packet Yachts appointed Massey Yacht Sales and Service of Palmetto and St. Petersburg, Fla., as its newest dealer.

Located 30 miles south of the boatbuilder's corporate headquarters and production facility, Massey Yacht Sales and Service has been a new and used boat dealer for more than 25 years. Its sales team brings more than 200 years of combined experience to the Island Packet dealer network.

"We've known Ed Massey and his team for many, many years and have always admired their professionalism and salesmanship," said Bill Bolin, vice president of sales and marketing for Island Packet Yachts, in a statement.

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