Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from International Dock Products and Bad Elf.

International Dock Products appointed Win-Tron Electronics as the newest authorized distributor of the company’s S. King Fulton line of dockside electrical power centers.

“We have always followed a very conservative path when selecting distribution partners for any of our products,” International Dock Products president Frank Turk said in a statement. “The Win-Tron team clearly has the technical expertise needed to professionally represent our product line in today’s diverse marketplace.”

“We have been selling marine electronics and related technical equipment for over 43 years,” Win-Tron president Eddie Winder said in a statement. “The ability to distribute a quality power center, with an established position in the field, made in the USA was very attractive to us. Our dealers can expect immediate availability of multiple pedestal configurations due to our commitment to stock an assortment of popular models.”

Win-Tron is a wholesale-only distributor in Spring Lake Heights, N.J., and it represents nearly 60 vendors. International Dock Products is in Pembroke Park, Fla., and has been manufacturing American-made power centers for more than 20 years.

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Bad Elf, manufacturer of Apple-approved accessories that enable the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad to receive real time GPS data on board via satellite, appointed Northport Systems to distribute the Bad Elf product line in Canada.

Based in Toronto, Northport Systems supplies GPS-related products for marine navigation. The company also supplies desktop, mobile and Web-based navigation software products under its own Fugawi brand.


Bad Elf GPS does not rely on cell tower assistance to achieve a lock or to determine position. The Bad Elf units include a high-performance satellite receiver and antenna that receive data directly from GPS satellites.

The Bad Elf GPS (BE-GPS-1000) plugs into an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad 30-pin connector to enable satellite GPS; the handheld Bad Elf GPS Pro (BE-GPS-2200) operates independently to wirelessly connect (via Bluetooth wireless technology) as many as five users who can share real-time GPS data for display on digital charts and a range of other compatible marine apps. The GPS Pro was the winner of the TechRadar Best GPS Device award at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.

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NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.