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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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Alleged Tournament Cheats Face Possible Legal Action

Approximately 8 pounds of lead was found stuffed inside fish entered into the contest by two men from Pennsylvania and an Ohio.


The Boat House Group Announces Merger

The transaction will add two Wisconsin dealerships and several sales, storage and service locations to the group’s portfolio of properties.


GLBBS Breaks Ground on Tech Center

The Michigan-based marine trades school will commence construction of a 10,000-square-foot training facility in the second quarter of 2023.


Avikus Debuts Autonomous Navigation

The company will demonstrate ‘Neuboat’, an autonomous phase-2 navigation solution for recreational boats at this year’s FLIBS.


Scope of Ian’s Devastation Emerges

Southwest Florida’s marine industry businesses are ensuring the welfare of their people well before the cleanup even begins.


Mercury Marine Receives Environmental Award

The company was recognized in the large business sustainability category by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.