Dealers and Distributors


This week’s roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Top Notch Marine, Mercury Marine and Aquatic AV.

Top Notch Marine opened a new location in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Top Notch purchased and renovated a waterfront building at 651 South Federal Highway. The 35,000-square-foot building, which has been vacant for the last five years, is now home to Top Notch's third and largest waterfront location.

Top Notch will be adding as many as 20 jobs to the local economy in sales and service. It is the dealer for Sea Fox, Pro-Line and Key Largo fishing boats, Cobalt and Glastron sportboats and Bennington pontoon boats.

Top Notch will hold a grand opening Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that will include prize giveaways, special sale prices and discounted financing throughout the weekend.

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Mercury Marine added 25 dealers to its North American dealer network in May, 11 in Canada and 14 in the United States. They are:

• Antique Boat Center, Cincinnati

• AquaKnox Marine, La Follette, Tenn.

• Athens Marine, Bogart, Ga.

• Barrett Custom Marine, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

• Calico Jack’s Boat & RV, Gallatin, Tenn.

• Dennis Dillon RV & Marine, Boise, Idaho

• Discovery Motorsports, Humboldt, Saskatchewan

• F Constantineau & Fils, Mont Laurier, Quebec

• Gary's Marine Service, Winchester, Tenn.

•George's Marine & Sports, Kingston, Ontario

• Georgian Shores Marina, Owen Sound, Ontario

• Got Water Rentals, Sales & Service, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

•Great Lakes Yacht Services, Toronto

• Kensington Point Marine, Desbarats, Ontario

• Kovash Marine, Moorhead, Minn.

• LakeView Marine, Port Perry, Ontario

• March Road Motorsports, Mississippi Mills, Ontario

• Marsh Motorsports, Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador

• Ottertail Marine & Sports, Ottertail, Minn.

• Pine Acres RV, Hampton, New Brunswick

• Rockdale Boat Mart, Ashland, Ky.

• Sheridan Marine Service, Sheridan, Wyo.

• St. Onge Recreation, Barrie, Ontario

• Tom George Yacht Group, Dunedin, Fla.

• Vanco Outdoor Equipment, Henderson, N.C.

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Marine audio manufacturer Aquatic AV appointed AE Distributing to carry and distribute its product range in California.

Based in Van Nuys, Calif., AE Distributing serves more than 250 dealers of mobile electronics products.

“We are pleased to be distributing the Aquatic AV line,” AE general manager John Haynes said in a statement. “Other audio products sold to boaters are basically automotive-grade products adapted for marine use and typically do not meet water intrusion standards. Aquatic AV products are designed and manufactured to withstand the harsh conditions of the marine environment, using stainless steel and other specially coated metals and gaskets, silicone and other materials to fill in air gaps to prevent water from damaging or destroying audio components.”


Freedom Boat Club Buys N.Y. Franchise

The latest acquisition is Brunswick’s sixth corporate-owned Freedom operation in the United States.

In-Person NMEA Conference Announced

The electronics conference, in conjunction with the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services, is scheduled for Sept. 20-24 in Orlando, Fla.

Vesper Appoints U.S.-based Manager

Damien Frye will drive sales of the New Zealand-based company’s Cortex product line.

Groupe Beneteau Sells CNB

As part of the conglomerate’s realignment, the Groupe has inked an agreement with Italian yard Solaris to purchase the bluewater sailing brand.

IBEX Hires Education Director

Patty Lawrence will manage the show’s preconference sessions, seminars and workshops.

Organizers Plan for In-Person Metstrade

The show is scheduled for Nov. 16-18 in Amsterdam and will incorporate virtual elements.

X Shore Secures $17M in Funding

The Swedish company’s 26-foot Eelex 8000 electric boat premiered at the Palm Beach show last month.