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Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Trim Master Marine, Win-Tron Electronics and Lakeside Marine.

Trim Master Marine brought on SouthCo Marine to help reintroduce its product line to the North American market.

Specializing in marine hardware and accessories for bow-to-stern solutions, SouthCo will handle sales and distribution for Trim Master in the U.S. and Canada.

"In representing Trim Master, we hope to bring quality trim tabs to our customers at competitive prices," SouthCo sales director Mike Hottinger said in a statement. "The advanced line will add even more options for builders to customize their boats."

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Win-Tron Electronics will now distribute Paradox Marine's Nav-Tracker 1.0/2.0 GPS Tracking System.

"This product is becoming very popular with boaters because it provides an unmatched level of security," said Eddie Winder, senior vice president of Win-Tron Electronics, in a statement. "If your boat is stolen, Nav-Tracker will be able to provide authorities with the exact location of your vessel so it can be easily and quickly recovered. It's like LoJack for boats."

Fort Lauderdale-based Paradox Marine is the exclusive marine distributor for Paradox Security Systems.

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Lakeside Marine, with facilities in Ohio and Michigan, is opening a new western Michigan office in Holland, Mich.

The office will be headed by industry veteran Bill White, who served for many years as manager of Eldean Shipyard in Holland. He also has sales experience with Boston Whaler and Tiara Yachts.

The new office will represent new Maritimo Yachts, as well as used Tiara Yachts, Pursuit and Boston Whalers.



MMTA Sets Date for Conference

The educational Business of Boating Conference will be held in Foxboro, Mass., with in-person and remote attendance options.


AkzoNobel Nominates Board Member

Ben Noteboom is expected to be elected chair to succeed the retiring Nils Andersen.


Neptune Awards Adds Category

“Boat Show Marketing” will recognize promotional efforts for shows, and entries will be accepted until Dec. 18.


Sailing Convention for Women Returns

Postponed during Covid, the event will include on-water training, networking opportunities and workshops.


MBIA Names Board Members

The Michigan Boating Industries Association elected four new directors and named the officers who will serve next year. Also, the 2023 schedule for “Ladies Let’s Go Fishing!” is taking shape.


CL Yachts Expands Dealer Network

The Hong Kong-based builder added retail locations in Australia, Dubai, Singapore and Macau.


Legend Boats Partners With Boat Fix

The Canadian builder will offer the telematics system, which provides tracking, monitoring and 24-7 service, on new models starting next year.


MarineMax Establishes Technology Division

The company’s Boatyard and Boatzon units will operate under the new entity, New Wave Innovations.