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Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Jarrett Yacht Sales, Win-Tron Electronics and AB Marine.

Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales reported a strong turnout and several promising sales prospects at its inaugural Better Boating Expo, held May 16-17 at the company's 175-acre marine park in Beaufort, N.C.

Attendees traveled from Florida, Rhode Island and many points in between to see the latest models of boats sold by Jarrett Bay, including Albemarle sportfishing boats, Cabo Yachts, Carver Yachts, Hatteras Yachts, Grand Banks Yachts, Jarrett Bay Boatworks and Marquis Yachts.

The 100-plus guests were drawn from Jarrett Bay's own customer database. They were treated to tours of Hatteras Yachts' New Bern facility and the Jarrett Bay Boatworks Marine Industrial Park, as well as educational seminars, product demonstrations and deals on new and brokerage boats.

"We have several prospects today that we didn't have prior to the Jarrett Bay Better Boating Expo, and are moving closer to closing a few that were already in the works," JBYS president Jan Boone said in a statement. "Our manufacturer and OEM representatives were all on-site providing our participants with hands-on opportunities to demo a wide range of products and services, and offering expert answers to highly targeted questions.

"Our goal was to provide a personal boat-buying experience you just can't find elsewhere, and thanks to an incredible collective effort from our staff, brands and sponsors, we delivered," Boone added.

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Win-Tron Electronics of Spring Lake Heights, N.J., was selected as a U.S. distributor for Lumitec, manufacturer of marine LED lighting.

"Lumitec offers high-quality interior and exterior LEDs to meet every lighting need from bow to stern," said Eddie Winder, senior vice president of Win-Tron Electronics, in a statement.

Headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla., Lumitec designs and manufactures more than 500 styles of marine LED lighting.

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AB Marine of Middletown, R.I., was selected to distribute Gobius Tank Monitors in the United States and Canada.

Sweden-based Gobius recently introduced the Gobius4, an outside-the-tank monitoring system that requires no holes to be drilled for mounting.

"The new Gobius4 outside-the-tank monitoring system is simple and foolproof and can be installed, calibrated and set to measure by a boat owner in about 30 minutes," said Steve Armitage, president of AB Marine, in a statement. "With a Gobius4, you will never run out of fuel or water again, nor overfill a holding tank."

The patented Gobius Technology system consists of a shaker and an accelerometer, described as "knock and listen," to measure fluid levels in all types of tanks. The sensors can be used on aluminum, plastic, stainless steel or fiberglass tanks of any shape and size.

The data from each measuring device is NMEA 2000-compatible and can be shared through networks and read on Wema, VDO and Faria displays. Gobius4 systems draw less than 40 milliamps.

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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.