Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Ocean House Marina, The Boat Locker and Morgan Yachts.

Ocean House Marina of Charlestown, R.I., was named the state's exclusive dealer for Regulator Marine.

Ocean House president and general manager, Rob Lyons, says the Regulator line is a natural fit for Ocean House.

"Because Ocean House serves a broad base of customers, we've chosen the lines we carry carefully, and Regulator is a perfect addition," he said in a statement. "Regulator's reputation for overall quality and attention to detail places it among the best boats built on the market."

Also, since Ocean House is formally aligned with Yamaha Outboards, and Regulator is an exclusive Yamaha partner, the dealership can provide the ideal power plant for Regulator boats and back them with first-class service, according to Ocean House sales manager Jon Lyons.

"In the current boating industry, many boat lines are owned by a few large corporations," he said. "Regulator, family-owned and operated just as we are, can make on-the-fly adjustments to adapt to the changing marketplace, and maintain a strong market position right through the toughest of times."

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The Boat Locker of Westport, Conn., added RS Sailboats to its lineup.

"As the Northeast region Super Dealer, we look forward to expanding the popularity of recreational sailing in the area," Boat Locker owner Scott Hardy said in a statement. "With RS, Hobie and LaserPerformance recreational sailboats in stock, we can offer customers the widest range of complementary boat choices to find the perfect sailboat for any customer looking to enjoy time on the water."

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Morgan Yachts, a Sicilian shipyard specializing in lobster-style boats and fast commuters, finalized an agreement with Sparkman & Stephens for the sale of its classic motor yachts in the United States.

The Morgan Yachts range includes models from 33 to 93 feet.

Sparkman & Stephens is the first Morgan ambassador and will be an authentic representative of the brand in the American market. The agreement gives Morgan a start in the creation of a strong and exclusive network of partners worldwide.

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ABYC Foundation Seeks Nominations for Educator Award

The award recognizes “an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians.”

P.R. Firm Rushton Gregory Signs ePropulsion

The Chinese manufacturer of electric propulsion products introduced a standardized lineup earlier this year.

Dometic Updates Pro-Trim System

The new design allows boaters to trim the outboard and adjust the jack plate without removing their hands from the wheel.

Brunswick Partners with Carnegie Robotics

Through the alliance, Brunswick aims to enhance its autonomous technology offerings.

Nicole Vasilaros to Depart NMMA

The group credits the senior vice president of government and legal affairs for “countless contributions to the protection and expansion of the recreational boating industry.”

Site Unseen

A website is often the first interaction a customer will have with a dealership, but it must provide more than an online brochure or they will click elsewhere.

C.G. Amends Documentation Rules

Federally documenting a boat now must be done every five years, rather than annually.

The 2021 Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards

The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire.