Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Win-Tron Electronics and Encore Boat Builders.

Win-Tron Electronics of Spring Lake Heights, N.J., was selected as the exclusive U.S. wholesale distributor for the Apollo II and Apollo II High Definition thermal night-vision cameras manufactured by OceanView Technologies.

"OceanView Apollo II cameras enable users to see clearly not only in total darkness, but also in a wide variety of poor lighting conditions including heavy rain, bright sun and some fog," said Eddie Winder, senior vice president of Win-Tron Electronics, in a statement.

"The Apollo II makes boating more safe and enjoyable and extends the day into total darkness," he continued. "Now floating debris, channel markers and other vessels are easy to see."

Win-Tron Electronics offers the Apollo II and Apollo II HD thermal night-vision cameras wholesale-only to reselling dealers.

Click here for the full release.

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Encore Boat Builders, manufacturer of the Bentley Encore pontoon, will host a show opened to all interested dealers Oct. 4-5 in Columbia, S.C.

Encore opened its doors in mid-May and has been in full production at plants in Lexington, S.C., and Mexico, Mo.

"We have been very excited to have so many dealers with a positive outlook. In today's economy, positive is a good thing." said Steve Deese, owner of Encore Boat Builders, in a statement.

Encore will also have an aluminum line to view at the show. The company acquired all the assets and the name rights for Duracraft Aluminum Boats and is preparing to manufacture this brand in the near future from a new facility in Lexington.

For information on the dealer show, call (803) 391-3000.


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