Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Nautique, Zeus Marine Pro and Teleflex Marine.

Nautique added Dockside Marine in the greater Houston area to its network of dealers.

Dockside Marine will offer a large display of new and used Nautique boats to choose from, a full service department and an on-site finance team. Dockside Marine's on-water facility offers immediate access to a lake for new-boat demonstrations.

"We are thrilled about being the new Nautique dealer. With a premium brand like Nautique, the opportunity for growth in the greater Houston area is tremendous," Dockside Marine's Charles Mueller said in a statement.

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Whitecap Industries announced that Zeus Marine Pro is now the company's representative in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

"With over 100 years of combined experience in the recreational marine industry, they will look to meet our objective of increasing market share in this region," Whitecap said in a statement.

Whitecap, founded in 1972, is an importer, manufacturer, exporter and distributor of hardware and plumbing products for markets including the marine industry.

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Teleflex Marine is offering its dealers special stand-alone displays for its two-cycle and four-cycle oils to help successfully sell these products, the company said.

"These corrugated displays take up a minimal amount of floor space, yet they display up to nine quart bottles and six-gallon bottles of either 10W-30 Sierra Premium Blend four-cycle oil or Sierra Premium Blend two-cycle oil," the company said in a statement.

Teleflex Marine is based in Litchfield, Ill.

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Patrick Acquires SeaDek Parent

The Indiana-based company continues its strategy of growth through acquisitions.

BoatUS, USPS Resume Safety Checks

The groups are offering the service during safety events, or boaters can conduct the inspection using an online guide.

Stepping Up the Pace of Relief

A positive jobs report, 3 million vaccinations per day and consumer confidence point toward economic recovery.

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.