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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from MasterCraft Northwest/Seattle, CWR Electronics, Thermoboat Ltd., Innovative Industrial Solutions and National Innovative Visions.

MasterCraft Northwest/Seattle added Centurion Boats to its 2010 offerings.

"We're very excited to add Centurion to the MasterCraft Northwest/Seattle family," company president Shaun Sorensen said in a statement. "Centurion is a premium brand and a great product. Their team stands behind everything they do. Centurion boats are a favorite here in Utah and we're glad to be the home for Centurion sales and service."

Along with MasterCraft boats, MasterCraft Northwest/Seattle is the exclusive home of Centurion boats in western Washington.

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CWR Electronics added DigitalYacht to its line of products.

DigitalYacht provides solutions for both power and sail with applications ranging from 30-foot boats to superyachts. Their AIS solutions allow even small boats to receive AIS transmissions for charting and navigation.

CWR is a full-service distributor of marine, outdoor and consumer recreational products.

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Thermoboat Ltd. of Sidney, British Columbia, was chosen as the North American importer of StressFree Anchor Winches.

Made in Australia, StressFree Anchor Winches offer anchor rode handling products for vessels from 16 to 38 feet and are suited for power- and sailboat applications.

Thermoboat will be responsible for OEM and distribution sales throughout Canada and the United States.

"This is a terrific anchor-handling solution for the small- to medium-size recreational boat," said Hugh Carroll, president of Thermoboat, in a statement. "This will benefit anyone who needs to weigh or set an anchor quickly and efficiently without ever needing to touch the anchor line. Fishermen will find they spend less time anchoring and more time fishing with this product and shorthanded sailors can lower or raise the anchor without ever leaving the helm."

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Innovative Industrial Solutions, a full-service distributor that serves the awning, marine, sign, billboard and banner markets, now carries WeatherMax 80, WeatherMax LT and fire-retardant WeatherMax FR.

"We're excited about distributing WeatherMax," IIS president Mark Shymansky said in a statement. "The possibilities of this product are endless and we feel that it will play a major role in our line of advanced fabrics."

IIS has distribution centers in Boynton Beach, Fla., and Dallas.

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National Innovative Visions Inc., makers of Elete pontoons and houseboats, added new dealers to its network: Collins Marine in Tonawanda, N.Y.; Harborside Marina of Wilmington, Ill.; and Gull Lake Marine in Richland, Mich.

This brings to 19 the number of dealers representing Elete Pontoons in the U.S.

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