Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Marquis Yachts, Buzzards Bay Yacht Sales and Win-tron Electronics.

Marquis Yachts recently opened a new Marquis Yacht Center, serving customers along the northern Gulf Coast in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

Fred Pace, with his team of yachting industry veterans, manages the facility where the complete line of Marquis brand premium quality yachts will be marketed. This center is affiliated with Legendary Marine and will serve the region from the Marquis sales office and full-service boatyard in Destin, Fla.

"We are honored to have Fred Pace and his team sell and service Marquis brand yachts," said Robert VanGrunsven, president of Marquis Yachts. "Their enthusiasm and commitment toward continued growth and advancement clearly demonstrate high standards and is a tribute to their unending passion to please their customers."

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Buzzards Bay Yacht Sales, New England's exclusive Yellowfin Yacht dealer, announced the addition of Ocean Yachts to its new-boat sales offerings.

BBYS now represents both Yellowfin high-performance center consoles (17 to 42 feet) and the Ocean line of sportfish and cruising yachts from 37 to 73 feet.

Located at Kingman Yacht Center, Cape Cod's largest marina and boatyard, Buzzards Bay Yacht Sales was built to be a resource for each step in the boating cycle - from brokerage and new-boat sales, to outfitting and upgrading of systems, to maintenance and repair by on-staff technicians certified by virtually every major engine and marine electronics manufacturer.

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Marine electronics distributor Win-tron Electronics added a new element to its B2B Web site.

Dealers with login capability can now virtually flip through a "live color" copy of the 2010 print catalog.


‘We’ve been working our butts off’

With his boatbuilding pedigree, 28-year-old Philip Faulkner launched Avid Boats in just six months. The startup has a facility, financial backing, boats on the line and big plans going forward.