Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Larson Boats and Brewer Yacht Sales.

Larson Boats LLC, manufacturer of Larson, FinCraft, Triumph and Seaswirl/Striper brands, is partnering with SH Distributing to better service its current dealers and to expand its network in the Northeast region of the United States.

"We're seeing increased demand for all four Larson Boats brands," said Jim Antolik, executive vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement. "With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, there's nobody more qualified to help us meet dealers' growing needs than SH Distributing."

SH Distributing distributes a wide variety of marine products. The company also serves as independent reps for several boat brands, now including all four Larson Boats brands.

SH Distributing will cover the Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Washington D.C., New York, Vermont, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland territories for Larson Boats.

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Hal Slater, of Southington, Conn., was named Brewer Yacht Sales' Broker of the Year for the third consecutive year.

Slater spent 27 years in various sales and marketing positions in the hardware industry before he came to Brewer Yacht part time in fall 2005.

He become a full-time employee and began managing the Brewer Yacht Sales office in Branford, Conn. in July 2006. That year, Slater received Rookie of the Year and Team Spirit awards.

He currently serves on the board of directors of the Yacht Brokers Association of America and has achieved his accreditation of certified professional yacht broker.


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