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Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Legendary Marine, Trac Ecological Products and the Boating Trades Association of Metro Houston.

Legendary Marine recently held an "Oil Capping Celebration" at its Destin, Fla., location.

"This celebration was a breath of fresh air and a sigh of relief as over 230 of our customers and team members came together to commemorate the capping of the Deep Horizon oil spill," executive sales and leasing director Joni Johnson said. "We were honored to share this excitement with our family, friends and local boaters on the Gulf Coast, as we all endured a long period of uncertainty."

Johnson said that although the spill affected every business on the Gulf Coast, Legendary Marine took an active approach to keeping customers on the water.

"Our company continued to do many events with our 'Destinations' Cruise Club to get people out on the water to enjoy their boats and remind them of why boating in Florida is so special," Johnson said. "We did trips such as the Blue Angels Show in Pensacola and Port St. Joe for scalloping. Additionally, we did a lot of local trips, such as rafts up at our famous Crab Island sand bar and Norriego Point."

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Trac Ecological Products, manufacturer of environment-friendly products for on-board equipment cleaning and maintenance, appointed Pac-West Marketing to represent its product line in the western U.S. and British Columbia.

Trac's product line includes Barnacle Buster, Port-o-Flush Jr., GreenClean Boat Soap and Sew Clean.

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The Boating Trades Association of Metro Houston will pay the registration fee for one person from each association member company to attend the Nov. 14-17 2010 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, set for Orlando's Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel.

The association has about 100 members.

"The event has some really great speakers lined up this year," the group's executive director Ken Lovell said in a statement. "We see it as a great opportunity for our members to catch up on all the latest practices."



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Limestone Boat Co. Posts Q3 Results

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Northpoint Expands Marine Presence

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BRP Reports 71% Increase in Q3 Revenues

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Airmar Announces Training Dates

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Mick Webber, the former president/CEO and owner of HydroHoist, has purchased the company from its founders.