Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Brewer Yacht Sales, MarineMax, Meridian Yachts, Bruntons Propellers and Pro-Line Boats.

Brewer Yacht Sales was selected as the Northeast sales and servicing dealer for Albemarle Sportfishing Boats.

"We are excited to represent the Albemarle line of boats to our customers in New England," said Dave Pugsley, vice president and general manager of Brewer Yacht Sales in Westbrook, Conn. "Brewer Yacht Sales is extremely selective in the boat brands we represent. Albemarle's reputation for superb quality, safety and dependability make them the perfect partner for us and a perfect offering for our customers."

Albemarle offers 11 models, from the trailerable 242 Center Console to the 410 Convertible Sportfishing Yacht.

Additionally, Viking Sport Cruisers and Brewer said they finalized an agreement that appoints Brewer as the authorized representative for sales and service of Princess Yachts in New England.

"For many years, the Brewer Yacht Yard Group has been a key provider of service in New England, frequently assisting us and our dealers with our customers traveling in the many popular destinations of that region," said Tom Carroll, president and CEO of Viking Sport Cruisers. "From Day One, customer service and the quality of the ownership experience has been our foremost priority at Viking Sport Cruisers. We believe that Brewer Yacht Sales, with the combination of a comprehensive service organization and a professional sales team, is well-positioned to deliver the Viking difference in every Princess yacht they sell in the New England region."

Brewer Yacht Sales is part of the Brewer Yacht Yard Group of full-service marinas.

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MarineMax will represent pontoon builder Harris FloteBote in Minnesota; Lake Hopatcong, N.J., and the surrounding area; and Phoenix and Tempe, Ariz., and the surrounding areas.

"By adding a premium pontoon brand like Harris FloteBote to our lineup, MarineMax continues to enhance its position as 'the complete marine retailer,' offering a vessel to maximize every customer's time on the water," said Bill McGill, MarineMax president, CEO and chairman.

Harris FloteBote builds seven model series.

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Meridian Yachts announced five additions to its network of dealer representatives.

They are Russo Marine, representing Meridian in Boston and Medford, Mass.; B&E Marine in Michigan City, Ind.; Sail & Ski in Austin, Texas and San Antonio; Trudeau's Marina in Portland, Ore.; and Horizon Yacht Sales in Grenada and the Grenadines.

"We're thrilled to be adding dealers of this caliber to our existing network of dealer-partners," said Rob Parmentier, president of Sea Ray Group. "Many of these dealers are icons in the marine industry and several have long histories with Sea Ray Group and Brunswick. They'll be phenomenal ambassadors for the Meridian brand."

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Bruntons Propellers Ltd., a manufacturer of custom propellers, including Varifold and Autoprop, announced the appointment of Yacht Engineering Solutions as its official distributor in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

YES opened in Palma de Mallorca in 2006. It will provide a complete service to clients - warranty, diagnosis, supply, removal and installation to include any ancillary work on the propulsion gear.

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Pro-Line Boats appointed six factory-authorized dealers.

They are Dock Holiday, Jacksonville, Fla.; Planet Marine, Charlotte, N.C.; LMC Marine, Houston; The Marine Collection, Miami; Dockside Landing, Ticonderoga, N.Y.; and Saba Marine, Colchester, Vt.

"We are excited to have these new dealers as part of the Pro-Line family," said John E. Walker, president of Pro-Line Boats. "Every one of them fit into our business plan of partnering with strong long-term dealers. And in turn they recognize the value of the new dealer programs we have implemented, as well as the quality of the product we produce. We look forward to doing business with them."


Quick Hits: March 3, 2021

RBFF’s Take Me Fishing campaign offers embeddable fishing and boating map

MAN Achieves Emissions Certifications

The engine manufacturer, which also announced an extension of its supply partnership with the Ferretti Group, now meets major emissions standards worldwide.

In-Person Palm Beach Show Approved

The city of West Palm Beach OK’d the permit for the four-day show, which opens March 25 with a host of safety precautions.

Distributor Expands ePropulsion Sales Territory

Mack Boring will now offer ePropulsion’s electric outboards in the entire North American and Central American markets.

Registration Still Open for NMMA Webinar

The March 4 State of the Industry webinar includes the presentation of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards and the Alan J. Freedman Award.

Rollick Secures $8.5 million in Funding

The market strategists said Web traffic in the third quarter of 2020 was up 245 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Time to Cry Foul Over Erie Canal Changes

An act has been introduced in the waning days of New York’s annual budget process that allows no opportunity for public input.