Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
NorthCoast Boats of Bristol, R.I., has added six dealers on the eastern seaboard of the United States as part of the company’s “strategic distribution plan.” After establishing dealers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic coasts, the company says it will look to expand distribution to the Southeast and western states as well.
A ban on the sale and use of copper antifouling paint that contains more than 0.5 percent copper in Washington State will be delayed until January 1, 2021 under a bill signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee.
Simpson Marine, Asia’s largest yacht dealership will now carry Aquila Power Catamarans. Simpson will offer the full line of Aquila models at its Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia locations.
Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings announced it acquired Texas Marine, which has served the state’s southeast market since 1981 and had 2017 total revenues approaching $40 million.
Allied Marine announced an enhanced relationship with its controlling company, Ferretti Group, by becoming the exclusive dealer for Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Riva and Mochi Craft along the U.S. East Coast, as well as an authorized dealer for CRN and Custom Line.
Sirocco Marine has opened a new 72,000-square-foot dealership in Fort Lauderdale after outgrowing a 10,000-square-foot location in Dania Beach, Fla.
The new FD85 from Horizon Yachts will make its U.S. debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.