AB Marine signs deal with Australian manufacturer


MagicEzy, an Australian manufacturer of gelcoat repair products, is breaking into the North American market by signing with Newport, R.I.-based marine distributor AB Marine.

The company’s products include 9-Second Chip Fix, Hairline Fix and Mega Fusion.

“We’re very excited about working with AB Marine,” MagicEzy CEO Warwick Lindsay said in a statement. “They have an excellent reputation in the industry for representing the finest marine products and are also known for offering customers the newest breakthrough technologies.”

“Our MagicEzy product line takes one of boat ownership’s most difficult tasks — fixing chips, dents, scratches and stress cracks — and makes it easy for anyone to achieve professional results. Customer response across Australia has been fantastic, and we’re confident the same will happen across North America as boaters learn about our products and see them in their favorite stores.”

“We immediately recognized that MagicEzy products deliver an innovative solution for a problem that all boaters face,” AB Marine co-founder Steve Armitage said. “MagicEzy makes fixing the endless chips, dings and scratches that come with everyday boat use easy for everyone, which is why we expect a strong response from our customers. When you have a product that’s simple to use, effective, affordable and addresses an important need in the market — that’s a sure winner.”


Patrick Acquires SeaDek Parent

The Indiana-based company continues its strategy of growth through acquisitions.

BoatUS, USPS Resume Safety Checks

The groups are offering the service during safety events, or boaters can conduct the inspection using an online guide.

Stepping Up the Pace of Relief

A positive jobs report, 3 million vaccinations per day and consumer confidence point toward economic recovery.

Freedom Boat Club Buys N.Y. Franchise

The latest acquisition is Brunswick’s sixth corporate-owned Freedom operation in the United States.

In-Person NMEA Conference Announced

The electronics conference, in conjunction with the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services, is scheduled for Sept. 20-24 in Orlando, Fla.

Vesper Appoints U.S.-based Manager

Damien Frye will drive sales of the New Zealand-based company’s Cortex product line.

Groupe Beneteau Sells CNB

As part of the conglomerate’s realignment, the Groupe has inked an agreement with Italian yard Solaris to purchase the bluewater sailing brand.