Fort Lauderdale-based Paradox Marine appointed Barrow International to develop and support the European distribution network for the company’s wireless boat security, tracking and monitoring systems.
Based in England, Barrow International has more than 30 years experience in marine industry distribution.
Paradox Marine will be at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam later this month (Nov. 18-20) to promote Marine Magellan Insight, a new wireless security, monitoring and surveillance system with GPS satellite tracking.
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Shore power equipment manufacturer Furrion, of Beaverton, Ore., opened a 24,000-square-foot distribution center in Elkhart, Ind. The facility will be managed by Future Sales Inc., a warehouse management company.
“Elkhart is well-served by major highways and rail lines,” said Mark Curry, Furrion North America sales manager, in a statement. “Thirty national trucking firms serve the city, positioning Furrion to quickly and cost-effectively serve our boatbuilding and aftermarket customers throughout the U.S. and Canada.”
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Milltech Marine, a Seattle-based provider of Automated Identification System products, signed a master distribution agreement with Comar Systems Ltd. for its complete range of AIS hardware products.
United Kingdom-based Comar Systems manufactures AIS hardware products, including receivers, transponders and VHF antenna splitters.
“The addition of the Comar Systems product line enables our customers and dealers to gain access to features not found in other AIS products,” said Doug Miller, president of Milltech Marine, in a statement. “These features include support for USB, RS-422 NMEA interfaces, network capabilities and an active marine VHF antenna splitter for use with AIS transponders.”
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AER Supply Ltd. of Seabrook, Texas, was named exclusive distributor for WillDo-USA, also of Seabrook, for the Gulf States and Central United States.
WillDo’s product line consists of discharge systems for bilge, black and gray water; a 360-degree-rotatable hydraulic saildrive; and the Jet Thruster System. WillDo also manufactures a multipurpose service vessel used mainly in marinas.
AER Supply is responsible for all sales, service and support for WillDo-USA products within its territory, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. The company is also establishing a dealer network to cover retrofit installations.