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Sea-Doo personal watercraft and sportboat dealer Lake Norman (N.C.) Power Sports announced details on this year’s ICW PWC ride.

The 100-mile passage from Wrightsville Beach, N.C., to New Bern, N.C., takes place Aug. 6-9. The event is open to all PWC owners and takes riders past some of the most scenic land- and waterscapes on the East Coast.

The ride includes organized parking, mapped route, group meals, overnight stays at waterside inns, and support crews.

For information on the Lake Norman Power Sports ICW ride, contact Susan Martin at (704) 896-6022 or visit

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Tiara Yachts named B&E Marine, of Michigan City, Ind., as a new dealer covering Indiana, Illinois and Missouri.

B&E Marine is a family-owned dealership established in 1953.

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Mercury Marine recently announced 22 winners of its 2008 Preferred Supplier Award, which is based on excellence in quality, delivery, customer service and cost management.

The winners are ACH Foam Technologies (Fond du Lac, Wis.), Anjun Industrial Co. (Daejeon, South Korea), Ashland Distribution (Charlotte, N.C.), Brunk Industries (Lake Geneva, Wis.), Carpenter Technologies (Reading, Pa.), Cast-Rite Corp. (Gardena, Calif.), CMA Cables (Bolivar, Ohio), Crystal Finishing (Schofield, Wis.), EC Styberg Engineering (Racine, Wis.), Gold Eagle Co. (Chicago), Lawrence Screw Products (Chicago), Macimex (Tenango de Valle, Mexico), Molded Dimensions (Port Washington, Wis.), Quality Packaging (Fond du Lac), Sungwoo Automotive (Pohang, South Korea), Synerject (Newport News, Va.), Tobin Machining (Fond du Lac), Trialco (Chicago Heights, Ill.), United Packaging (Apple Valley, Minn.), Tyco Electronics Corp. (Harrisburg, Pa.), Wisconsin Steel & Tube (Milwaukee), and ZF Industries (Fort Lauderdale).

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Laborde Products added National Maintenance and Repair as a service and sales dealer. The dealer has operations in Hartford, Ill., Paducah, Ky., and Harahan, La.

National Maintenance and Repair will provide sales and support for Laborde Products' Mitsubishi marine propulsion engines in all three locations. It will also provide sales and service for Laborde's packaged product division, Diesel America.

Laborde Products has provided products to the marine and industrial markets for more than 25 years. As an engine distributor, it represents Yanmar, Mitsubishi, FPT (Iveco) and Hatz Diesel engines. Laborde also packages its own diesel-powered equipment under Diesel America.

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Fan manufacturer Caframo appointed Lewis Marine Supply as a distributor to boatbuilders and dealers along the East Coast from Maine to Florida.

Caframo 12- and 24-volt fans are designed, built and tested for marine use.

Established in 1956, Lewis Marine Supply stocks more than 25,000 items and services boatbuilders and marine dealers from locations in Rockland, Maine, Greenport, N.Y., Edenton, N.C., Cocoa, Fla., Stuart, Fla. and Fort Lauderdale.


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