Dealers and Distributors


Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Scania, Seakeeper, Schrader Yacht Sales, Laser Performance and Safe Haven Systems by Carolina Waterworks.

Scania appointed Mack Boring & Parts Co. distributor for its commercial marine diesel engines in the Eastern United States.

For the last year, Mack Boring has been a Scania distributor in the Great Lakes region. Scania engines are used in a variety of applications, including ferries fishing boats, tugboats, pilot boats and rescue vessels.

Mack Boring is a leading diesel engine distributor headquartered in Union, N.J., with additional sales and service locations in Middleborough, Mass.; Wauconda, Ill.; and Wilmington, N.C.

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Seakeeper says it has brought on one new American and six new international distributors to keep up with increasing demand of its Gyro Stabilization System.

In North America, Seaworthy Marine Supply will now cover Texas from its headquarters in Fulton. The company will complement Seakeeper's established U.S. distributors: Mack Boring & Parts Co. of Union, N.J., and Atlantic Marine Power Systems of Fort Lauderdale.

Kemper en van Twist, located in Dordrecht, Netherlands, will handle its homeland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Athens-based Motocraft will manage Greece, and the Turkish market will be served by Marina Deniz.

Marine Express will cover Brazil from Sao Paulo, while Super Marine will service the Persian Gulf region, including Kuwait and the UAE. In Australia, Twin Disc in Virginia, Queensland, has been signed.

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Pat Barry, service manager at Schrader Yacht Sales, of Point Pleasant, N.J., was recognized as a Yamaha outboard master technician, the dealership reports.

This represents the highest certification a Yamaha technician can attain.

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Dinghy Locker @ Landfall entered into an agreement with LaserPerformance to become a full-line gold dealer from Darien, Conn., to New York City.

As of April 15, Dinghy Locker will stock all LaserPerformance boats and product categories including C420, Sunfish, Laser and V-15, as well as Seitech dollies and racks, and Storm boat covers and blade bags.

"Landfall has been offering the best products, service and insight for more than 25 years, and we are excited to be partnering with the leading manufacturer of racing and recreational dinghies," said Capt. Henry Marx, president and founder of Landfall, in a statement.

In addition to carrying LaserPerformance's racing brands, Dinghy Locker will also stock the full recreational line including Bahia, Bug, Pico, Sunfish, Vago and Zuma.

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Safe Haven Systems by Carolina Waterworks is actively seeking dealers.

The company has a 60-day trial period and supplies advertising, marketing, customer service and technical support, as well as in-depth training.

Carolina Waterworks offers ad support for the first year and, after that, provides a co-op advertising plan. The program includes marketing materials, catalogs, flyers and ad slicks. A dealer support representative and design staff are also available to answer questions.

Training resources include videos, instruction manuals and comprehensive guidelines for selling and installing Safe Haven Systems. In-person training is also offered at Carolina Waterworks' manufacturing facility or at dealer locations.

An established roto-molding company, Carolina Waterworks has manufactured marine products for more than 25 years. Locally owned and operated, it is dedicated to constant design innovation and development.


Quick Hits: October 30, 2020

HMY Yacht Sales opens new office; FLIR, Patrick Industries, Marine Products Corp., and Twin Disc all report quarterly financials.

BoatUS, Stakeholders Ask FCC to Reconsider Approval of Ligado L-Band Wireless Plan

A group says the land-based, industrial 5G L-Band wireless network will make the nation’s GPS system less reliable.

VIDEO: Get On Board Campaign Sees Results

The boating and fishing industry worked together to leverage the health benefits of both activities during the pandemic.

Yamaha Tech School Partnership Program Hits Century Mark

The outboard manufacturer’s program creates a student-to-technician pipeline for Yamaha dealers and provides technical schools with instructor-led courses and tools.

A Wealth of Debuts at FLIBS

Over 20 new models are premiering at the downsized show; here are some of the standouts under 60 feet.

One of a Kind

This year’s FLIBS is truly unlike any other: notably less crowds, but with a healthy dose of serious buyers.