Dealers and distributors


Dr. Shrink, an international supplier of shrinkwrap and installation accessories, chose Hansen Marine as its new distributor in Sweden.

"With 24 hours of sunlight in the summer and 24 hours of darkness in the winter, Dr. Shrink products are perfect to protect boats and other outdoor equipment in these extreme conditions," said Mike Stenberg, president of Dr. Shrink. "We're delighted to have Hansen Marine introduce Dr. Shrink's products to this promising market."

Headquartered in Stockholm, Hansen Marine specializes in American marine and auto parts.

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American Global Yacht Group was named an exclusive Southport Boatworks dealer for the east coast of Florida — from Miami to points north, including Jupiter.

Southport Boatworks is based in Leland, N.C.

AGYG, with offices in Florida, Maryland, Toronto, Seattle and Australia, sells both new and preowned boats.

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CrossCurrent Marine was selected as the sole J/Boats representative in the Southeastern U.S. market. From its newly opened office in Sarasota, Fla., CrossCurrent will distribute all current J/Boat models to clients in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

“We are very happy to partner with J/Boats and grow their presence in this important boating market,” said Craig Crossley, president of CrossCurrent Marine. “Through programs we develop in conjunction with J/Boats, owners in the Southeast will receive the high-quality service and support they deserve.”

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At its annual meeting and show, Kellogg Marine Supply named Andrew Colloton, from Awlgrip, its Representative of the Year.

Kellogg Marine Supply, based in Old Lyme, Conn., has distributed Awlgrip products for more than 25 years.

Colloton was selected for the honor “for his total commitment to meeting Kellogg Marine’s overall quality service initiatives throughout the 2008 season,” the company said in a statement

Colloton has represented Awlgrip in Connecticut for two years. Prior to joining Awlgrip, he worked with Hayn Marine for four years.


Sharrow Marine to Build MX-1 Props in Michigan

Founder Greg Sharrow announced the new global manufacturing HQ will be located in his hometown of Detroit.

Conception Captain Charged With 34 Counts of Manslaughter

The dive boat fire that killed 34 was among the deadliest in recent U.S. maritime history.

ABYC Foundation Announces Educator of the Year

The award was established to honor instructors that are shaping future marine service technicians.

Quick Hits: December 2, 2020

Vesper appoints global sales manager; Horizon Yachts wins Taiwan Gold award; and NFWF announces $1.2 in coral reef grants.

Patrick Industries Acquires Taco Metals

The components manufacturer had been family-owned for 60 years.