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Mariner Exchange teams with ABYC as part of expansion

Mariner Exchange is a marketplace that connects boat owners with boat-repair professionals.

Mariner Exchange said it released its web platform, expanded coverage to the West Coast and partnered with the American Boat and Yacht Council.

Annapolis, Md.-based Mariner Exchange is a marketplace that connects boat owners with boat-repair professionals.

“We’re very excited to release our new website and expand coverage to Washington and California,” Mariner Exchange founder Alex Nicholson said in a statement.

“We were formerly just a mobile app, and now with the website we’ll be able to reach an even broader audience. We’re also very excited to partner with ABYC, which represents the standard for service in the industry. ABYC member companies will have a badge on their company profile, which will designate to our users that they represent the highest quality.”

“ABYC membership and certified technician status establishes that a service provider is dedicated to boating safety by using established national standards to build, inspect and repair pleasure boats,” ABYC membership director Kevin Scullen said.

“We hope that all of the providers on Mariner Exchange will feature the ABYC logo and that they will have their technicians ABYC-certified to provide a higher level of service to the boating consumer.”

Mariner Exchange said the new developments mark another period of strong growth for the company, which released its Android app and expanded coverage to the whole East Coast in March. The company was launched in July of 2016.

Mariner Exchange said boat owners can now browse more than 4,000 marine service providers to find mechanical, electrical, structural and other services. The platform has surpassed 10,000 users.

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