Protective Asset Protection joins MRAA

Protective Asset Protection joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas at the partner level.

Protective Asset Protection joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas at the partner level.

The MRAA said the company has provided customized finance and insurance products for marine dealerships since 1978, offering protection for sterndrive, inboard, outboard, diesel and personal watercraft such as jet skis and serving thousands of U.S. marine, automotive, power sports and RV dealerships.

Auto Trader Today recently recognized Protective Asset Protection with a 2016 Dealers’ Choice Award. The company hosts a full menu of interactive training, the MRAA said.

“Our employees serve thousands of dealerships each day, and partnering with MRAA is just one more way we support marine dealerships and their core mission to sell more boats,” vice president of specialty products Bill Koster said in a statement. “We anticipate this partnership will allow more retailers to protect tomorrow by embracing today.”

“I’ve had the privilege of seeing firsthand the way Protective does business, and welcoming them to MRAA at the partner level shows their commitment to supporting our members and the entire retail boating sector,” MRAA president Matt Gruhn said.


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