Since the addition of Rob Parmentier as president and CEO, Sailfish Boats has seen significant growth in its dealer and dealer partner network for its line of center consoles, dual consoles and walkaround models from 22 to 36 feet. The Cairo, Ga.-based builder has added nine dealers across the country — in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, Washington as well as Ontario, Canada. “Our new dealer partners not only fill open markets and opportunities for Sailfish, but also represents the best in their individual markets for sales, service, and building customer relationships,” said Parmentier in a statement. “Our quick growth and pledge from these new dealers are a strong signal that Sailfish’s steadfast commitment to making the best boats possible illustrates the company’s effort on brand growth. We offer the best boats that have the right balance of fishing features and family comfort, sold and serviced by the best group of dealer partners.” The complete list of new dealers can be seen here.
Suzuki Motor Corporation reported a 27.6 percent drop in consolidated net sales for the second quarter, and a 36.8 percent decline in operating income. For its marine segment, business decreased 0.6 percent to 47.2 billion Japanese yen, around $456 million by today’s exchange rate. Operating income in the marine segment decreased 13.7 percent year-over-year to 9.3 billion Japanese yen, around $89.8 million. “They were kept at this level owing to recovery of sales of large outboard motors mainly in North America.” the company said in a statement.