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Turning Point Propellers is offering an improved Prop Wizard 2.0 program designed to make every dealership a prop expert.

The program has been updated with the new Legacy, Patriot and Voyager series propellers and more 2007 boat models. Dealers can now customize the program to show only specific propellers. Also, boat and engine selection pages have been streamlined, and there’s an electronic cross reference section for every major propeller manufacturer.

For information, click here.

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Scout Boats Inc. of Summerville, S.C., added three more dealers to its roster, bringing the total number of dealers in Scout’s network to 70.

The new dealers are: Annapolis Boat Sales in Stevensville, Md.; Sport City Inc. in Ocala, Fla.; and Mare Blue Marine Group in Cancun, Mexico.

“This new expansion to our already successful dealer network will provide convenience for current and future customers, as well as new markets for our company to strengthen our brand,” said Alan Lang, national/international sales manager for Scout Boats, in a statement.

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Regal Marine of Orlando, Fla., joined dealers from more than 30 countries on the shores of southern France recently to celebrate record-breaking sales from the boatbuilder’s global distribution network.

“Our father built Regal on relationships, especially in countries around the world,” said Duane Kuck, Regal president and CEO, in a statement. “Our goal in coming to France was to re-establish those relationships face-to-face, to better understand the changing global marketplace, and to recognize these dealers for such an outstanding year.”

For model year 2008, Regal said it eclipsed its best year for sales outside North America, with Marine Trade of Russia becoming its top distributor for the first time. In addition, Marine Trade and Regency Marine (United Kingdom) made Regal’s President’s Club, recognizing Top 10 status in global sales.

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Maxum Marine, a Brunswick boat company, recently appointed Infinity Yachts as its authorized dealer in India for sales and service.

The dealership, which is part of the Infinity Group, will offer the full range of Maxum products from 18-foot sport boats to the 37-foot luxury sport yacht, according to a report on www.IndiaInfoline.com.

“Infinity Yacht’s proven track record of providing excellent customer service through their automotive division and their willingness to invest in the infrastructure to service the boating customer was a critical factor in the appointment of Maxum in India,” said Todd Harris, business manager for the Asia-Pacific region, in a statement.

Pooja Choudary, managing director of Infinity Yachts, says water activities are increasingly being sought after by Indian elite.

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