SureShade signs Derema Group as reps
SureShade signed the Derema Group as its manufacturing representative for the Northeast, Midwest and West. The company said in a statement that the partnership will expand its sales and service relationships with OEM clients across 34 states.
SureShade said Haimes Coleman Group will continue to be its exclusive manufacturer representative for the 14 states in the Southeast.
“We chose Derema Group based on their extensive coverage, proven track record in marine accessory manufacturing sales and their expertise in SureShade’s emerging market opportunities with pontoon boats and the RV industry,” said Dana Russikoff, SureShade business leader and co-founder, in the statement. “SureShade is now poised to provide our clients with industry-leading sales and service coverage across the contiguous 48 states and fast-track our next phase of growth.”
SureShade introduced two products at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference last week: the ATF-SG silent glide and MTX pull-out shade. It also gave a “sneak peek” of two new “industry-transforming” products.
Prestige partners with Colony Marine
Prestige Yachts said it added Colony Marine to its stable of dealers. Detroit-based Colony will serve as Prestige’s dealer for the eastern Michigan region, including Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie.
“Adding a partner like Colony Marine allows us to continue our focused growth in the North American market,” Nick Harvey, president of Jeanneau America/Prestige Yachts, said in a statement.
Colony Marine is the largest dealer in southeast Michigan, with three locations. It also sells Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Crest and Chris-Craft boats.
Grande Yachts to handle Regulator
Regulator Marine said it signed Grande Yachts International as a dealer. Grande Yachts has dealerships in Coconut Grove, Dania Beach and Pompano Beach, Fla.
“Their team shares our commitment to quality and our drive to deliver the best fishing and boating experience possible to our customers,” Regulator president Joan Maxwell said in a statement. “We can’t wait to kick our partnership off right at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show later this month.”
Since 2009, Grande Yachts has expanded from a single dealership in Maryland to include full-service locations from New York to Florida. “Regulator is a great fit for us,” said Bryan Braley, founder of Grande Yachts, in the statement. “Quality and top-tier lifestyle amenities are critical with any brand we carry, but the fact that Regulator is a true fisherman’s center console is what excites us the most.”
Navigare adds U.S. base, appoints partner-dealer in Ontario
Navigare Yachting continues its expansion in North America with the addition of a base in New England, while adding to its network of partner-dealers. Navigare is a charter operator with 250 units in eight destinations.
Navigare said that Narragansett Sailing Charters in Barrington, R.I., is its first base in the United States. The base will have two monohulls larger than 50 feet and six catamarans, which are available to Navigare owner-investors through reciprocity sailing and Navigare charter clients. The company has bases in the British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Greece, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Thailand.
In other news, Navy Point Yacht Sales was appointed a Navigare partner-dealer for Ontario. “The demand from boaters in our area is increasingly shifting toward the Caribbean and other destination sailing,” said Steve McPherson, president of Navy Point Yacht Sales, in a statement. “Navy Point’s commitment to the sharing economy makes for a perfect partnership with Navigare. It simply gives us more opportunities to attract customers who want to enjoy boating.”
MJP adds to sales and service network
Marine Jet Power appointed four sales and service representatives in Argentina, Panama and Brazil. “These new representatives are a part of a larger commitment to the Americas, not only to expand business but to better support existing customers in the region and provide the best user experience possible,” MJP president Douglas Natoce in said a statement.
The new representatives include Tecnimotors in Argentina, which specializes in preventive and corrective maintenance, major repairs and components for marine, industrial, agricultural and road equipment. “We appreciate the confidence placed in Tecnimotors, and we have full confidence that the growth will be noticeable,” said Ariel Sanchez, service manager, in the statement.
DES Tecno-Industrial in Panama will provide support, sales and parts distribution. The company is well established in the region and represents other manufacturers, including ZF and MAN engines.
Motor Services Hugo Stamp Brasil will represent MJP in Brazil. Located in Rio de Janeiro, the company specializes in turnkey services for the marine, power generation, and oil and gas markets.
“This partnership is another solid step in our journey to build our foundation and strategy in Brazil by giving us strong solutions to become a leader in the maritime industry,” said general manager Fernando Alcaide.
Headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, Marine Jet Power is a global leader in waterjet propulsion.