Updated:
Original:

Ranger Tugs seeks international dealers

Ranger Tugs is expanding its dealer network and seeking qualified dealers to join the company's international division.

Ranger ranked eighth in market share in 2009 for fiberglass inboard boats 24 feet and larger and it ranked fifth in the same category in 2010. There are more than 1,000 Ranger Tugs owners in North America and its line of shallow-draft, fuel-efficient boats is well-positioned to grow internationally.

"Ranger Tugs are an ideal complement to existing dealer inventory and will satisfy dealers looking to expand their product line or diversify their offering to boaters around the world," the company said in a statement. "Dealers will find that Ranger Tugs generate a quick consumer following and opportunity for sales growth."

The international sales division of Ranger Tugs, based in Austin, Texas, is led by Mark Belisle and Pam Hoppe. Ranger Tugs models will be displayed this week at the Miami International Boat Show. Interested dealers are invited to visit Ranger Tugs at the show.

Related

Suntex Acquires Tampa Area Marina

The Marinas at Little Harbor, with slips and drystack storage, is in a resort community that’s being developed in Ruskin, Fla.

Littelfuse to Acquire Carling Technologies

The $315 million transaction is expected to close in the fourth fiscal quarter.

Boat Sales and Fraud

Boat History Report has tracked a 123 percent increase in fraud on the preowned-boat market since the pandemic buying spree began.

Avoid Cutoff Confusion

Dealers should familiarize themselves with a new law requiring engine cutoff switches so they can inform their customers. Meanwhile, a new program puts Ohio youth in kayaks to learn about the importance of the Great Lakes.

Wave Wifi MNC1250

Wave WiFi’s new Dual Band Marine Network Controller with SIM-activated cellular system (MNC1250) distributes fast reliable internet onboard. It can be connected to any internet source and transmits both 2.4 and 5GHz AP signals for speed and reliability. Gigabit ports provide fast throughput and Wave’s proprietary Graphic User Interface makes it easy to set up and operate.

OneWater Acquires T-H Marine

OneWater Marine purchased the Huntsville, Ala.-based P&A provider for around $185 million.

Groupe Beneteau Acquires Starfisher

The Portugal-based yard builds powerboats from 25 to 35 feet and was doing subcontracting work for the group.