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ValvTect Partners with Better Diesel FBC

ValvTect Partners with Better Diesel FBC

11-Feb-2019

ValvTect Petroleum Products will team up with Better Diesel FBC, Inc. — manufacturer of a proprietary diesel fuel combustion improver and fuel injector cleaner additive — to distribute Better Diesel FBC (Fuel Borne Catalyst) and work on new product development. “ValvTect has t...
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Beneteau Adds Hutchinson’s Boat Works to Dealer Network

Beneteau Adds Hutchinson’s Boat Works to Dealer Network

08-Feb-2019

Hutchinson’s Boat Works, Inc. (HBW) is now the exclusive Beneteau powerboats dealer in upstate New York. They will offer the different Beneteau ranges, including Gran Turismo, Monte Carlo, Swift Trawler and Antares. HBW, which was founded in 1908, is a third-generation business and one of...
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Catalina Yachts Acquires True North

Catalina Yachts Acquires True North

31-Jan-2019

Sailboat manufacturer Catalina Yachts is the new owner of True North Yachts. The company has built Downeast-style powerboats for 30 years and is known for infusion technology with lighter and stronger hulls. The True North 34, True North 34 Outboard Express and True North 38 will now be built in...
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Lippert Components Buys Smoker Craft’s Marine Furniture Operation

Lippert Components Buys Smoker Craft’s Marine Furniture Operation

08-Dec-2018

In a long-term agreement, Smoker Craft has sold its marine furniture manufacturing operation to Lippert Components. The outsourcing means Lippert will sell upholstery and seating products to Smoker Craft so the latter company can focus on building boats. “This is an exciting day for Sm...
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Maritimo Adds B & E Marine to Dealer Network

Maritimo Adds B & E Marine to Dealer Network

04-Dec-2018

Australian luxury motoryacht manufacturer Maritimo has expanded its U.S. reach with the appointment of Michigan City, Indiana-based B & E Marine as a dealer partner. Co-Founder Ronald Bensz started the company in 1953 with his friend Rolland Evett. A few years later he became sole owner and...
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Hully Gully Becomes Newest Ontario Four Winns Dealer

Hully Gully Becomes Newest Ontario Four Winns Dealer

29-Nov-2018

Four Winns boats is expanding its network of dealers in London, Ontario, with the addition of Hully Gully Powersports & Marine. The dealership was established in 1971 and currently offers a 25,000-square-foot showroom to southwestern Ontario. “We’re proud to add another great...
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Azimut Exceeds $50 Million in Sales

Azimut Exceeds $50 Million in Sales

29-Nov-2018

Yacht brand Azimut is aiming to be the top-ranked builder in the country by 2020. After recent success at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, where 15 yachts were sold, that goal is closer than ever. “Our objective is to become the top-ranking shipyard in the USA over the next...
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Prestige Yachts Adds Colony Marine to Dealer Network

Prestige Yachts Adds Colony Marine to Dealer Network

28-Nov-2018

Detroit-based Colony Marine is the newest Prestige Yachts dealer for the eastern Michigan region, including Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie. “We are excited to partner with Prestige Yachts to offer our customers these exceptionally designed yachts,” says president and owner...
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MCBC Expects to Close Crest Marine Acquisition By the End of the Year

MCBC Expects to Close Crest Marine Acquisition By the End of the Year

08-Nov-2018

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc., the parent of MasterCraft and NauticStar, announced its plans to finish the takeover of Crest marine by the fourth quarter. Crest Marine, a Michigan pontoon boatbuilder, was acquired for $80 million. “This is a uniquely positioned brand, giving us addit...
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Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales Now Offers HCB Brand

Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales Now Offers HCB Brand

26-Oct-2018

HCB Center Console Yachts has signed Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales (JBYS) to its factory partner business network called the Annex Program. “We’ve been serving the Great Lakes yacht buyer for two generations, and we find HCB’s business philosophy to be consistent with today&rsq...
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