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Groupe Beneteau appoints new U.S. brand president

Groupe Beneteau has announced the appointment of Christophe Lavigne as president of U.S. brands Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab. This appointment takes effect immediately. Lavigne, has been vice president of engineering and customer service in Cadillac, Mich. for the past 11 years leading engineering and product development for all four of the boat builder’s brands. He has devoted his ...

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Groupe Beneteau wraps up Cadillac brands dealer conference

The 2019 Groupe Beneteau Dealer Conference held Sept. 7 to Sept. 9 in Sarasota, Fla. featured demonstrations of the company's four Cadillac-built boat brands. The conference attracted 450 attendees from 27 different countries. In attendance were 350 dealership members, 100 supply partners and company staff. Four brands on display included Four Winns, Glastron, Scarab Jet, and Wellcraft.  Four Winns showcased ...

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Beneteau launches new US outboard boat line

Beneteau has announced it is bringing its Antares range of boats to the U.S. market for the first time. The Antares 21, 23 and 27 outboards are the new generation of coastal cruising boats from Beneteau. The Antares 21, 23 and 27 were designed entirely by the Beneteau design team. The tulip-shaped hull design of both new models in the ...

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SailTime, Jeanneau announce strategic marketing partnership

SailTime has announced a new strategic marketing partnership with Groupe Beneteau's Jeanneau. The partnership allows SailTime bases throughout the United States to sell Jeanneau boats into their local fleet via SailTime’s innovative yacht ownership program. SailTime has more than 30 bases in North America and five bases in Australia. SailTime members share the use of a professionally managed boat through ...

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Groupe Beneteau, SkipperBud’s celebrate Michigan groundbreaking

Groupe Beneteau and Skipper Bud’s recently broke ground for a new 46,000 square-foot facility on Cass Lake in Waterford Township, Mich. The new facility is located in Oakland County, which typically has the highest registrations for boats in the state of Michigan. Onsite marine services will include dry stacks, a gas dock, service, and sales. Mike Pretasky Jr. is the ...

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Bruce Sargent retires after 45-year industry career

Glastron Boats has built a rich legacy of turning heads through its 60-plus years in the marine industry. Forty-five of those years were served with Bruce Sargent, who is retiring from Glastron effective June 1, 2018.  Sargent started working for Glastron in December 1972 in Austin, Texas. His first position was the general accounting manager, but he soon found his ...

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Glastron Boats names Murray Marine Sales & Service as new dealer

Expanding its dealer network in Southern Florida, Glastron boats, a division of Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac Operations announced Murray Marine Sales & Service as the newest addition to their distribution channel. “It’s an exciting time to have Murray Marine join our growing network of dealers. We look forward to working with Lee and the team at Murray Marine as they will ...

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Glastron Boats adds Nautical Ventures Group to dealer network

Glastron boats, a division of Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac Operations recently announced Nautical Ventures Group, Inc. as the newest addition to their distribution channel. “We are very pleased to have Nautical Ventures join our growing network of dealers. We believe the team at Nautical Ventures will excel with Glastron and look forward to seeing a variety of our products circulate throughout ...

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Scarab Boats adds Galey’s Marine to California dealer network

Scarab Boats has expanded its dealer network in California by adding Galey's Marine to the company's distribution channel. “We are excited to have Galey's Marine join our distribution team. We look forward to working with Don Galey and the team at Galey's Marine as they have been a longtime industry leader and will certainly advocate the circulation of Scarab products ...

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Wellcraft expands its dealer network in Alabama

Wellcraft has added Alabama-based Gulf Coast Boat Sales as the newest addition to its distribution channel. “We look forward to working with Hank Miner and the team at Gulf Coast Boats as they will be a pivotal role in the future success and circulation of our Wellcraft products in Alabama and its surrounding area,” said Andy Lindsay, vice president of ...

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