Foreign Distributors Seeking American Brands at Miami Int'l Boat Show
PR Log - Feb 13, 2013 - The Miami International Boat Show attracts more than the local boating enthusiast. Marine part distributors from the Caribbean, Central America and South America will fall upon the Miami Beach Convention Center on February 14th-18th looking for American manufacturers and their products. Manufacturers often prefer to use a representative such as E&P Marine for international sales because they are familiar with distributors, logistics and speak their language.
Distributors can range from large scale distribution networks to a sole store on the banks of the Amazon serving 200 miles of river. Lilly Diaz, VP of Operations for E&P Marine in Miami says "We're thrilled to see our customers in our backyard because we're so used to meeting them in their country of origin." "This year I'm looking forward to meeting up with Kiero from Argentina, they buy Perko hardware and navigation lights, as well as Veethree instruments and boat trailer accessories from Dutton Lainson. Powerboat Marine from Puerto Rico buys Ritchie Navigation compasses, JJ Marino from Columbia and IBC from Santo Domingo will both purchase Sudbury Boat Care products, Ferreteria Zaragoza from Mexico is always interested in Samson Rope. Oh, and Baron from Argentina wants to buy port lights and hatches made by HiTide Manufacturing." The list goes on and on. Demand is strong for quality items, especially marine products that have to withstand harsh environments. E&P Marine expects to meet with over 70 manufacturers from overseas at the show.
It's not only distributors looking for U.S. manufacturers, it's also foreign boat manufacturers (aka OEMs) looking for parts to install on their vessels. E&P Marine represents a wide assortment of marine products; practically everything that goes on a leisure boat.
This year E&P Marine is offering manufacturers specials specifically for foreign distributors. Specials include free freight on Dock Edge products, discounts on Ritchie compasses, Jim Black port lights, HiTide hatches, and Sudbury boat care products.
As a proud member of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, who are dedicated to advocating the strength of marine manufacturing, the sales and service networks of its members. and the boating lifestyle, E&P Marine participates in trade shows around the world with a solid reputation.
E&P Marine will be at the Ritchie Navigation booth M70 at the Miami International Boat Show.