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Barton Marine appoint Marine Connect as South African Distributor

by Barton Marine 9 May 18:00 BST
Barton Marine Appoint Marine Connect as South African Distributor © Marine Connect

Barton Marine are pleased to announce a new distribution partnership with Marine Connect in South Africa. Representing the full Barton Marine range, the Marine Connect team will facilitate supply of Barton's popular, durable and great value deck equipment range of over 2000 products for the South African marine industry and sailing community.

Marine Connect was founded in 2023 by Warren Harvey, a well-known figure in the sailing world with over 25 years' experience building long term relationships throughout the marketplace, in a variety of roles. He has also sailed competitively for over 38 years, including representing South Africa in 3 world championships. Over the last twelve months, the business has rapidly developed to become a recognised supplier to the boat building, water sports and superyacht market segments.

The Marine Connect team will provide comprehensive professional sales representation to include, strategic sales planning, targeted sales efforts and results monitoring to ensure maximum availability of the Barton Marine brand to sailors across the country.

Suzanne Blaustone, Barton Marine CEO said, "Improving the supply of our extensive deck hardware range in South Africa has been on our agenda for some time and it is great to partner with Warren at Marine Connect to drive our efforts forward. South Africa is an important marketplace with a long history of sailing excellence. The improved availability of the Barton range will provide sailors with a better option to upgrade and repair their yacht equipment."

Warren Harvey, Marine Connect, said, "We are excited and proud to have partnered with Barton Marine by being awarded sole distribution rights for their products in South Africa. The Barton range offers our local South African sailors the opportunity to purchase high end quality products at an affordable price which adds value to the marine industry in South Africa and allows our sailors to have world class products at their disposal."

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