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Press Release, APR 16th, 2013:
16 companies confirmed for USA Pavilion at Rio Boat Show


For the first time, E&P Marine, Inc. will have a presence at the Rio Boat Show April 25-May 1. "Brazil remains a top export market for our members, and it's a tough market to navigate," said Julie Balzano, NMMA's Export Development Director. "The NMMA has taken the lead on organizing a USA Pavilion to enable our members the opportunity to efficiently pursue business opportunities in this growing market."

Joining the NMMA are 16 members.

  • E & P Marine, Inc.
  • Camco Manufacturing
  • Captain Harry's Fishing Supply
  • Grady-White Boats, Inc.
  • HydroHoist Marine Group
  • International Marine Certification Institute
  • Lewmar, Inc.
  • Magic Tilt Trailers, Inc.
  • Marquis Yachts, LLC
  • Miami Nautique International
  • NC Department of Commerce
  • P.Y.I., Inc.
  • S2Yachts (Tiara Yachts and Pursuit Boats)
  • Scout Boats, Inc.
  • Solas Science & Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Stingray Boat Company

The efforts of the NMMA in Brazil are supported by the U.S. Commercial Service in Brazil. To kick-off the Rio Boat Show, NMMA, with the support of the U.S. Commercial Service, is hosting a breakfast seminar on April 25 featuring speakers from BR Marinas, Boat Brasil Media Group and Lanchas Venturas, one of Brazil's leading boat builders. The focus of the seminar is educating U.S. marine companies on Brazil's boating industry including opportunities, challenges and legal considerations.

At the conclusion of the show, NMMA members are participating in a one-day site visit to Marina Verolme, one of Brazil's most prestigious marinas located in the popular boating region of Angra dos Reis, to enhance their market research efforts and evaluate Brazil's recreational boating industry from a user perspective.

For more information on NMMA's Export Development Program, contact Export Development Director Julie Balzano,
jbalzano@nmma.org or 954-441-3234


MARCH 4, 2013




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Lilly Diaz, Vice President of Operations, Navalex International
Email: Lilly@EPMarine.com
Tel: +01 (305) 633-1539 ext 206

Press Release, FEB 13th, 2013:
Foreign Distributors Seeking American Brands at Miami Int'l Boat Show


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 Marinefor international sales because they are familiar with distributors, logistics and speak their language.

Lilly Diaz, VP OpsDistributors 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. Save on sellect products Download Show Specials Brochure Press Release, NOV 12th, 2012:
New Running Rigging Lines from Samson Rope Meet High Tech Demand


Samson, the worldwide leader in performance rope, is introducing two new lines to its portfolio of high tech sail rigging; Smooth Ice and Control-DPX™. These products were developed with input and testing of high end riggers and competitive racers.

Control-DPX™ combines Dyneema® fiber and Samson’s patented DPX™ technology into a strong, lightweight line designed to offer the grip and easy handling needed in running rigging applications.

DPX™ adds the grip and soft ‘hand’ of spun polyester to the lightweight strength of Dyneema® fiber. The combination creates a line that performs well where winches are required without an added cover, while retaining the feel needed in a mainsheet or guy.

Smooth Ice is the newest member of Samson’s Flavored Ice family of running rigging protection system. Like the rest of the Ice family, Smooth Ice provides protection from heat build-up, but this cover-only construction combines Dyneema®, Technora®, and polyester fibers for exceptional protection from abrasion inherent of running rigging; especially around jammers and winches and through cleats. Smooth Ice is color-coded and designed to be used with Samson’s high-performance, single braided ropes.

Download product pdf files: New Products by Samson

Samson’s newest recreational marine products continue to set the standard for high performance and can be trusted as a safe and secure application around the boat. Samples of these lines can be seen up close at METS 2012 in the E&P Marine stand 11.315.

Press Release, NOV 12th, 2012:
New Solar Powered Dock Lights from Dock Edge


Dock Edge, a manufacturer of dock and boating accessories, and dock construction and protection products, solar lights, boat fenders, life rings and portable toilets is introducing two new solar lights to its product line.

PILING CAP Lite™ allows enhanced visibility of your dock at night and during adverse weather situations with 360˚illumination. The automatic on-at-dusk light comes with six pre-installed colors allowing you to change color anytime and a wildlife deterent spike. Available with a flat or conical mount. Made of durable UV resistant ABS. Includes rechargeable AAA, Ni-Cd battery.

HD Aluminum DOCK LITE™ will light up your dock, deck or pathway with its attractive, matte finish Hi Intensity aluminum Solar Dock Lite with bright white LEDs. Made with corrosion resistant aluminum, it’s traffic tolerant and has a toe friendly design. Comes with rechargeable battery.

E&P Marine will have Dock Edge products including dock fenders and bouys at METS 2012 in stand 11.315. Or you can download New Product Sheet here.

Michael Vasallo, the business development director for E&P Marine can be interviewed during METS 2012 in booth 11.315 where E&P Marine is featuring the latest and most exciting products from Perko, HMG (Hi-Tide Manufacturing), Innovative Product Solutions, Jim Black & Associates, Sudbury Boat Care Products, Rule, Jabsco, Ritchie Navigation, Veethree, Dock Edge and Samson Rope.

Announcement, OCT 26th, 2012:
Sudbury Boat Care Products NOW Represented by E & P Marine

Sudbury Boat Care ProductsWe are proud to announce the worldwide representation of Sudbury Boat Care Products.

For decades, Sudbury has been the name to trust when it comes to easy to use, environmentally responsible products for virtually every boat care need including cleaners, sealants, solvents, waxes & polishes, lubricants, repair compounds and fuel additives.

Download new Sudbury Boat Care Products here.

E & P Marine continues its quest to assist you as the global representative for the most prestigious U.S. based marine manufacturers.

If you would like to know more about Sudbury Boat Care Products or any of our other fine brands, please feel free to contact me. Until then, I look forward to hearing from you.


Miguel A. Vasallo, VP Sales & Marketing

Miguel Vasallo,
Vice President of Marketing and Sales, E & P Marine
Email: Miguel@epmarine.com
Tel: (305) 634-6110 x207







Announcement, Feb 3, 2012:
Miami International Boat Show, February 16-20

Miami Int'l Boat Show LogoThe Miami International Boat Show will once again allow us the opportunity to meet face to face and exchange ideas. E & P Marine will have personnel in place to assist you as the global representative for various US-based marine manufacturer's. 

Find us with Ritchie Navigation in booth:

If you would like to prearrange a meeting, kindly reply to this email and we will contact you with a confirmation.

Until then, I look forward to attending the show and most of all, I look forward to meeting with you.


Lilly Diaz, VP Operations
Lilly Diaz,
Vice President of Operations, E & P Marine
Email: Lilly@epmarine.com  
Tel: +01 (305) 634-6110

See Us in Booth M60 - CONVENTION CENTER | Ritchie Navigation

Ritchie Navigation, has been engineering, innovating and building marine compasses for over 150 years.

November 2011 - Save 25% on Jim Black & Assoc Escape Hatch

While quantities last, Jim Black and Associates is offering a 25% discount on 18" x 18" (457mm x 457mm) Escape Hatch. read more....

Upcoming Trade Shows - Opportunities to Meet Face to Face

METS LogoSee us at METS in Amsterdam
November 13-15, 2012

Ibex LogoSee us at Ibex in Louisville, Kentucky, USA 
October 2-4, 2012



SEPT 2011 - Become an Authorized Ritchie Service Station

As part of Ritchie's continued growth commitment to customer satisfaction and product support, the world's oldest compass manufacturer continues to expand its network of Authorized Repair Stations. read more....


MAY 2011 - Ritchie's Voyager and Navigator Compasses Meet the New Wheelmark Standard

Wheelmark LogoWheelmark approval is required for magnetic compasses on life boats, rescue boats and commercial vessels in Europe. read more... 


Perko in the News

Announcement, May 15, 2011:
United States Enforces New Emissions Standards for Gasoline Powered Vessels.


Perko Emission Control Systems 
Recommended CARB Canister System above (click image to see other typical designs)

New Emission standards from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will take effect on July 31, 2011. This will affect gasoline powered vessels imported into the U.S.

Manufacturers will have to comply with new fuel system designs with integrated components (canisters, fills, vents and valves) such as those available from PerkoFuelSystems.com.

Included in the regulations is a transition program which allows manufacturers a phased-in period to produce exempted vessels.
In order to participate in this program you must send EPA written notification by July 31, 2011.

Download sample notification letter for your use.

Perko-Delphi Marine Canister & Specialized Fuel System Valves
Perko has been manufacturing fuel system components since 1936 and they now include carbon canisters and specialized fuel system valves design specifically to meet new EPA and CARB emissions regulations. Click one the images below to learn more about the necessary components:

Perko Specialized Fuel System Valves
Perko Specialized Fuel System Valves
Perko-Delpi Marine Canister
Perko-Delpi Marine Canister

Posted by,Miguel A. Vasallo, VP Sales & Marketing

Miguel Vasallo,
Vice President of Marketing and Sales, E & P Marine
Email: Miguel@epmarine.com
Tel: (305) 634-6110 x207

Announcement: January 1st, 2011:
E & P Marine Expands Business Activities in Europe

Christoph Witt
Christoph Witt, Marine Sales Consultant

As part of the strategy to support our worldwide expansion, US-based marine manufacturer's representative E & P Marine has engaged the services of Christoph Witt, a marine sales consultant based in Germany, effective January 1st 2011. 

Christoph Witt is a proven leader with numerous years of sales and marketing experience in the recreational marine industry and has worked for reputable companies such as Aqua Signal and Torqeedo in the past.

E & P Marine is committed to continued worldwide expansion of its represented line of recreational marine products, particularly in the European market.

We extend our most sincere welcome to Christoph.

Miguel A. Vasallo, VP Sales & Marketing

Miguel Vasallo,
Vice President of Marketing and Sales, E & P Marine
Email: Miguel@epmarine.com
Tel: (305) 634-6110 x207


News Release November 17th, 2010:
Perko and E & P Marine Present Top Distributor Award at METS

By IBI Magazine

US marine equipment manufacturer Perko and manufacturer's representative E&P Marine Inc awarded Brazilian distributor Regatta with Perko's first ever Top Distributor award at METS this week in Amsterdam.

The presentation took place on Tuesday at Perko's stand and celebrates 28 years of collaboration.

"We've been working with Regatta for almost 30 years," said Perko's vice president of marketing George Bellwoar. "This is the first time we've presented this award. We've never had good reason to before. It's very rare for us to do something like this."

Perko manufactures a wide range of marine equipment from deck hardware to navigation lights at its Miami facility.

"Some distributors struggle to carry a broad selection of Perko products, but Regatta carries a wide range. We're proud to have them as a distributor."

Regatta founder Paulo Veloso began the company with his business partner 28 years ago. The distributor has 10 retail stores - with plans for two more to open next year - and supplies both the boatbuilder and end user, even selling boats.

"We've really seen the Brazilian marine industry develop," said Veloso. "The boom in Brazil is not as profound as everyone says it is, but compared with the crash felt in other countries then Brazil is doing very well. After a dip in 2009 we're already back up to 2008 levels, which was a fantastic year."

Vice president of E&P Marine Miguel Vasallo has seen an increase in the number of American companies looking to export since the crisis.

"We used to only represent US manufacturers in the Caribbean and in South America, but two years ago our representation went worldwide," says Vasallo. "The Pacific Ring is doing well, Australia in particular, and the Middle East is still very interesting."


News Release October 26th, 2010:
Announcing Partnership Between HMG and E & P Marine

Hi-Tide Manufacturing Group, LLC expands international export business through its newly developed partnership with E & P Marine. E & P Marine, Inc. will be the exclusive representative for all business outside of North America for Hi-Tide Manufacturing Group, LLC.

Hi-Tide Manufacturing Group, LLC is a privately held company based out of Kissimmee, Florida with its members having over 40 years of engineering and manufacturing experience.

Hi-Tide Manufacturing Group, LLC manufactures the brands of Innovative Product Solutions and Jim Black & Associates.

E & P Marine, Inc. is a world-renowned marine sales representative group established in 1980, with over 30 years of hands on experience including marine and industrial engineers and staff.

Contact: Hi-Tide Manufacturing Group, LLC
P.O. Box 420640,
Kissimmee, FL 34742-0640
Tel: +01 (407) 933-2029
Fax: +01 (407) 846-3551
Email: info@gotohmg.com
Website: www.gotohmg.com

News Release posted by:Miguel A. Vasallo, VP Sales & Marketing

Miguel Vasallo,
Vice President of Marketing and Sales, E & P Marine
Email: Miguel@epmarine.com
Tel: (305) 634-6110 x207


News Release October 7th, 2010:
Veethree Instruments receives ISO 9001 – 2008 certification

Veethree Instruments is proud to announce that it has recently received ISO 9001 – 2008 certification. After acquiring the Teleflex line of instruments in March of 2009, Veethree has worked hard to obtain the ISO certification. It shows their commitment to the industry that they have systems in place to allow them to meet their quality policy and “to ensure customer satisfaction by providing a high quality product on time at a competitive cost through continual improvement”. The Veethree team appreciates their current customers and will work hard to win the trust of others. For more information on Veethree products you can contact sales@veethree.com or visit their website at www.v3instruments.com.
ISO 9001 Certification

Posted by: Eddy F. Hernandez, Process Development Director, E & P Marine


News Release June 1, 2010:
Hiring of Eddy Hernandez as new Process Development Director

After a full year of pursuing our worldwide expansion, E&P Marine is pleased to announce that Mr. Eddy Hernandez has joined our group as Process Development Director.

Mr. Hernandez, with his sound understanding, knowledge of our industry and his organizational skills is a great addition to our growing team. Previously with Bertram Yachts, Eddy was a Manufacturing Control Manager and has been involved in different stages of Supply Chain Management.

The addition of Eddy brings a key component to the development of our systems and the implementation of our strategic planning.

Eddy's Contact Information:
Eddy F Hernandez,
Process Development Director
Email: eddy@epmarine.com
Tel: (305) 634-6110

Posted by: Miguel Vasallo, Vice President, E & P Marine

July 2009

Veethree, Inc. appoints E & P Marine , Inc. as their manufacturer’s representative for Central & South America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.


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