MARYVILLE, TENN. - Marine Accessories Corporation (MAC) and TurboSwing B.V. have signed an exclusive manufacturing and distribution agreement for TurboSwing product in the United States, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Headquartered in The Netherlands, TurboSwing has developed a unique and patented towing system for outboard boats that facilitates water skiing, wakeboarding and other towed watersports.
“The TurboSwing product is a perfect complement to our vast array of watersports towers and accessories,” said MAC Chief Executive Officer Rick Reyenger. “It specifically addresses the outboard power market and affords those customers a reliable and convenient way to enjoy tubing, skiing or wakeboarding behind their boats.”
The TurboSwing system features a semi-circular stainless steel tow bar that can be attached to most outboard motor brackets and does not require removing the motor. The tow rope is attached to a pulley on the tow bar that runs smoothly around the motor cowl, keeping the rope clear of the wake for watersports. There is also a commercial version that facilitates towing other vessels or objects while simultaneously functioning as an engine guard rail. The patented design has won numerous awards and recognition.
TurboSwing Director Jeroen Behrend said, “This relationship gives TurboSwing access to solid distribution channels, experienced manufacturing and superior customer support within the designated region. Additionally, it is particularly gratifying to know that MAC shares our commitment to quality.”
Under the agreement, Monster Tower will handle TurboSwing sales, distribution and customer support for the designated territories. Owned by MAC since 2002, Monster Tower was the first company to offer aftermarket universal-fit wakeboard towers and accessories through a network of dealers and online.
To manufacture the TurboSwing product, MAC has tapped another one of its companies – Xtreme Tower Products (XTP) in Maryville, Tenn. XTP designs and manufactures custom watersports towers and accessories for many of the world’s top boat brands. Production is slated to begin in January 2013.
In a related move, the parties executed a second agreement establishing Marine Accessories B.V. This new entity will be responsible for marketing and distributing MAC’s marine canvas and wakeboard tower products and accessories throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“Having designated representation for these markets will further strengthen MAC’s global presence,” said Reyenger. “It will help us address any cultural nuances, bolster distribution and facilitate controlled growth.”
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About Marine Accessories Corporation
Marine Accessories Corporation (MAC) is a leading manufacturer of marine canvas and watersports towers and accessories to OEM and aftermarket customers worldwide. MAC companies include Great Lakes Boat Top; Westland Industries; Xtreme Tower Products; Monster Tower waketowers and accessories, and Z5 Performance Sport Racks. MAC was formed in 1998 by Westland Industries of Phoenix, Arizona, and Prospect Partners, LLC of Chicago, Illinois.
About TurboSwing B.V.
TurboSwing BV is an international water sports company that manufactures and distributes the TurboSwing tow bar. This unique and patented towing system for outboard powered boats elevates the tope rope and facilitates recreational water skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. Commercial applications include rescue operations and towing boats and other floating objects.