Ribcraft Appoints Representative in Canada

Ribcraft, Marblehead, MA, a manufacturer of rigid-hull inflatable boats ranging from 14 to 30 feet, has appointed David Megarry as its first Canadian independent representative.

“I look forward to a long-term relationship with Ribcraft and introducing them to Canada,” says Megarry.

Megarry, who has more than 30 years of experience boating and an extensive background in sailboat racing, will be responsible for promoting the brand to professional and government agencies along with recreational boaters in Eastern Canada. Megarry will have responsibility for the territories of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay, Ottawa and Montreal.

According to Matthew Velluto, Ribcraft's Director of Business Development, approximately 70 percent of the company's business comes from commercial contracts with safety professionals, law enforcement, the military and yacht clubs.

“We recognized the size of that market potential in Canada and that it was under served,” says Velluto. “We felt it was time to go out and get some representation up in that region.”

Velluto says Ribcraft will continue to sell factory-direct. “We use independent representatives in different parts of the world and that's what we're doing in the Canadian market as well.”

Contact David Megarry at (905) 330-2330 or dmegarry@ribcraftusa.com