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Chaparral and Robalo named MRAA Partner Members

Thursday, November 8, 2012   (0 Comments)
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MINNEAPOLIS — Marine Products Corp., a leading U.S. boat manufacturer and the parent company of Chaparral and Robalo, has been named a Partner Member of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas.

"We are honored to have earned Chapparal and Robalo’s partnership, ” says Matt Gruhn, President of MRAA. "During the recession, their company demonstrated its commitment to their dealer networks, providing dealers with outstanding support during the most challenging of times. We are thrilled that they also have chosen to promote marine retail success through support of the MRAA.”

Through its largest subsidiary, Chaparral Boats, Marine Products is one of the leading manufacturers of sterndrive powerboats in the United States. Marine Products also competes in the sport fishing boat marketplace with Robalo offshore sport fishing boats.

"We invest in supporting our dealers because we understand how important a strong and balanced dealer-manufacturer relationship is to both parties’ success,” says Jim Lane, President of Chaparral Boats, Inc. and Robalo Boats, LLC. "Our partnership with the MRAA is another way we can encourage the success of the marine dealer body and ultimately, the entire boating business.”

About Marine Retailers Association of the Americas

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is the only North American association dedicated to furthering the interests of boat and engine dealers and other marine-related retailers throughout North America. Under the umbrella of MRAA Rewards, the MRAA offers a host of cost-saving, revenue-generating, business-improvement, and professional-development benefits exclusively for its members. MRAA is the united voice of marine retailers. For more information, visit

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