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Chaparral, Robalo Upgrade to MRAA Premier Partner Members

Wednesday, November 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
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MINNEAPOLIS, November 16, 2016 — Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats have upgraded their membership with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas to a Premier Partner Member.


Based in Nashville, Ga., Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats are one of the longest-standing boat builder members of the MRAA. With more than 50 models between the two brands, Chaparral and Robalo have grown to leadership positions within their respective markets, by continuing to be on the cutting edge of design and technology. Chaparral and Robalo have entered new markets in the past five years and have found great success in their new endeavors.


“Chaparral and Robalo are proud to support and continue our partnership with the MRAA,” said Ann Baldree, Sr. VP Chaparral and Robalo. “We feel very strongly about dealer education and dedicate significant resources to provide training to our sales professionals throughout the world. By enhancing our partnership commitment, we are able to further support our dealers and the MRAA.”


The MRAA has partnered with Chaparral and Robalo for each of the last three years on dealer education, delivering high-quality educational programs to the boat brands’ dealer networks. Again in 2016, MRAA, through, is providing access to several online training modules on the latest sales trends and expert advice to help power boat sales across the network.


“MRAA is honored by its long-standing relationship with the Chaparral and Robalo boat brands,” says MRAA President Matt Gruhn. “Our educational programming, whether it’s found at our annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo or online through always seeks to provide real-world solutions for today’s dealers, and we’re proud that Chaparral, Robalo and their respective dealer networks continue to find great value in it, as well.”


Chaparral and Robalo lead a continually growing roster of boat manufacturers, vendors and suppliers that have chosen to support the dealer community through partnership with the MRAA. Find a full menu of partner benefits here.


About MRAA

At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the companies that interact with the boater in their community must thrive. Those businesses determine the boater’s experience and are the leading factor in the industry’s success. The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those businesses, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, please call 763-315-8043.


About Chaparral Boats, Inc & Robalo Boats LLC.

Chaparral Boats, Inc. and Robalo Boats LLC are leading manufacturers of fiberglass boats under two brand names: sterndrive, jet and outboard pleasure boats by Chaparral, including H2O Sport and Fish & Ski Boats, SSi and SSX Sportboats, Sunesta Sportdecks, Xtreme Towboats, Signature Cruisers and Vortex Jet Boats, SunCoast Outboard Sportdecks, and outboard sport fishing boats by Robalo.


Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats are subsidiaries of Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX).  For more information about Marine Products Corporation, Chaparral, and Robalo visit our websites at,, and

8401 73rd Avenue North, Suite 71, Minneapolis, MN 55428