Dec 11, 2018

BeneteauBeneteau America announced the appointment of a new dealership: Hutchinson’s Boat Works, Inc (HBW) as their exclusive Beneteau powerboats dealer in upstate New York. They will offer the different Beneteau ranges like Gran Turismo, Monte Carlo, Swift Trawler and Antares.

Hutchinson’s is a fourth-generation business with spectacular business principals and a great family team.  As one of the of the oldest active Sea Ray dealers in the world, the partnership with Beneteau is a careful methodical step for HBW.  “This partnership is the most important thing that has happened to the company since 1967 when we became a Sea Ray dealer” according to Mark LaLonde, President of Hutchinson’s Boat Works. “We look forward to debuting the Gran Turismo 40 at the Central New York Boat Show in Syracuse, NY Feb. 14 – 17, 2019.”

“Hutchinson’s Boat Works is another great all-American dealership to join our global dealer network. We look forward to many years of prosperous business together” adds Jean-Francois Lair, Director of Sales at Beneteau America.

Hutchinson is a 4th generation family business (started in 1908).  They have a Marina with sales, service, storage and dockage.  They have been a Sea Ray Dealer since 1967 and a Bennington Pontoon Boats since 2011. They offer a well-equipped marine store and fuel dock with pump-out station.  Technicians are sent for training yearly. They are located in the heart of the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River in northern New York, bordering with Canada.

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Ben PilonBy Rob MacLeod – The Informed Boater

Ben Pilon, CEO of Kingston Anchors and its parent company BPE Group of Companies (BPEGroup.ca) in Kingston, ON grew up in manufacturing. By the age of 15, Ben was sweeping floors in his parents company. After graduating from University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, Ben’s first thought was to go into manufacturing. What he found was, Canadian banks were less receptive than he had hoped, so he started BPE Development at age 24.

Working on what would become a strength of each of BPEs investments, Ben started by bringing together a unique team that grew and evolved.

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