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Southport Announces New Dealer Partnership in North Carolina

Monday, February 27th 2017

Southport Announces New Dealer Partnership in North Carolina
Southport Boats of Augusta, Maine has announced a new dealer relationship in the North Carolina market. Southport has signed on Collins, Inc., of Smithfield, North Carolina as their newest dealer. Collins is a longstanding and successful dealer in North Carolina that focuses on supplying high quality boats to discerning anglers and recreational boaters. A family-owned operation, Collins Boating has been a cornerstone of the North Carolina boating industry since opening in 1956. For Southport, this represents a return to the brand’s roots. A dealer in North Carolina with ties to the fishing community stands to be a great success. “We are very excited to welcome the Collins, Inc. to the Southport Dealer Network, they are excited to get their boats and have already announced plans for some great marketing events in conjunction with Southport” said Jonathan Kirby, Marketing and Sales Director at Southport. Kirby added that “With many of the original North Carolina-built Southports still in that state, reintroducing the brand to that market through Collins should reignite the passion for Southport in North Carolina”. Southport Boats, located in Augusta, Maine builds robust, quality engineered offshore center console boats on three platforms (27', 29' and 33'). The semi-production builder employs 40 experienced and dedicated craftsmen and technicians in a 50,000-square foot production facility. For more information, please visit Collins Inc. specializes in fishing boats up to 35ft, all with reliable Yamaha Power. For more information visit

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