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Atlantic Marketing Company has a heritage that is marked with a history of quality products and consistent financial strength. The company was founded in 1966 in Old Saybrook, CT as marine manufacturers representatives for the boating industry.

Today the company leads the recreational and commercial marine industry in developing and marketing the most respected line of brands for boating accessory products. Atlantic Marketing, is committed to being an industry leader in effective sales support and market growth. Atlantic Marketing has an ever-expanding network of distributors throughout the Northeast United States, and has set ambitious growth goals for our current markets. Atlantic’s continuous growth is a result of highly effective local and national sales efforts, outstanding and dedicated employees, and a continuing commitment to the highest quality level of integrity and sales representation.

Manufacturers Sales Representative

The primary objective of the position will be to expand and promote Atlantic Marketing’s brands presence in the aftermarket and OEM marine industry, and to drive income growth through the aggressive marketing and sales of existing and new products to current and future customers through distribution.

Requirements:

MA, NH or ME office.  Preferably north of Boston.

3-5 years Marine Industry Experience

Mechanical background with marine engines and systems a plus

Compensation and Benefits:

Base salary with first year plus bonuses

Performance based bonus program

Expense account

401(k) program with company participation

Medical benefits

Company car

Computer and iPhone

Skills and Specifications:

Able to work in fast-paced, self-directed entrepreneurial environment.

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Highly proficient level computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

Excellent telephone sales personality skills.

Prominent organization and presentation skills.

Excellent time management skills.

Highly energetic and self-starter.

Decision-making, problem resolution and creative thinking skills.

Able to multi-task the activities with shifting priorities.

Should be honest, assertive and systematic.

Please forward your resume + salary history to bflack AT amconet.com

Atlantic Marketing appoints Bryn Bachman as a graphic designer and marketing coordinator

STONINGTON, CONNECTICUT (USA) – Atlantic Marketing Company, one of the oldest and largest marine manufacturer representative firms in the US, has appointed Bryn Bachman as a 316889_111101792334637_1130146222_ngraphic designer and marketing coordinator to complement manufacturers sales and advertising programs.

Brandon Flack, Atlantic Marketing president and managing partner, commented “In today’s fast paced world often times factories cannot fulfill the market demands for specific sales support media. Whether it’s print, web, video or email Bryn adds a marine flavor and focus that is consistent with the brands we represent and the market we are selling into.  With Bryn’s intrinsic knowledge and passion for boating she is a great addition to the Atlantic Marketing team and a great resource for our factories.”

While acting in a support role for Atlantic Marketing’s in house needs, Bryn is available for contract work with factories looking for a more complete marine centric solution.  Below is a portfolio of her current work and current software, skills and educational background.

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Be Sure The Exhaust System Is On Your Spring Launch Checklist

THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA (USA) – Most boat owners have a checklist of maintenance items to be performed before spring launch.

Leading exhaust systems manufacturer Centek Industries suggests the following items be included on checklists to avoid exhaust system problems during the boating season.

• Inspect your exhaust system for cracks or other signs of physical damage.

• If you see salt deposits, your muffler is leaking water. If you see any discoloration, your muffler has experienced overheating, damage has occurred and may potentially leak. Before considering a repair or replacement, determine why the leak occurred. Almost 100% of the time, this type of leak indicates that the muffler experienced overheating due to a loss of cooling water in the exhaust stream. If the cause of overheating is not corrected, any repair to your muffler will be a short term solution.

• Inspect and replace hoses that are worn, dry rotted, damaged or cracked.

• Tighten all hose connections. Ideally, hoses should be double-clamped.

• Add sound dampening material on the base of the muffler to reduce noise through the hull and on deck.

• To reduce noise from overboard cooling water discharge, consider adding a Gen-Sep to separate the cooling water from the exhaust gasses. The exhaust gas is then discharged to the atmosphere and the cooling water is discharged below the water line, which will eliminate the splash you hear when the gen-set is running.

• If you’ve repowered, you may also need to replace your exhaust system. To get the most from your new engine or gen-set, it is important to make sure that the exhaust system is properly sized. A properly sized exhaust system provides the best sound attenuation and stays within the backpressure limits set by the engine manufacturer.

Marine Exhaust Systems: Frequently Asked Questions

EXHAUST SYSTEMS NEWS
December 18, 2015
Centek Industries

Frequently Asked Questions About Marine Exhaust Systems
Muffler with salt deposit
A salt deposit on a muffler indicates a “weeping” spot where water is escaping.
How to fix a leaking muffler is a question frequently asked
of the exhaust systems experts at Centek Industries.

THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA (USA) – Since 1962, Centek Industries has designed, engineered and built more than 15,000 custom marine exhaust systems for yachts, workboats, military and law enforcement vessels and many of these designs are used continuously to build exhaust systems for thousands of new boats and refits annually.

At Centek headquarters in Thomasville, Georgia (USA), company experts frequently answer questions about the design, engineering and manufacturing of custom marine exhaust systems. Centek’s engineering staff has more than 80 years of marine wet exhaust system design and innovation experience. Centek is the only registered engineering firm to offer fiberglass exhaust components that are Lloyd’s Register Type approved and meet or exceed ABYC-P1 standards. Centek has also earned a Certificate of Conformance for ISO 9001:2008, for the excellence of its quality management system.

Here are three of the most frequently asked questions.

1. How do I make my boat quieter?
This one is right in our wheel house. There are several options available when it comes to sound attenuation for both propulsion and generator engines. Centek assigns a rating to their standard exhaust products with the range going from Good to Better to Best. Generally speaking, and compared to straight exhaust, the Good rated muffler provides 15-18 dB of attenuation, a Better rated muffler gives a 22-28 dB improvement and a Best provides an improvement of 25-30 dB. These are ball park estimates and should be used as a rule of thumb. Also available are custom systems which can provide even better results depending on your specific engine and space available. For generator exhaust, these same standard mufflers and ratings are used but at the same time there are other considerations to take into account. Is the noise you are hearing actually the engine running or is it the irritating splash you hear as the exhaust cooling water is discharged overboard? If the overboard discharge is the culprit, consider adding a Gen-Sep and separate the cooling water from the exhaust gasses. The exhaust gas is then discharged to the atmosphere and the cooling water is discharged below the water line thus elimination the splash you hear when the gen-set is running.

2. I am doing a re-power – can I use the same exhaust?
This is usually one of the first questions asked when it comes to a re-power for both propulsion engines and for generator upgrades / changes. The short answer is maybe. To get the most from your new engine or gen-set, it is important to make sure that the exhaust system is properly sized. A properly sized exhaust system provides the best sound attenuation and stays within the backpressure limits set by the engine manufacturer. When Centek engineers recommend a specific size, they take into account a number of variables which include, but are not limited to, horsepower, raw water flow, exhaust flow and temperatures, the position of components relative to the waterline and the backpressure limits. If you have a question whether or not your current system will work, call and talk with a Centek engineer and let them help guide you through the process. Also, keep in mind that Centek can supply an almost endless variety of elbows and fittings for your new project.

3. I have a leaking muffler. How can I fix it?
Often customers call in with questions about mufflers or other exhaust components that have developed a leak. In addition to looking for dripping water on the muffler body or water in the area of the muffler, another sign to look for is salt deposits on the muffler. These salt deposits appear as a white chalky substance and indicate a “weeping” spot where water is escaping. Before any consideration of a repair or replacement, first determine why the leak occurred. Almost 100% of the time, this type of leak indicates that the muffler experienced overheating due to a loss of cooling water in the exhaust stream. If the cause of overheating is not corrected, any repair is going to be short lived. Centek uses high temperature resins in all our products; however, if cooling water is interrupted, exhaust temperatures can sky rocket quickly. When temperatures reach a certain point, the resin is essentially baked out of the resin/glass matrix causing water droplets to seep from the damaged area.

When a muffler or other exhaust component develops a leak, the best course of action is to replace the item. A good fiberglass shop can patch a leak on a temporary basis but replacement is critical. Keep in mind, when cooling water is lost and temperatures spike, damage can occur to the internals of the muffler or component which is often impossible see.

Have a question about marine exhaust systems? Ask the experts at Centek. Email info, fax your question to 1+229.228.1270, or call 1+800.950.7653 (toll free in the US) or 1+229.228.7653. For more information about Centek, visit the Centek web site.
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