Seabrook, Texas-based AER Supply, a marine wholesale distribution company specializing in complete technical systems for the commercial and pleasure boat markets, has signed a contract with Richards Marine Marketing of Heisson, Wash., an independent marine manufacturer’s representative, to be AER’s representative for the C-Marine thruster product line in Alaska, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Richards Marine will promote the C-Marine thruster line to dealers, installers and boat builders in the region.

The C-Marine Electric Bow Thruster is an important device when moving vessels at low speed. It makes maneuvering easier, safer and quicker. The propeller, which is made of maintenance free synthetic material, can run in two directions, thus producing a jet flow to port or starboard. Each propeller is designed to achieve maximum thrust in a small tunnel diameter. This makes maneuvering in tight spots against a strong current or a shifty wind much easier.

“Richards Marine Marketing is a well-respected manufacturers’ representative, with a proven track record of delivering strong results for lines such as Mastervolt and Marinco. We have great confidence in Richards’ ability to get the word out about the C-Marine thruster to customers throughout the U.S. Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, and we look forward to working with them,” said Rudolf Mes, general manager of AER Supply.

“We are pleased to be able to introduce C-Marine Thrusters to our customers and we are looking forward to working with AER to build sales of the thrusters in our territory. Our viewpoints on growth combined with mutual technical and applications expertise creates a relationship that will benefit all parties,” said Mark Richards, president of Richards Marine.