Brownies Marine Group Announces First Full-Line Dealership in California
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept 26th, 2011 --Brownie's Marine Group, Inc. (OTCBB: BWMG), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributer of highly specialized dive and safety products, announced today that Ocean Enterprises(“OE”) of San Diego (http://www.oceanenterprises.com/ ) has agreed to become the first “full-line” stocking dealer of Brownie’s unique dive systems in California. The strategic partnership arrangement will include Brownie’s Third Lung and Yacht-Pro tank fill systems.
Robert Carmichael, Brownie’s CEO commented “After years of tuning our product offerings to ideally suit the needs of family boaters and the yacht diving enthusiast, we are happy to begin replicating our South Florida results in one of the other prime yachting zones of the country. Adding our product and integration support resources to a very capable “scuba” store is a recipe for success. We believe most scuba stores rely on “student based” revenues, broadening the offering to include our yacht diving and Third Lung products will significantly increase the revenue efficiencies beyond the scope of traditional scuba sales. The high visibility and professionalism of Ocean Enterprises and Werner and Mrya Kurn is a great way to kick off the entry of Brownie’s into Southern California and the new yachting season.”
Founded in June 1979, OE is considered by many professionals in the dive industry to be one of the top 10 dive centers in the United States. For over 30 years, OE has offered Scuba Diving Classes, Travel and professional equipment sales and service. Ocean Enterprises is also a Professional Association of Diving (“PADI”) Career Development Center fully licensed to train “PADI” dive instructors.
Mr. Carmichael further commented, “The Yacht-Pro scuba tank fill product line and the patent-pending VS battery powered dive units require key exposure points around the globe in order to realize full market potential.”
Mr. Carmichael concluded, “We also recognize the power of familiarizing new dive professionals with our unique products. The dive instructor is often regarded as the single most influential factor in molding divers’ buying habits. We realize most dive instructors have never been diving on a Brownie’s Third Lung dive system and see this as an added opportunity with the OE partnership. We believe training dive instructors on the excellent attributes of the new VS battery-powered dive system will steadily build new market share for our brand, while filling the void between snorkeling and scuba diving.”
About Brownie's Marine Group, Inc.
Brownie's Marine Group, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Trebor Industries, Inc., d/b/a Brownie's Third Lung, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida designs, tests, manufactures and distributes recreational hookah diving, yacht based scuba air compressor and Nitrox Generation Systems, and scuba and water safety products. The Company sells its products both on a wholesale and retail basis and is comprised of three highly specialized dive product groups. The Company is an industry leading manufacturing and distribution company that serves middle income boat owners, higher income yacht owners, recreational divers, military operators and public safety personnel. The Company holds more than ten patents and enjoys a robust product development and intellectual property program that has yielded several proprietary products. Many of these products and innovations have become the “standard” for the marine industry. The Company is known for its meticulous devotion to detail, high quality production and design ingenuity. In the boating and diving community, Brownie’s is known as the market leader when it comes to surface supplied “Third Lung” dive systems and Scuba Tankfill Systems for yacht-based diving. Brownie’s products and support service divers at all levels of the underwater world, from shallow-water dive systems to deep-water mixed gas support systems for exploration divers and submariners.
In 2010, Brownie’s introduced the first in a series of patent-pending Variable Speed Battery Powered Third Lung (hookah diving) devices engineered to conserve energy while delivering performance to the diver up to 3-times that of the nearest competitor. For more about Brownie’s www.browniesmarinegroup.com.