Ocean Craft Marine Announces Boat Enthusiasts, Ted Widen

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ocean Craft Marine, the maker of AMP, a line of world-class rigid-hulled amphibious inflatable boats (RHIBs), today announces a brand ambassador partnership with Chicago Area Boating Enthusiasts Ted Widen and Mark Kaplan. Widen and Kaplan will represent Ocean Craft Marine in the Great Lakes region to build brand awareness and sell and market RHIB AMPs to potential customers in the Midwest.

“With a passion for the nautical lifestyle, Ted and Mark are the perfect brand ambassadors for Ocean Craft Marine and our amphibious RHIBs, and the Great Lakes region is the perfect area for our AMP product as the dock space and safe harbors are so limited. We are excited about our new Brand Ambassador program and look forward to working closely with them to help Midwestern boaters successfully accomplish their individual boating missions,” said said Jo Stapleton, Americas Region Sales and Marketing Manager, Ocean Craft Marine.

The AMP is a high performance Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) with a unique amphibious four-wheel drive wheel system allowing the boat to be driven out of the water and onto the beach of waterfront houses. lake or on a trailer. The boat’s patented deep-V hull with inverted-U chines ensures that the ride on the water is dry, stable, safe and fast, capable of reaching speeds of 60 miles per hour on the water. AMP’s BAS-100 amphibious wheel system is holistically integrated into the boat, consists of 4 independently motorized wheels powered by an independent 40 horsepower Briggs and Stratton engine, and offers electric flight control to climb and get off the plane. quality marinized aluminum wheel legs and move the ship forward and backward on land. A single steering wheel offers front-wheel power steering in addition to the propulsion motors, making the boat easy to operate, while its automatic electronic braking system makes shore crossings safer.

The AMP is available in three sizes: 7.1m (23ft), 8.4m (28ft) and 9.8m (32ft). Top layouts are available in multiple configurations.

With extensive knowledge of the Chicago area, Widen is one of Chicago’s most successful Berkshire Hathaway Home Services real estate agents. His career has revolved around knowing the Chicago scene and all aspects of all areas of the city. In 1998, Widen launched ChicagoScene.com as one of the nation’s first local online social and entertainment websites. In 2001, he unveiled the very popular Chicago Scene Magazine. For more than 20 years, Widen has produced events including New Year’s Eve at the Drake Hotel and the Chicago Scene Boat Party. He founded the Chicago Scene Boat Party in 2000, Chicago’s most publicized summertime boating event. Each year, hundreds of boats participate with over 10,000 participants.

“We see the MPA not just as a cool toy, but as a real solution for Lake Michigan boaters frustrated with the lack of protected coves and marinas in the area,” Widen said. “Furthermore, Ocean Craft Marine is a great manufacturer who stands behind their product with a true dedication to customer service.”

Kaplan is a successful entrepreneur with knowledge of real estate, development and investing. He currently works as a realtor and developer at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Chicago. Kaplan helped launch the Chicago Scene Boat Party in 2000. Kaplan launched Chicago Sailboat & Yacht Charters, which provides guests with exclusive and luxurious boating experiences on Lake Michigan.

Additionally, Ocean Craft Marine will be the presenting sponsor of the famous Chicago Scene Boat Party to be held on August 6, 2022. The event celebrates its 22n/a anniversary. The Boat Party has become one of the largest and busiest boating events on Lake Michigan.

For more information about Ocean Craft Marine, visit oceancraftmarine.com. Stay connected with Ocean Craft Marine on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Contact Widen at [email protected] and Kaplan at [email protected] For additional sales inquiries, click here.

About Ocean Craft Marine
Based in Annapolis, MD, Ocean Craft Marine helps recreational and professional boaters successfully accomplish their individual boating missions by providing the safest, highest quality, purpose-built rigid hull inflatable boats in the world. They offer a unique combination of deep, global boat building experience, a dynamic design and production process, and a dedication to comprehensive customer service. For more information about Ocean Craft Marine, visit oceancraftmarine.com.

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