Clarion Brings Aboard Land ‘N’ Sea Distribution to Expand Availability of Marine Products to Marine Retailers and Installers

As a key Clarion distributor, Land ‘N’ Sea will provide authorized marine retailers and marine installers access to Clarion’s extensive line of marine-grade products

Cypress, Calif. September 29, 2016 – Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in consumer and commercial mobile electronics, announced today that Land ‘N’ Sea Distributing, Inc. has been appointed as a distributor of its marine systems and accessories targeting marine dealers and installers in the United States. Clarion will continue selling directly to boat builders, top marine retailers, and e-commerce accounts.

Through Land ‘N’ Sea, authorized marine dealers and electronics retailers will now have access to Clarion’s extensive and purpose-built marine product line, including award-winning source units, speakers, amplifiers, remotes, and accessories.

Recognized by the industry for their benchmark durability and reliability, every Clarion marine system and accessory endures a battery of character defining tests. By replicating prolonged UV exposure, simulating the humid saltwater environment and rigorously testing for thermal shock to imitate quick changes in temperature, Clarion ensures that its marine line-up can withstand the rigors of the harsh marine environment.

“As a leading supplier of OEM and aftermarket marine audio and entertainment solutions in the United States, we are always looking for new ways to increase consumer access to our extensive line of purpose-built marine products,” said Paul S. Lachner, President of Clarion Corporation of America. “Working with Land ‘N’ Sea will greatly broaden Clarion’s presence at marine-focused retail stores and dealers across the United States, allowing them to offer the very best in marine audio entertainment products to their customers.”

The addition of Clarion’s marine product line is in line with Land ‘N’ Sea’s mission of providing its network of marine dealers and retailers with excellent support and access to products from the marine industry’s most trusted brands.

“For more than 40 years, Land ‘N’ Sea has continually offered its dealer network the latest products from the marine industry’s leading brands,” said Tom Schuessler, President of Land 'N' Sea. “We are excited to be working with Clarion to expand availability of their award-winning marine product line to our unparalleled network of marine dealers. Access to Clarion products will provide our dealer network new opportunities to increase sales, as well as enhance customer loyalty by offering class-leading audio and entertainment solutions specifically engineered for maximum reliability and endurance in the harsh marine environment.”

All Clarion marine systems and accessories are available for purchase immediately through Land ‘N’ Sea. For more information about Clarion’s line of marine-grade audio systems, speakers, amplifiers and accessories, please visit www.clarionmarinesystems.com.

About Land ‘N’ Sea:

Land ’N’ Sea Distributing, Inc. is a full service, wholesale only distributor, serving the marine, RV and powersports industries for over 40 years. With over 60,000 different parts and accessories available from fourteen warehouses, Land ’N’ Sea prides itself in fast efficient delivery throughout the US and Canada. In a cooperative effort with Mercury Marine's Latin America and Caribbean division, Land 'N' Sea serves over 60 additional countries worldwide. For many years, Land ’N’ Sea has been recognized as the industry leader with the most innovative marketing and dealer support programs.

About Clarion

Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co., Ltd, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, infotainment, communication, safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the web at www.clarion.com/us.