Lake Assault Boats, part of Fraser Industries and a manufacturer of fire, patrol, and rescue craft, announces that Ed Watkins Marine of Denver, North Carolina is now the service center for Lake Assault Boats vessels in North Carolina. Ed Watkins Marine will provide a wide range of support services for first responders in the region. “We are thrilled to announce Ed Watkins Marine as our official North Carolina service center,” said Bob Beck, director of sales and marketing at Lake Assault Boats. “Ed Watkins and his team have demonstrated expertise maintaining and upgrading Lake Assault Boats fireboats and patrol craft serving in the region. They are true professionals, and a great resource for all first responders in the region.” Offshore Boating Enthusiasts “Our background is serving lake, river, and offshore boating enthusiasts with top-notch products and unmatched support,” said Ed Watkins, president of Ed Watkins Marine. “In addition, as the preferred service center for Charlotte Metro fire and police boats, we also understand the unique needs of first responders. Being named a service center for Lake Assault Boats is a great opportunity for our team, and we look forward to supporting their customer base.” As a crew member for a NASCAR championship racing team, Ed Watkins understands the importance of teamwork and performance. His organization employs that same approach to its marine customers.
Lake Assault Boats, part of Fraser Industries and global manufacturer of fire, patrol, and rescue craft, has names MilPro Marine as its newest U.S. dealership. MilPro will represent Lake Assault Boats in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Water rescue and equipment major “We are very excited to add Bill Lamphiere and his team at MilPro Marine as our newest dealership, covering a number of important states in our market area,” said Bob Beck, director of sales and marketing at Lake Assault Boats. “MilPro’s staff is among the most knowledgeable in the industry, and over the years they have built a well-earned reputation for unmatched customer service and support.” MilPro’s staff is among the most knowledgeable in the industry" “This is an excellent opportunity for our company to expand its national footprint with an exceptional line of boats that meet a wide range of applications,” said Bill Lamphiere, president of MilPro Marine LLC. “From RHIBs to deep-V and catamaran configurations, we’re looking forward to presenting their capabilities across our service area.” Patrol, security and rescue equipment Bill Lamphiere has been in the sales and service industry for over 40 years. He founded MilPro Marine in 2006, and his organization includes a team of eight sales reps – including Mike Lamphiere and Jessica Guess – along with a network of professionals who deliver, train, and provide ongoing service and support. MilPro Marine’s sole focus is serving fire, law enforcement, and related government agencies. The company offers top-notch, specialized equipment for firefighting, patrol and security enforcement, dive rescue and recovery, flood evacuation, and other on-the-water emergency operations.