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OHM Awarded “Outstanding Customer Service” by Albemarle Boats

November 25, 2019

For Immediate Release:

Albemarle Boats Holds Dealer Sales Meeting and Presents 2019 Model Year Awards

Albemarle Boats, The Carolina Classic held their 2019 Dealer Sales Meeting in Edenton, NC on November 19-20.  The dealers toured the 103,000 square foot manufacturing facility, sea-trialed several models including the new 31 Dual Console and re-designed 41 Express, gained in-depth product knowledge, and enjoyed the camaraderie of the Albemarle Family.  The event concluded on Wednesday evening with an Awards Dinner at the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse.  The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2019 Model Year Awards.

Albemarle General Manager Burch Perry addressed the group.  Perry remarked on the history of Edenton and the significance of its courthouse.  He also spoke of North Carolina’s rich boatbuilding heritage, and he thanked the dealers for their contributions to the continued success of Albemarle Boats.  Perry stated, “Tonight we are here to recognize you, the Albemarle dealers, for the critical role you play in the Albemarle Family.  You are the face of Albemarle in your home areas, and we have you to thank for the continued success of the brand.  We salute you and thank you for your loyalty and hard work.  We are proud to be represented by the best dealers in the business.”

Albemarle commissioned renowned marine artist Steve Goione to create an illustration featuring the Albemarle 41 Express and the company’s icon logo overlaid on a chart of the Mid-Atlantic Coast from Cape May, NJ to North Carolina’s Outer Banks and the Albemarle Sound.  The original and prints made from it were awarded to the dealers during Wednesday’s event.  Keith Privott, Albemarle’s Director of Sales and Product Development, assisted Perry with the presentation of the awards. 

Oyster Harbors Marine, with six offices in New England and headquartered in Osterville, MA, took home Outstanding Customer Service.

Located in Edenton, NC,  Albemarle Boats, The Carolina Classic, a highly regarded builder of  offshore sportfishing boats from 25 to 41 feet.   The company has hand-crafted more than 3800 hulls since 1978 and celebrated their 40th Anniversary in 2018. Albemarle Boats has dealer locations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.  For further information visit Albemarle Boats at or contact Burch Perry at 252-482-7600 or

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