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As Clarion’s exclusive distributor, Petra Industries will provide authorized traditional 12V dealers access to Clarion’s extensive line of marine-grade products.  

Cypress, Calif. August 2, 2016 – Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in consumer and commercial mobile electronics, announced that Petra Industries has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Clarion’s marine systems and accessories for the traditional 12-volt retailer channel in the United States. Clarion will continue selling directly to boat builders, marine retailers, and e-commerce accounts.

While traditional 12-volt retailers are principally focused on selling and installing car audio and entertainment systems and accessories, many also offer sales and installation of marine audio and entertainment products not just during the boating season but throughout the year. Through Petra, authorized 12-volt 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 season after season.

“While our purpose-built marine audio and entertainment product line is a favorite among many boat builders across the United States, we see significant potential in servicing the marine aftermarket through 12-volt retailers,” stated Paul S. Lachner, President of Clarion Corporation of America. “By relying on Petra’s tremendous logistics expertise and longstanding reputation for supplying products to the 12-volt retail channel, we are now making it possible for 12-volt dealers across the country to gain access to our award-winning marine products, allowing them to offer the very best in marine entertainment products to their customers.”     

Much like Clarion, Petra is committed to bringing an extraordinary experience and value to their customers. The addition of Clarion’s marine product line is in pace with Petra’s vision to provide its customers access to top brands and a superior level of satisfaction. 

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Clarion to support the 12-volt dealer base with great marine audio products,” stated Tate Morgan, Petra President. “Our commitment to unparalleled customer support combined with Clarion’s best-in-class performance in marine audio and entertainment products provide 12-volt retailers a terrific opportunity to profit from a market that’s a natural fit with their existing car audio business.”

Clarion’s marine systems and accessories are available for purchase immediately through Petra Industries. For more information, visit or   

Murrieta, Calif. -- November 30, 2018 – Seawide Distribution, a leading nationwide wholesale distributor of outdoor products, boat systems, consumer and marine electronics, announced today that JL Audio, Inc. has appointed Seawide Distribution as their sole domestic distributor of Clarion Marine audio products for the 2019 calendar year.

This news follows a recent announcement made by JL Audio having entered into an exclusive, long-term agreement to license the Clarion brand and oversee marketing and sales of its line of marine audio products in the United States and other key marine audio markets.

“Part of our realignment strategy for Clarion Marine branded products is streamlining distribution to focus on key retailers, which will strengthen brand and distribution integrity,” said Ed Meenan, account manager, JL Audio. “Working with Seawide allows us to tap into an impressive roster of brick and mortar retail partners that cater to marine customers.” 

To improve channel management, JL Audio is focusing distribution of Clarion Marine audio products on key retail partners and has contracted Seawide as its wholesale distributor for 2019. This move is intended to open up new opportunities with approved dealers, who are vital to providing superior customer service and the professional installation of products to maintain optimal audio system performance and sound quality.

“Seawide was chosen as JL’s distributor of choice for Clarion Marine products because of our exceptional customer service and ability to ship nationwide from four warehouses,” said Keith Wansley, president, Seawide Distribution. “We have a highly trained and reputable inside and outside sales force covering the key marine markets. With an average of two days ground shipping for most locations, we are poised to deliver Clarion’s modern, innovative marine audio product designs faster and more efficiently than the competition.”

In addition to the 80 other brands Seawide carries, distribution centers are now fully stocked with Clarion marine audio products. For additional information on Seawide Distribution visit

Serving the marine industry since 1979, Seawide Distribution is a national wholesale distributor of outdoor products, boat systems, and consumer and marine electronics. The company currently operates from four centers located in Murrieta, California; Costa Mesa, California; Youngwood, Pennsylvania; and Sarasota, Florida. Dedicated to providing customers with quality products at competitive prices, Seawide is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the U.S., offering over 16,000 products from over 80 vendors.

Guided by a philosophy that great audio has real value, JL Audio develops innovative products that improve the audio experience on the go, in the home, and in the studio. Committed to unique engineering and quality manufacturing, JL Audio operates three U.S. engineering facilities, and builds many of its home, car and marine loudspeaker products at the company’s Miramar, Florida, USA factory, with components sourced from the company’s global supply network. For more information, visit or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.

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