Auto Briefs

This 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan is parked on East Montague Avenue in old North Charleston. The redesigned Legacy and its sister SUV Outback are sold at Subaru of Charleston, which won a leading honor from the Japanese carmaker earlier this year.

Scout Boats stuck to the Eastern Seaboard but covered thousands of miles in landing new dealerships this year.

The Summerville-based boat manufacturer said it’s added three more dealers to its current roster.

Chosen were:

• Prince William Marine Sales Inc. in Woodbridge, Va.

• Schooner Cove Marine Ltd. at Boutilier’s Point, Nova Scotia in Canada.

• The Boat Shed, 60 miles north of Charleston in Georgetown.

“We’re pleased to be partnered with these outstanding dealerships,” said Alan Lang, national and international sales manager for Scout Boats.

“As we settle into our 25th year in the industry, these additions will help us penetrate further those important markets that will help our continued growth,” he said.

According to Scout Boats, the company builds “sportfishing, fish ’n ski, walk around, flats and bay boat” designs from 17 to 42 feet in length.

Founded in 1989, Scout Boats has maintained a singular goal “to manufacture the best-built boats in its distinctive sportfishing niches.” The company said that each Scout hull is “a true original.” The in-house research and design team works with its engineering staff to take concepts from blueprint to production more efficiently, Scout Boats notes. With the close ties between research and engineering, the company has continued to grow its “world-class reputation for quality, strength, durability and value.”

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Showing that the dealership “cares,” Subaru of Charleston earned the top yearly award that the Japanese carmaker presents to sales centers.

Subaru of America named the Rivers Avenue outlet one out of 182 dealerships nationwide, and the only one in South Carolina, as 2015 Stellar Care Award recipients.

According to a two-page spread in Automotive News, “The Subaru Stellar Care Award is the highest honor a Subaru retailer can achieve. Thoughtful customer care is delivered with relentless dedication to customer satisfaction. Congratulations from Subaru of America.”

Subaru of Charleston, located at 8261 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston, stands near the southern edge of the busy thoroughfare’s auto expanse.

States with the most winners were Pennsylvania with 13 dealerships; Florida, California and Ohio with 11 apiece; and New York with 10.