BUCYRUS, Ohio — Baja Marine is pleased to announce the addition of North Country Auto and Marine in Kalispell, Mont., to its dealer network. North Country Auto and Marine primarily serves the Flathead Lake area, but will also be the sole Baja dealer in the state.

"I think the performance aspect of Baja will make it very popular for us," said Pete Rice, president of North Country Auto and Marine. "With our Baja efforts, we're going to focus on the Outlaw and the Performance Series because they're a new kind of boat for our store's line-up."

The introduction of Baja boats at North Country Auto and Marine coincides with the recent overhaul of North Country's service department. The new 30,000-square-foot facility boasts three Mercury-certified technicians on staff full-time, year-round. The store also offers a pro shop stocked with a wide variety of parts and accessories, a state-of-the-art boat service area, and a detailing department staffed by experienced marine industry professionals.

North Country Auto and Marine will also provide customers with a preview of the Baja models that will be available in the showroom at its upcoming boat show, being held at the dealership on Sept. 28-30, 2007. "We're going to try them out as soon as they get here," said Rice.

"We're excited to welcome North Country Auto and Marine to our dealer network," said Dave Olson, president of Baja Marine. "With their dedicated staff and spectacular new service center, North Country will be a leader in providing the full-throttle experiences to customers in Montana."

For more information about North Country Auto and Marine, visit www.ncautomarine.com. For more information about Baja's full-throttle lineup, visit www.bajamarine.com.