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MRAA names its 2017 Best Boat Dealerships

During the 2017 Marine Dealer’s Conference and Expo, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced its top three boat dealerships to work for in 2017 according to employee satisfaction ratings. The MRAA conducted surveys across dealership employees, with questions in four categories: leadership, dealership reputation, customer relations, and employee satisfaction. Munson Ski & Marine, All Seasons Marine Works, and ...

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MMTA named technical scholarship recipient

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has been selected as a recipient of a 2017 Marine Trade Association Technical Scholarship, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation yesterday. The scholarship was presented to Randall Lyons, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the ...

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MRAA Educational Foundation torch passed after president retirement

The MRAA Educational Foundation honored the retiring president of its Board of Directors, Ed Lofgren of 3A Marine Services, and introduced his replacement, Jeff Siems of Blue Springs Marine, on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Lofgren’s retirement from the position of ...

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Martin Boyer named 2017 Duane Spader Scholarship recipient

Martin Boyer, President of Austin Boats & Motors, Austin, Texas, has been selected as the recipient of the fifth annual Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation yesterday. This year’s scholarship recipient was unveiled on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel in ...

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CMTA named technical scholarship recipient

The Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA), Essex, Conn., has been selected as a recipient of a 2017 Marine Trade Association Technical Scholarship, the MRAA Educational Foundation announced. The scholarship was presented to Kathleen Burns, Executive Director of CMTA, on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel ...

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Kayla Horrocks named 2017 Marine Industry College Scholarship recipient

Kayla Horrocks, office assistant of Idaho Water Sports in Burley, Idaho, and full-time student at Boise State University, has been selected as the recipient of the second annual MRAA Marine Industry College Scholarship, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation yesterday. The scholarship was presented to Horrocks on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night ...

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Wanda Kenton Smith named Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year

Wanda Kenton Smith of Freedom Boat Club has been selected as the recipient of the 31st annual Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award. The scholarship was presented to Kenton Smith on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Joining the marine ...

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Dealer, yacht broker certification programs collaborate

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program and the Yacht Brokers Association of America’s Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program announced a collaborative effort to further the development of their respective members. CPYB certification is the boating industry’s brand of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout North America. The CPYB designation is the most prestigious accreditation ...

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MRAA names Don Galey as first Lifetime Achievement recipient

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today that it has selected Don Galey of Galey’s Marine in Bakersfield, Calif., as the recipient of the organization’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than 62 years working in the marine industry, Don grew up in his parents’ appliance, boat, and motorcycle store and worked there through high school and college. ...

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MRAA introduces all-new membership structure

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has launched an all-new retail membership structure in an effort to better serve today’s boat dealers. With three levels of membership now available to dealers, service shops, marinas and other retailers, the MRAA has built great value to drive the return on investment dealers seek from their support of the association. “Over the ...

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