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Chris-Craft announces 12 new dealers

Chris-Craft announced the signing of 12 new stocking dealerships: Bayport Yachts Sales – Newport Beach, Calif. Cape Fear Marine – Wilmington, N.C. Gage Marine – Williams Bay, Wis. Hagadone Marine Group – Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Inshore Yachts – Golfe Juan, France Jacksonville Marine – Fleming Island, Fla. M & P Mercury Sales Ltd. – Vancouver, B.C., Canada Nautica Palamos – Palamos, ...

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Using data to improve your sales and marketing

Ask many small business owners in the marine industry how they study trends in their market and you’ll hear a similar answer. Whether it be dealers, manufacturers, marinas or others that touch the water, all too often the answer is some variation on “We talk to our customers” or “We’re on the lake every weekend.” While certainly important, anecdotal evidence ...

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Utilizing service department metrics for maximum profit

If you don’t see your service department as a profit center, it may be time to revisit the numbers. For many dealers, a service department provides a vital source of income during economic downturns – particularly this last one – by selling repowers, routine maintenance and more for existing customers who aren’t ready to upgrade their old boat just yet. ...

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Cleveland Boat Center: Renovating and rebranding for efficiency

Longtime Top 100 dealer Cleveland Boat Center has been a part of the Tennessee boating community since 1972. But even for a dealer with a long history of success, it’s important to keep revamping and improving. In 2015, Cleveland Boat Center underwent major facility renovations and updates in order to create a more efficient process flow for the business. “This ...

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Mark’s Marine: Fishing seminars add value for boat sales

Mark’s Marine, Inc. has been hosting fishing seminars for a few years, and they have been incredibly popular with its customer base. These informal classes help fishing enthusiasts learn how to use their fishing boats – which Mark’s Marine sells – better and more often. Now, the seminars have grown so much that Mark’s Marine doesn’t promote them anymore, because ...

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Schaefer Yachts Brazil appoints Nautical Ventures Group as first U.S. dealer

Schaefer Yachts of Brazil is expanding its global sales network into the United States and has chosen Nautical Ventures to be Schaefer Yacht’s first North American dealer. Nautical Ventures, a Boating Industry Top 100 dealer, has boat dealerships in Fort Lauderdale, North Palm Beach and Riviera Beach, Fla. Under the eye of President and Head Designer Márcio Schaefer, Schaefer Yachts ...

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Hagadone Marine Group begins construction on mega marine center

Last month, Hagadone Marine Group in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, began construction on its new mega marine center. The construction includes three new buildings and the creation of over 32,000 square feet of service center space, investing major capital in enhancements. Two of the three buildings will be 16,000 square feet and will house fiberglass repair, rigging, detail and the parts department, ...

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OneWater Marine makes organizational changes

Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings, LLC expanded its senior management team, promoting four key leaders in order to increase the company’s capacity for growth. Since forming in late 2014, OneWater Marine Holdings has grown from 15 to 40 retail locations across six states; now representing 46 new boat brands. “In order to support and accelerate our growth trajectory for 2017 and ...

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2016 Editor’s Choice: Futrell Marine

Futrell Marine Nashville, Ark. One of the most important factors in the Top 100 is how dealers improve. No matter how good a company is, the best recognize that you can always get better. It’s a trait apparent throughout the best dealers on the list, and one that Futrell exemplified in 2015. Most notably, Futrell moved into the burgeoning wake ...

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2016 Editor’s Choice: Skier’s Marine

Skier’s Marine Westover, Ala. There’s no doubt that Skier’s Marine operates in an extremely competitive boat market. Among other boat dealerships, Skier’s competes with two of the top four ranked dealers in the 2016 Top 100 — Singleton Marine and Russell Marine. But Skier’s Marine holds its own. In 2015, the dealership was able to increase its revenue by 58 ...

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