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What makes a Top 100 dealer?

Next week (June 26) is our deadline for the 2017 Boating Industry Top 100, the only independent ranking of boat dealers in North America. For those of you thinking about applying, now is the time to get started! I field a lot of questions about the Top 100 at press events and through interviews, and one that has come up ...

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Top 100 dealers retain employees through retirement savings

When it comes to finding and keeping good employees, Top 100 dealers are the businesses that just get it. They are willing to make investments that keep their employees happy, show they value their teams and provide the means for those individuals to have a life outside their job. Providing a retirement savings plan is a key component to achieving ...

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Marine Sales Group: A new focus on growth, acquisitions

The last couple of years have seen an upswing in dealer consolidation. An improving market, an aging owner base and easier access to capital have made it an attractive time to buy a boat dealership or marina, especially for those who can realize some economies of scale. In the marina segment, we’ve seen Safe Harbor and Suntex scooping up marinas ...

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Marine Sales Group, Inc. acquires Lake Viking Marine

Marine Sales Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired Lake Viking Marine, Inc. Randy Tague will continue to operate Lake Viking as a member of the Marine Sales Group. “Lake Viking begins the next step in our strategy to accelerate growth and expansion with an increased focus on acquisitions,” said Mike Tutor, president of Marine Sales Group. “We are excited ...

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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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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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