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Cleveland Boat Center: Renovating and rebranding for efficiency

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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

After building a training room for 30-40 attendees, Mark’s Marine eventually moved the seminars to the showroom due to increased attendance.

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

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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

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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

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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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2016 Editor’s Choice: Buckeye Sports Center, Inc.

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Buckeye Sports Center, Inc. Peninsula, Ohio This year’s Top 100 was incredibly strong and led to some very difficult decisions. For me, my editor’s choice was not one of them. Buckeye Sports Center had a great 2015. When we talk about improvement year over year, we want to see dealers make significant steps to enhance their businesses. The changes themselves ...

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2016 Hall of Fame: Best Practices

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Boating Industry Top 100 Hall of Fame: MarineMax – Clearwater, Fla. Galati Yacht Sales – Anna Maria, Fla. Prince William Marina – Woodbridge, Va. Legendary Marine – Destin, Fla. Gordy’s Lakefront Marine – Fontana, Wis. The Boating Industry Top 100 Hall of Fame recognizes dealers who have won the coveted Dealer of the Year award twice. These companies support the ...

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2016 Best in Class: Best Service Department

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Best Service Department South Shore Marine Huron, Ohio One of the core tenets at South Shore Marine is that the company offers “cradle to grave” care for its customers’ boats. From its founding in 1989, South Shore built its business on service first and those roots have not changed in the intervening decades. It’s a recognition that a great dealership is ...

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2016 Best in Class: Best Industry Advocate

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Best Industry Advocate Bosun’s Marine Mashpee, Mass. Since the early days of Bosun’s Marine, founder Tim Leedham and his team have put an emphasis on industry involvement, community service and promoting the boating lifestyle. Through a variety of outlets, Bosun’s has worked to improve the boating climate in its local Cape Cod communities. Through the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce, Bosun’s ...

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