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The 2017 Top 100 Dealers

Now in its 13th year, the Boating Industry Top 100 program finds the dealers on the list to be more successful than they have ever been. The Top 100 and Hall of Fame dealers topped $3 billion in revenue for the first time in the history of the program, achieving revenue of more than $3.1 billion in 2016. Total revenue ...

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2017 Best in Class: Best Training & Benefits

Best Training & Benefits Legend Boats Whitefish, Ontario Legend Boats uses a two-prong approach in making sure new as well as existing dealership employees receive the best training possible to serve customers. A new team member does not start until they have a completed a detailed two- to four-week training schedule, says Legend Boats Co-CEO Jamie Dewar. That training begins with ...

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2017 Best in Class: Best Customer Service

Best Customer Service Port Harbor Marine South Portland, Maine Port Harbor Marine places customer loyalty above CSI scores when it comes to fostering a dealership service focus. “Our strategy is designed to improve the store first and then use mechanisms to insure we are getting the scores we deserve,” says Port Harbor Marine President Rob Soucy. “The first thing we work ...

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Top 100 Hall of Fame 2017

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 – Lake Geneva, Wis.   The Boating Industry Top 100 Hall of Fame recognizes dealers who have won the coveted Dealer of the Year award twice. These companies ...

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2017 Best in Class: Best Boat Show Strategy

Best Boat Show Strategy Lake Union Sea Ray Seattle, Wash. Lake Union Sea Ray’s flagship Seattle location might be in the shadow of the Seattle Space Needle, but the company’s presence and performance at boat shows over the past year scales an equally impressive height. The dealership dedicated between 50 and 60 percent of its marketing budget for three 2016 boat ...

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2017 Best in Class

Below are the Best in Class award recipients for 2017. Boating Industry recognized eight companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for Top 100 companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business. Best Boat Show Strategy – Lake Union Sea Ray, Seattle, Wash. Best Customer Service – Port Harbor Marine, South Portland, Maine Best Events – Oak Hill Marine, ...

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Recognizing the industry’s best

This month’s issue features Boating Industry Magazine’s Top 100 as we honor the best boat dealers in North America for the 13th time. This year’s Top 100 is stronger than we’ve ever seen in the history of the program. Total revenue for the 2017 Top 100 dealers and Hall of Fame topped $3 billion for the first time – up ...

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At The Helm: Participation in 20 group gathering provides unique industry insight

Each year, Boating Industry’s Top 100 Dealer Application includes a query about 20 group participation. Dealers are asked to explain the role they play within this unique learning community, which delivers best business practices, peer reviews of financial performance, and the opportunity to improve professionalism and profitability. American author, scientist, and statesman Benjamin Franklin first used the 20 group concept ...

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Pride Marine Group announces partnership with Friday Harbour Resort

Friday Harbour Resort and Pride Marine Group have announced a strategic new partnership to deliver a comprehensive suite of world-class marina services to Friday Harbour homeowners and public visitors. Pride Marine Group will round out Friday Harbour’s marina offerings with the addition of new and pre-owned boat sales and brokerage, boat winterization and storage, parts and services, and watercraft rentals. ...

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Pride Marine Group acquires George’s Marine and Sports

Pride Marine Group LTD has expanded into Eastern Ontario by acquiring George’s Marine and Sports, effective Nov. 6, 2017. Pride Marine was founded in 1986 and began as a single location. Within 30 years, Pride Marine Group has grown into 12 locations. With the addition of the newest locations, 92 percent of all Ontario boating is located within one hour of ...

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