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Boating Industry announced the 2017 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Dec. 13 in Orlando.

“From the thousands of dealers in North America – and hundreds of nominations – these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Top 100 Program Director Jonathan Sweet. “These dealers excel not only at the business of selling boats, but also delivering a great customer experience.”

The Top 100 is the only independent ranking of boat dealers in North America.

The list recognizes dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more. The Boating Industry Top 100 has recognized the top dealers in North America every year since 2005.

“As the Boating Industry Top 100 celebrates its 13th year, the dealers on the list are stronger than they have been since before the Great Recession,” Sweet said. “The Top 100 and Hall of Fame topped $3 billion in total revenue in 2016, surpassing last year’s total by more than $400 million.”

With that growth also came increasingly tough competition to make the list, added Tim Hennagir, editor of Boating Industry.

OneWater Marine Holdings was named as the 2017 Dealer of the Year.

"After capturing Dealer of the Year honors last year, OneWater Marine Holdings hardly rested on its laurels," Sweet said.

In 2016 alone, the company acquired five new dealerships – and 10 locations – to its holdings, with more in 2017.


All five members of the Top 100 Hall of Fame were honored at the Top 100 Gala, including Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Legendary Marine, Prince William Marine Sales, Galati Yacht Sales and MarineMax.

Boating Industry also recognized eight other companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for 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, Arnolds Park, Iowa
  • Most Innovative Dealer – Futrell Marine, Nashville, Ark.
  • Best Training & Benefits – Legend Boats, Whitefish, Ontario
  • Best Marketing – Pride Marine Group, Bracebridge, Ontario
  • Best New Idea - Clark Marine, Manchester, Maine
  • Best Service Department – Off Shore Marine, Branchville, New Jersey

As in past years, the Top 20 members of the Top 100 were ranked, with the remaining 80 being recognized as Top 100 dealers.

For complete coverage of the 2017 Top 100, be sure to check out the January 2018 issue of Boating Industry.

The Boating Industry Top 100 is sponsored by the Leadership Alliance: Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance, Manheim Specialty Auctions, Volvo Penta, Sunbrella Marine, Brunswick Dealer Advantage, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

The complete Top 100:

Rank Dealership Name City State
1 OneWater Marine Holdings Buford GA
2 The Sail & Ski Center Austin Texas
3 Russell Marine Alexander City AL
4 Seattle Boat Company Bellevue WA
5 Pride Marine Group Ltd Bracebridge Ontario
6 Port Harbor Marine South Portland Maine
7 Strong's Marine Mattituck NY
8 M&P Mercury Sales Ltd Burnaby BC
9 Parks Marina Okoboji Iowa
10 Bosun's Marine Mashpee Massachusetts
11 Quality Boats of Tampa Bay Clearwater Florida
12 Action Water Sports Hudsonville MI
13 BMC Boats  Longwood FL
14 Marine Connection West Palm Beach FL
15 Oak Hill Marina Arnolds Park IA
16 Irwin Marine - NH Laconia, New Hampshire New Hampshire
17 Regal & Nautique of Orlando Orlando Florida
18 Hagadone Marine Group Coeur d'Alene Idaho
19 Texas Marine Beaumont TX
20 Buckeye Sports Center Peninsula Ohio
  Alberta Marine & Auto Ltd. Nanton Alberta
  Angler's Choice Marine Martinsville Virginia
  Atlantic Outboard, Inc. Westbrook Connecticut
  Atwood Lake Boats, Inc. Mineral City Ohio
  Austin Boats and Motors Austin TX
  Bent Marine Metairie Louisiana
  Blue Springs Marine Blue Springs MO
  Boat Town, Inc Austin Texas
  Boaters Exchange Rockledge Florida
  Boulder Boats Henderson NV
  Breath's Boats & Motors Bay St. Louis MS
  Buckeye Marine Bobcaygeon Ontario
  Buster's Marine Broad Channel NY
  Candlewood East Marina Club Brookfield Connecticut
  Causeway Marine Sales, LLC Manahawkin NJ
  Charlotte Ski Boats MOORESVILLE NC
  Chessie Marine Sales, Inc. Elkton MD
  Clark Marine Manchester Maine
  Clemons Boats Sandusky Ohio
  Cleveland Boat Center Cleveland TN
  Colorado Boat Center Johnstown CO
  Deep Creek Marina LLC McHenry MD
  Desmasdon's Boat Works Pointe au Baril Ontario
  Dockside Marine Conroe Tx
  Don's Marine, LLC Lodi WI
  Dry Dock Marine Center Angola IN
  FB Marine Group Pompano Beach Florida
  Futrell Marine NASHVILLE AR
  Gage Marine Williams Bay WI
  George's Marine & Sports Eganville ON
  Gordon Bay Marine Ltd Mactier ON
  Gregg Orr Marine Hot Springs AR
  Hampton Watercraft and Marine Hampton Bays New York
  Hoffmaster's Marina, Inc Woodbridge VA
  Lake Union Sea Ray Seattle WA
  Lakeside Motor Sports Mecosta MI
  Legend Boats Whitefish Ontario
  Lodder's Marine Fairfield OH
  Lynnhaven Marine Virginia Beach VA
  Maple City Marine LTD. Chatham Ontario
  Marine Center of Indiana Indianapolis IN
  Marine Sales Group, Inc. Counce TN
  Marine Specialties Boat Sales & Service Sparks Nevada
  Mark's Marine Inc. Hayden Idaho
  Miami Nautique International Miami FL
  Munson Ski & Marine Round Lake IL
  Nautical Ventures Group Dania Beach FL
  Ocean House Marina Charlestown Rhode Island
  Ocean Marine Group, Inc. Ocean Springs MS
  Off Shore Marine, Inc. Branchville New Jersey
  Omaha Marine Center Omaha NE
  Orleans Boat World & Sports Orleans Ontaior
  Paris Marine Ltd. Selwyn Ontario
  Payne Marine Ltd Pointe au Baril ON
  Plantation Boat Mart Tavernier FL
  Rayburns Marine kelowna BC
  Reed's Marine, Inc Delavan WI
  River Valley Power & Sport-Inc Red Wing MN
  Sea Ray of Cincinnati/Louisville Cincinnati Ohio
  Shipyard Marine Green Bay WI
  Short's Marine, Inc. Millsboro Delaware
  Silver Spray Sports, Inc. Fenton Michigan
  Skier's Marine Inc. Sterrett Alabama
  Slalom Shop Boats and Yachts Lewisville Texas
  South Florida Mastercraft Boynton Beach Fl
  Spicer's Boat City Houghton Lake MI
  Spring Brook Marina, Inc. Seneca IL
  Starboard Marinas / The Harbor Branson MO
  Superior Boat Repair & Sales Rancho Cordova CA
  Table Rock Boats Kimberling City MO
  Taylor's South Shore Marina Wilmington Ohio
  The Boat House Group Cape Coral FL
  The Boat Shop Tafton PA
  The Great Outdoors Marine Lavalette WV
  The Sportsman San Benito TX
  Tobler Marina Hayden ID
  Vallely Sport & Marine Bismarck ND
  Wakeside Marine, LLC Elkhart IN
  Watercraft Sales Three Lakes WI
  Wayzata Marine, Inc. Wayzata MN


One comment

  1. chris spatafore

    Keep the statistics coming guys,Thanks GT Marine

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