Boating Industry unveils the 2013 Top 100


By Boating Industry
November 21, 2013
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Boating Industry announced the Top 100 boat dealers in North America at a black-tie gala Wednesday in Orlando.

“These dealers represent the best of the best in the marine industry,” said Boating Industry Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Sweet. “From thousands of dealers across North America, these companies stand out for their financial performance, dedication to customer service and creative marketing.”

For the second year in a row, Legendary Marine of Destin, Fla., topped the list and was named the Top 100 Dealer of the Year.

"Legendary wowed us with the wave of improvements the company made over the last year, from the Five Star Military VIP Program to the Legends Boating Club," Sweet said. "It’s a record that made it nearly impossible for us not to recognize Legendary for the second year in a row."

Boating Industry also recognized seven other companies with special “Best in Class” awards:

  • Best Digital Strategy – Marine Connection, West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Best Boat Show Strategy – Russell Marine, Alexander City, Ala.
  • Best Industry Advocate – Port Harbor Marine, South Portland, Maine
  • Best Training Program – Colorado Boat Center, Johnstown, Colo.
  • Best Customer Service – Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Fontana, Wis.
  • Best Service Department – Woodard Marine, Hydeville, Vt.
  • Best Marketing – Buckeye Marine, Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Strong’s Marine of Mattituck, N.Y., and national retailer MarineMax also received special recognition for their recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.

This year, 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 2013 Top 100, be sure to check out the December issue of Boating Industry.

The Top 100

  1. Legendary Marine, Destin, Fla,
  2. Gordy's Lakefront Marine, Inc.
  3. The Sail & Ski Center
  4. Buckeye Marine
  5. Parks Marina
  6. Russell Marine LLC
  7. Seattle Boat Company
  8. Strong's Marine, LLC
  9. Pride Marine Group
  10. Woodard Marine Inc.
  11. Bosun's Marine, Inc.
  12. Port Harbor Marine
  13. Russo Marine
  14. Quality Boats of Clearwater, Inc.
  15. M&P Mercury Sales Ltd.
  16. Austin Boats & Motors, Inc.
  17. BMC Boats
  18. Marine Connection
  19. Hampton Watercraft and Marine
  20. Oak Hill Marina
Action Water Sports
Advantage Yacht Sales
Alberta Marine
American Marine
Boat Town, Inc.
Boaters Exchange
Breath's Boats & Motors
Cannons Marina
Causeway Marine Sales, LLC
Clark Marine
Cleveland Boat Center
Colorado Boat Center
Davey Marine
Deep Creek Marina
Desmasdons Boatworks
Dockside Marine
Don's Marine, LLC
Dry Dock Marine Center
Farm Island Repair and Marine
Fogarty's Lake Flower Marina
Futrell Marine
Gage Marine
George's Marine & Sports
Glencove Marina
Gone Fishin' Marine, Inc.
Gordon Bay Marine
Hall Marine Group
Hayes Marine
Hurst Marina Ltd.
Irwin Marine
Kelly's Port
Lake Union Sea Ray
Lake Viking Marine, Inc
Laurel Marina Dealership
Legend Boats
Lodder's Marine
Lynnhaven Marine
Maple City Marine LTD.
Marina Fortin
Marine Center of Indiana
Marine Sales of Pickwick
Marine Specialties Boat Sales & Service
Miami Ski Nautique, Inc  (DBA Miami Nautique International)
N3 Boatworks
North Texas Marine
Off Shore Marine, Inc.
Omaha Marine Center
Paris Marine Ltd.
Payne Marine Ltd.
Port Sandfield Marina Ltd.
Power Boats Inc
Rambo Marine, Inc
Rayburns Marine World Ltd.
Reed's Marine, Inc.
Regal & Nautique of Orlando
Sea Ray of Cincinnati & Sea Ray of Louisville
Shipyard Marine
Short's Marine, Inc.
Silver Spray Sports, Inc.
Ski & Sports, Inc.
South Austin Marine
South Florida Mastercraft
South Shore Marine
Spicer's Boat City
Spring Brook Marina, Inc.
Starboard Marinas Inc./State Park Marina
Superior Boat Repair & Sales
Texas Marine
The Boat Shop
The Great Outdoors Marine
The Sportsman
Tobler Marina
Town & Country Marine
Traverse Bay Marine, Inc.
Vallely Sport & Marine
WakeSide Marine, LLC
Wayzata Marine
White Lake Marine

Top 100 Hall of Fame

Galati Yacht Sales
MarineMax, Inc.
Prince William Marine Sales Inc.



5 Responses to “Boating Industry unveils the 2013 Top 100”

  1. Nathalie Grady on November 21st, 2013 12:10 pm

    Could you please clarify the locations of each recipient? We have many members with similar names of other facilities throughout the country. We would like to acknowledge this terrific honor but can't be certain some are in based in Massachusetts. Thank you.

    Nathalie Grady
    MA Marine Trades Association


    Christopher Gerber ( Reply:

    Information about dealership locations will be available in the December issue of the magazine. Send me an email and I'll round up a list for you.

    Chris Gerber


  2. robert pond on November 22nd, 2013 12:03 pm

    Are they judged from 2012 for the 2013 list?are is it judged from 2013 for the 2013 top 100


    jonathan.sweet Reply:

    2013 list is based on 2012 financial data, etc.


  3. Jim walker on December 2nd, 2013 9:05 pm

    I would like to first congratulate all the winners I'm sure they are deserving how ever I think this program is very flawed. There is no meckenisem to verify any of the information provided to the jugging body nor do you visit any of the locations you score. In the past you have scored participants in your top ten that are no longer in business and in some cases are convicted fellons and or in jail. These dealers left our banks floor plan providers and manufactures holding the bag. For this reson I have not Partisapated in this program for the last five years I would like to see you improve your system and have accountability it would serve our intudsty in a more credible way.


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