December/January 2023

At the Helm: A new era of Top 100

By Adam Quandt In 2004, Boating Industry unveiled the Top 100 Dealers program as an effort to independently rank and recognize the best boat dealers across North America. With the industry’s help and support, the Top 100 program has grown to unimaginable heights and celebrated marine retailers across the continent over 17 years. Moving into year 18, our industry continues ...

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2022 Top 100 Dealer of the Year: Regal & Nautique of Orlando

By Adam Quandt Opening a boat dealership in the fall of 2008 might not have been the greatest starting point for a young entrepreneur, but Regal & Nautique of Orlando’s (RNO) Jeff Husby rolled with every punch thrown at him and his growing team to create a powerhouse marine dealership in a saturated Florida market. “As a little kid, I ...

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2022 Top Dealers: Best in Class

As part of this year's Top 100: Top Dealer awards, Boating Industry has recognized seven companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business. Below are the Best in Class award recipients for 2022. Best Industry Advocate Watersports CentralBuford, Georgia WaterSports Central, headquartered in Buford, Ga., has five locations across both Georgia ...

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2022 Editor’s Choice: Harborside Marina & Yachts

By Adam Quandt Boaters Exchange kept ahead of tumultuous times with their commitment to customer service and enthusiasm for the boating lifestyle. The dealership’s main location is in Rockledge, Fla. 30 miles east of Orlando on US Highway 1, known as “Boat Dealership Alley” due to the number of dealers along this road. Boaters Exchange is a 3.5-acre facility comprised ...

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2022 Editor’s Choice: Boaters Exchange

By Jamie Stafford Boaters Exchange kept ahead of tumultuous times with their commitment to customer service and enthusiasm for the boating lifestyle. The dealership’s main location is in Rockledge, Fla. 30 miles east of Orlando on US Highway 1, known as “Boat Dealership Alley” due to the number of dealers along this road. Boaters Exchange is a 3.5-acre facility comprised ...

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2022 Editor’s Choice: Hagadone Marine Group

By David Gee A short boating season of 90 days or less, combined with a relatively remote location, in a small market with a lower-than-average household income. Those are some of the inherent business challenges Hagadone Marine Center faces. So how and why do they continue to grow, including a 34% increase in revenue from 2020 to 2021? They do ...

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