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2020 Dealer of the Year: Quality Boats of Tampa Bay

When we told Dan and David Bair, the second-generation owners and operators of Quality Boats of Tampa, they won the Top 100 Dealer of the Year Award for the second year in a row, our most immediate question was how does it feel? “It feels just as exciting the second time as the first,” saidDan enthusiastically. Enthusiasm is something that ...

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2020 Top 100: Best Practices

Now in its 16th year, the Boating Industry Top 100 truly continues to celebrate the best of the best. There’s simply no denying that 2020 has been a different year to say the least and while the 2020 Top 100 is decided on 2019 results and data, the current year certainly shaped how the program ran for this year, including ...

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2020 Top 100 Hall of Fame

Galati Yacht Sales — Anna Maria, Fla.Gordy’s Lakefront Marine — Lake Geneva, Wis.MarineMax — Clearwater, Fla.OneWater Marine Holdings — Buford, Ga.Prince William Marine — Woodbridge, Va. 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 Top 100 program through their continued excellence and growth. ...

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2020 Editor’s Choice: Jerry’s Majestic Marine

By Adam QuandtTop 100 Program Director, Managing Editor Jerry's Majestic MarineLake Geneva, WI For those looking for a humble beginnings story, one doesn’t need to go any further than Jerry’s Majestic Marine in Walworth, Wisconsin. In 1984, after being out of work, Jerry Oglesby — a mechanic by trade since the age of 16 — painted the side of his ...

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2020 Editor’s Choice: FB Marine Group

By David GeeEditor-in-Chief FB Marine GroupFort Lauderdale, FL Teamwork makes the dream work! If you spend much time around Kim Sweers, or her husband Randy, who together co-own and operate Florida’s FB Marine Group, you will no doubt hear that statement a lot. You can see the slogan on their website and sprinkled around their dealership locations. It’s also apparent, ...

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Boating Industry names 2020 Top 100 Dealers

Boating Industry announced its 2020 Top 100 dealers during an unprecedented virtual celebration on Nov. 17, 2020. “In our 16th year of recognizing the Top 100, things are certainly different, but one thing remains the same, the dealers on the Top 100 list just keep getting better,” said Top 100 program director Adam Quandt. “Most importantly every dealer on this year's ...

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2020 Boating Industry Movers & Shakers

By David Gee The 10th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers Awards recognize innovative leaders and trailblazers in the recreational boating industry who embrace the challenge of change. These leaders have been especially critical in 2020, when it seems like the only constants are challenge and change. This year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year led the transition of a ...

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2020 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Adam Quandt The six leaders below aren’t afraid to make bold moves to advance boating by improving technology, growing its customer base, bringing industry stakeholders together and raising the bar of professionalism and determination for the industry as a whole. Don’t be afraid to experiment John Adams & Shep McKenneyCo-founders, Seakeeper It isn’t very often that we recognize a ...

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