Sixteen more dealerships become certified

CHICAGO – Sixteen more boat dealerships recently became certified under the Grow Boating Initiative’s Marine Industry Dealership Certification program, the National Marine Manufacturers Association said this morning in a press release.

All of the newly-certified dealerships participated in Marine Industry Dealership Certification Launch Workshops across the country prior to earning their “certified” status. They include:

  • Arrowhead Yacht Club – Ketchum, Okla.
  • Beacon Point Marine – Cos Cob, Conn.
  • Boat Tune Inc., Orlando, Fla.
  • Cape Yachts, Harwich Port, Mass.
  • Colony Shores Marine Sales & Service, St. Clair Shores, Mich.
  • Comstock Yacht Sales, Brick, N.J.
  • East Coast Marine, Limerick, Pa.
  • Galey’s Marine, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Hardin Marine Arrowhead, Corona, Calif.
  • KMC Marine, Lighthouse Point, Fla.
  • Lake Viking Marine, Galliton, Mo.
  • Seattle Boat Company, Seattle
  • South Austin Marine, Austin, Texas
  • Spring Brook Marina Inc., Seneca, Ill.
  • Triad Marine, Kemah, Texas
  • Valley Speed & Marine Inc., Atascardero, Calif.
  • “Earning ‘Marine Industry Certified Dealership’ status is a true achievement for these sixteen dealerships,” said Phil Keeter, president of the Marine Retailers Association of America. “It demonstrates real commitment to their respective businesses and represents a strong drive to provide the best possible sales and service experience for their customers. These sixteen establishments join an elite group that is rapidly growing throughout our industry.”

    To date, a total of 69 dealerships have completed the certification process and earned the “Marine Industry Certified” designation. An additional 29 dealerships have certification visits scheduled for July. The first fall Launch Workshop dates will be posted on by July 21.

    Any group of marine dealers interested in booking a launch meeting for their area should contact Dealer Certification program manager Elizabeth McAllister at (312) 946-6500;

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