Nine more dealerships are certified

CHICAGO – Nine more boat dealerships recently became certified under the Grow Boating Initiative’s Marine Industry Dealership Certification program, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported in a release yesterday.

All newly-certified dealerships participated in Marine Industry Dealership Certification Launch Workshops across the country prior to earning their “certified” status and successfully completed an on-site visit.

They include the following:

  • Boat and Motor Superstores, Palm Harbor, Fla.
  • Boat Masters Marine, Akron, Ohio
  • Buckeye Marine, Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada
  • Dry Harbour Marine, Charlevoix, Mich.
  • Fish Tale Sales & Service Inc., Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.
  • Larsen Marine, Waukegan, Ill.
  • Lindsey Marine, Stuart, Fla.
  • Rambo Marine Inc., Hazel Green, Ala.
  • Woodard Marine, Hydeville, Vt.
  • “By taking the time and putting forth the necessary effort to become ‘Marine Industry Certified,’ these dealerships demonstrate they are 100 percent committed to providing customers with the best sales and service experience possible,” says Phil Keeter, president of the Marine Retailers Association of America.

    To date, a total of 346 dealerships have enrolled in the Marine Industry Dealership Certification program, 91 of which have completed the process and earned the official “Marine Industry Certified” designation. The fall Launch Workshop dates are now posted on

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