Hatteras hands out dealer awards

NEW BERN, N.C. — Hatteras Yachts, a unit of Brunswick Corporation, and a manufacturer of convertible sportfishing and motor yachts, handed out its 2003 Dealer Awards at a ceremony held on October 28 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the company reported in a statement yesterday.

The Salesperson of the Year Award, Hatteras’ most celebrated award, according to the company, was presented to Bob Hoste of Cardinal Yacht Sales in New Jersey, for delivering the highest value of product during the 2003 dealer year.

Hatteras’ Top Gun Award was given to Agie Vicente of Antilles Yachts Sales of Puerto Rico. This award recognizes the salesperson who sells the most Hatteras Yachts to customers who previously had owned competitive products.

The Sales Leadership Award went to MarineMax Motor Yachts of Florida, which delivered the highest value of product for the 2003 dealer year, the company reported.

The Hatteras Customer Service Award, given to the dealership with the highest customer satisfaction rating, was awarded to Toledo Beach Marina of Michigan. Toledo Beach also won Hatteras’ Dealer Performance Award, a recognition given to the dealership that best meets or exceeds the goals set annually by Hatteras, according to the company.

In adddition, salespeople honored for their exceptional level of success with the Distinguished Sales Achievement Award were: Agie Vicente of Antilles Yachts Sales in Puerto Rico; Bob Hoste of Cardinal Yacht Sales in New Jersey; Eduardo Read of Hatteras Dominicana in the Dominican Republic; Paul Baker of MarineMax/Fort Lauderdale; Steve Kleemann of MarineMax/Coconut Grove; Tom George of MarineMax/Clearwater; and Walter Sea of MarineMax/Stuart.

Hatteras also recognized individual dealerships for their sales achievement with gold, silver and bronze awards. Gold level awards were presented to Antilles Yachts Sales from Puerto Rico, Cardinal Yacht Sales from New Jersey and MarineMax Motor Yachts from Florida. Silver level award recipients were Boston Yacht Sales located in Massachusetts, Gulf Coast Hatteras in Alabama, Suncoast Yachts in California, Toledo Beach Marina in Michigan and Walstrom Marine in Michigan. Hatteras gave out bronze awards to S.N.O. Yachts of Italy, Yamaha Boating System Co., Ltd. of Japan and Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales, headquartered in North Carolina.

Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales received the Hatteras University Dealer Excellence Award for having the highest exam average of all dealerships participating in Hatteras’ dealer training program, the company reported. Bill Aldridge of Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales also earned the highest score on the salesperson certification exam and was presented with the Hatteras University Valedictorian award.

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