Six more dealerships become certified

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

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 the following:

  • Strong’s Marine of Southampton – Southampton, New York
  • Strong’s Marine LLC – Mattituck, N.Y.
  • Marine Connection – West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Boat Town, Austin – Texas
  • Bosun’s Marine – Mashpee, Mass.
  • Edwards Boatyard Inc. – East Falmouth, Mass.
  • “This is a major accomplishment on the part of all six dealerships,” said Phil Keeter, president of the Marine Retailers Association of America. “They have fully embraced the certification concept and set a remarkable example for other dealerships either currently moving through the program or thinking about enrolling in the near future.”

    A total of 263 dealerships have enrolled in the Marine Industry Dealership Certification program to date. There are 39 that have completed the certification process and earned the “Marine Industry Certified” designation. A complete list of “Marine Industry Certified” dealerships is available on

    Additional launch workshops are being planned for the fall, and details including dates and locations will be announced shortly. Any group of marine dealers interested in booking a launch meeting for their area should contact Grow Boating dealer certification program manager Elizabeth McAllister at (312) 946-6500;

    For more information about the Marine Industry Dealership Certification program, contact McAllister or visit

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