Fourteen more dealers receive MICD

CHICAGO – Fourteen more boat dealerships recently became certified under the Grow Boating Initiative’s Marine Industry Dealership Certification program, program officials said in a release yesterday.

With the addition of these dealerships, a grand total of 214 marine retail outlets now officially carry the “Marine Industry Certified” designation. 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.

The newly-certified dealerships are:

  • Empire Marine, San Bernadino, Calif.
  • Full Tilt Marine, Grasonville, Md.
  • Full Tilt Marine, Woodbridge, Va.
  • G&G Marina Inc., Roach, Mo.
  • Glenn Marine Family Boating Center, Northport, N.Y.
  • Ivancic Marine, Cleveland
  • Minmar Marine, Sea Isle City, N.J.
  • Nautica Marine, Georgetown, SC
  • Pat’s Boats, Akron, Ohio
  • Schock Boats, Newport Beach, Calif.
  • Sea Ray of Columbia, Irmo, S.C.
  • Sea Ray of Lake Norman, Cornelius, N.C.
  • Sportsman’s Outfitter and Marine, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
  • Texas Marine of Beaumont Inc., Beaumont, Texas
  • “We salute these dealerships for all the hard work and effort they put forth to become Marine Industry Certified,” says Phil Keeter, vice president of Marine Certification Inc. and president of the Marine Retailers Association of America. “This prestigious designation confirms each dealerships’ ongoing commitment to providing the best customer service experience our industry has to offer.”

    To date, a total of 442 dealerships have enrolled in the Marine Industry Dealership Certification program, 214 of which have completed the process and earned the official “Marine Industry Certified” designation. Spring Launch Workshop dates are posted on The complete list of Marine Industry Certified dealerships is posted on the consumer website

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