Brunswick, Sea Ray honor Top 100 dealers

Brunswick Corp. has announced that 14 Sea Ray dealers were honored by Boating Industry magazine as 2018 Top 100 Dealers.

The Sea Ray dealers were selected from thousands of dealers in North America.

Boating Industry’s Top 100 Dealers are judged on business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more. The group of 14 dealers includes the following:

• Sail & Ski Center (Dealer of the Year)

• Deep Creek Marina

• Irwin Marine

• Lake Union Sea Ray

• Lynnhaven Marine

• M & P Mercury Sales

• Marine Center of Indiana

• Omaha Marine Center

• Pride of Muskoka Marine

• Russell Marine

• Sea Ray of Cincinnati

• Vallely Sport & Marine

• Walstrom Marine, Inc.

• Watercraft Sales

MarineMax and Prince William Marine Sales were also acknowledged as Boating Industry Top 100 Hall of Fame members in attendance at a black tie gala Dec. 12 in Orlando, Fla.

“For 60 years, Sea Ray dealers have been serving loyal and repeat customers,” said Brad Anderson, president and general manager, Sea Ray Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers. “Sea Ray is the most awarded brand with the most awarded dealer network in the country. Our dealers are the face of Sea Ray in the marketplace. We congratulate these elite dealers for this well-deserved recognition.”

Sail & Ski Center is mourning the recent loss of its legendary co-founder, industry pioneer and Sea Ray partner, Rod Malone.

“I’m personally grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Rod and learn from him,” Anderson said. “He was instrumental in growing Austin and San Antonio as top Sea Ray markets, and we can’t forget the Sail & Ski partnership with one of Sea Ray’s most famed events, Aquapalooza, hosted on Lake Travis.”

Anderson said that after a 31-year relationship with Sea Ray, Malone is dearly missed, and his legacy lives on with a dedicated team of individuals he inspired within the Sail & Ski organization.

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