Pursuit Boats awarded top domestic, international dealers and salespeople during its annual dealer conference in Tampa, Fla.
In addition to the awards ceremony, Pursuit hosted business updates, education seminars and sea trials for principles and sales personnel within its dealer network.
"Every year, we look forward to sharing our successes and opportunities with our great partners — our valued dealers network," said Pursuit president Bruce Thompson. "We take this time to strategize and strengthen our mutual business interests in person. This year, we also celebrate our upcoming expansion and the exciting future of the Pursuit brand."
Top honors for the no. 1 Pursuit dealer went to Walk Marine Group, which has locations in Marco Island, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples, Fla. Owners Jim and Christine Walker were on hand to accept the award.
Captain Ed Bickel of Stone Harbor Marina was named Pursuit's top salesperson.
The top 10 Pursuit dealers for the 2019 model year were:
- Walker Marine Group - Marco Island, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples, Fla.
- Quality Boats of Tampa Bay - Clearwater and Sarasota, Fla.
- Bosun's Marine - Mashpee and Peabody, Mass.
- Ocean Blue Yacht Sales - Stuart, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Cape Canaveral, Fla.
- Strong's Marine - Mattituck, Southampton and Port Washington, N.Y.
- Legendary Marine - Destin, Panama City Beach, Pensacola, Fla. and Gulf Shores, Ala.
- Stone Harbor Marina - Stone Harbor, N.J.
- South Shore Marina - Huron, Ohio
- Grande Yachts International - Grasonville, MD
- Apex Marine - Miami, Fla.
Maspor Marine was named Pursuit's top retail international dealer for 2019, with locations in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Peru.
Awards were also given to salespeople who qualified for Pursuit's Club Pursuit and Club Elite sales awards for MY2019. Club Pursuit and Club Elite were established to recognized sales people who have attended Pursuit Offshore University for in-depth sales training in 2018 or 2019 and have demonstrated superior sales achievement.