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Boating Industry names 2019 Top 100 Dealers

Boating Industry announced its 2019 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala on Nov. 24 in Orlando.

“From the thousands of dealers in North America — and hundreds of nominations — these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Top 100 Program Director Jonathan Sweet. “This is the 15th year of recognizing the Top 100 and the dealers on the list just keep getting better, topping $3.5 billion in total revenue in 2018.”

The Top 100 is the only independent ranking of boat dealers in North America.

The list recognizes dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more. The Boating Industry Top 100 has recognized the top dealers in North America every year since 2005.

Quality Boats of Clearwater, Fla. was named as the 2019 Dealer of the Year.

"The 45-year-old company has been a top-ranked member of the Top 100 for years," Boating Industry content director David Gee said.

In 2018, the company was especially impressive, growing total revenue by 33.17%. Quality Boats improved its facilities, strengthened its operations and invested in its marketing.

The company combines the best of a large operation with the customer service of a family business. That means taking care of its customers and employees, focusing on its tagline, “The difference is quality, the foundation is family.”

HALL OF FAME, BEST IN CLASS HONORED

All members of the Top 100 Hall of Fame were honored at the Top 100 Gala, including Galati Yacht Sales, Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Legendary Marine, MarineMax, Prince William Marine Sales, OneWater Marine Holdings and new inductee, Sail & Ski Center .

Boating Industry also recognized eight other companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business.

  • Best Community Outreach – Hampton Watercraft & Marine, Hampton Bays, N.Y.
  • Best Customer Service – Jerry's Majestic Marine, Lake Geneva, Wis.
  • Best Digital Strategy – Futell Marine, Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Best Training & Benefits – Spicer's Boat City, Houghton Lake, Mich.
  • Best Boat Show Strategy -- Nautical Ventures, Dania Beach, Fla.
  • Best Marketing – Marine Sales Group, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Best New Idea - Marina Holdings, Yarmouth, Maine
  • Best Service Department – Causeway Marine, Manahawkin, N.J.

BOATING INDUSTRY LEGENDS HONORED

During the event, Boating Industry also honored its Boating Industry Top 100 Legends, made up of dealers who have been a part of the Top 100 program for all 15 years of its existence.

The Boating Industry Legends include:

  • Gage Marine
  • Gordy’s Lakefront Marine
  • Hampton Watercraft & Marine
  • MarineMax
  • Marine Center of Indiana
  • Omaha Marine Center
  • The OneWater Marine family of companies, including Legendary Marine
  • Prince William Marine
  • Shipyard Marine
  • Short’s Marine
  • The Sportsman.

THE BOATING INDUSTRY 2019 TOP 100

As in past years, the Top 20 members of the Top 100 were ranked, with the remaining 80 being recognized as Top 100 dealers.

For complete coverage of the 2019 Top 100, be sure to check out the December 2019 issue of Boating Industry.

The 2019 Boating Industry Top 100 was sponsored by the Leadership Alliance: Volvo Penta, Dealer Profit Services, Evinrude, Kicker Marine Audio, and the Water Sports Industry Association.

The complete Top 100:

1Quality Boats of Clearwater, Inc.Clearwater, Fla.
2M & P Mercury Sales LtdBurnaby, B.C.
3Marine ConnectionWest Palm Beach, Fla.
4Regal & Nautique of OrlandoOrlando, Fla.
5BMC BoatsLongwood, Fla.
6Irwin Marine - NHLaconia, N.H.
7Marine Sales Group, Inc.Memphis, Tenn.
8Futrell MarineHot Springs, Ark.
9Hampton Watercraft & MarineHampton Bays, N.Y.
10Buckeye Sports CenterPeninsula, Ohio
11Marina Holdings LLCYarmouth, Maine
12Oak Hill MarinaArnolds Park, Iowa
13Riverside Marine IncBaltimore, Md.
14Spicer's Boat CityHoughton Lake, Mich.
15Legend BoatsWhitefish, Ontario
16Off Shore Marine, Inc.Branchville, N.J.
17Nautical Ventures GroupFt. Lauderdale, Fla.
18Colorado Boat CenterJohnstown, Colo.
19The Boat ShopLake Wallenpaupack, Penn.
20Atwood Lake Boats, Inc.Mineral City, Ohio
   
 Alberta Marine & RVNanton, Alberta
 Angler's Choice MarineMartinsville, Va.
 Atlantic Outboard, Inc.Westbrook, Conn.
 Bent MarineMetairie, La.
 Blue Springs MarineBlue Springs, Mo.
 Boaters ExchangeRockledge, Fla.
 Boulder BoatsHenderson, Nev.
 Breath's Boats & MotorsBay St. Louis, Miss.
 Buster's MarineBroad Channel, N.Y.
 Causeway Marine Sales, LLCManahawkin, N.J.
 Charlotte Ski BoatsMooresville, N.C.
 Chesapeake WhalertowneGrasonville, Md.
 Chessie Marine Sales, Inc.Elkton, Md.
 Clark MarineManchester, Maine
 Clemons BoatsSandusky, Ohio
 Colony MarineSt. Clair Shores, Mich.
 Current WatersportsCincinnati, Ohio
 Deep Creek Marina LLCMcHenry, Md.
 Desmasdon's Boat WorksPointe au Baril, Ontario
 Dockside MarineHouston, Texas
 Don's Marine, LLCLodi, Wis.
 Dry Dock Marine CenterAngola, Ind.
 FB Marine GroupFort Lauderdale, Fla.
 Gage MarineWilliams Bay, Wis.
 Gibbons Motor ToysGibbons, Alberta
 Gordon Bay Marine Ltd.Muskoka, Ontario
 Grand Pointe MarinaDimondale, Mich.
 Gregg Orr MarineHot Springs, Ark.
 Jerry's Majestic MarineLake Geneva, Wis.
 Jet Ski of Miami & Fisherman's Boat GroupMiami, Fla.
 Lakeside Motor SportsMecosta, Mich.
 Lincolnton Marine, Inc.Lincolnton, Ga.
 Lynnhaven MarineVirginia Beach, Va.
 Maple City Marine Ltd.Chatham, Ontario
 Marine Center of IndianaIndianapolis, Ind.
 Marine Specialties Boat Sales & ServiceSparks, Nev.
 Mark's Marine, Inc.Coeur d Alene, Idaho
 Marks Leisure Time MarineConesus, N.Y.
 Miami Nautique InternationalMiami, Fla.
 Midwest Water SportsCrystal, Minn.
 Minnesota Inboard Water SportsExcelsior, Minn.
 Munson Ski & Inboard Water SportsROUND LAKE, Ill.
 N3 BoatworksIndianapolis, Ind.
 Ocean House MarinaCharlestown, R.I.
 Ocean Marine GroupOcean Springs, Miss.
 Omaha Marine Center IncOmaha, Neb.
 Orleans Boat World & SportsOrleans, Ontario
 Paris Marine Ltd.Selwyn, Ontario
 Pasadena Boat WorksPasadena, Md.
 Payne Marine LtdPointe au Baril, Ontario
 Plantation Boat MartIslamorada, Fla
 Rayburn's MarineKelowna, B.C.
 Reed's MarineDelavan, Wis.
 Rhode River MarinaEdgewater, Md.
 Richardson's Boat YardStandish, Maine
 Rinker's Boat WorldHouston, Texas
 River City Boat Sales & Marine ServicePortland, Ore.
 River Valley Power & Sport Inc.Red Wing, Minn.
 Sea Ray of Cincinnati/LouisvilleCincinnati, Ohio
 Shipyard MarineGreen Bay, Wis.
 Short's Marine, Inc.Millsboro, Del.
 Silver Spray Sports, Inc.Fenton, Mich.
 South Florida MarineBoynton Beach, Fla.
 Spring Brook Marine, Inc.Seneca, Ill.
 Starboard Marinas/The HarborBranson, Mo.
 Superior Boat Repair & SalesSacramento, Calif.
 Table Rock BoatsKimberling City, Miss.
 Taylor's South Shore MarinaWaynesville, Ohio
 The Boat HouseCape Coral, Fla.
 The Great Outdoors MarineLavalette, W.Va.
 The SportsmanSan Benito, Texas
 Tobler MarinaHayden, Idaho
 Town & Country MarineLakefield, Ontario
 Travis MarineKnoxville Tenn.
 Vallely Sport & MarineBismarck, N.D.
 Wakeside Marine, LLCElkhart, Ind.
 Walstrom Marine Inc.Harbor Springs, Mich.
 Watercraft SalesThree Lakes, Wis.
 Wayzata MarineWayzata, Minn.
 White Lake MarineElizabethtown, N.C.

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