Tag Archives: 2019 Top 100

2019 Top 100: Best Practices

As the Boating Industry Top 100 celebrates its 15th year, the dealers on the list continue to outpace the rest of the industry. The Top 100 and Hall of Fame achieved more than $3 billion in total revenue in 2018, while enjoying the highest average net profit in the history of the program. These dealers also faced stiff competition to ...

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2019 Top 100 Dealer of the Year: Quality Boats of Clearwater, Inc.

“Our mission is to make our customer’s boating experiences magnificent and memorable.” Now, how about some metrics to go with that mission? There was a 33.17% increase in total revenue from 2017 to 2018, they have attained double digit revenue percentage growth in 15 of the 25 last years, they earn an annual dealer CSI averaging higher than 95%, the ...

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2019 Best in Class: Best Digital Strategy & Website

Futrell MarineHot Springs, Ark. With an ever-growing technology-driven and online world, it’s more important than ever for dealerships to maintain a strong digital market strategy and easy-to-use and up-to-date website. On the heels of a recent award for Best New Idea for a virtual boat show, Futrell Marine continues to strive to offer customers the best possible experience in a ...

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2019 Best in Class: Best Training

Spicer's Boat CityHoughton Lake, Mich. Having the right people on your team means everything to running a successful business. However, it’s not just about having the right people. A strong dealership needs the right people paired with continuous training and improvement. The top dealers consistently invest in their teams to grow stronger. Training efforts are required across the entire dealership ...

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2019 Best in Class: Best Community Outreach

Hampton Watercraft & MarineHampton Bays, N.Y. Countless studies have shown that businesses – both small and large – that give back to their local communities are more successful than those that don’t. You don’t have to tell that to Anthony Villareale, president and founder of Hampton Watercraft & Marine. “We pride ourselves on being a community-oriented business,” he said. “We ...

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2019 Best in Class: Best Marketing

Marine Sales GroupMemphis, Tenn. Marine Sales Group is aptly named. They have two showrooms and an off-site storage facility in Counce, Tenn. Marine Sales Kentuckiana is a full-service marine dealership in Gilbertsville, Ky. Lake Viking Marine offers a full-service marina as well as boat sales and service in Gallatin, Mo. And Lodder’s Marine provides new and used boat sales and ...

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2019 Best in Class: Best Service Department

Causeway Marine Sales LLCManahawkin, N.J. When Paul and Ted Terzian started their business back in 1984, they were just 21 and 19-years-old respectively. Even though they didn’t have a formal business plan, their informal version was pretty simple. And they say it’s still apropos today. “We entered into business with the idea that we’ll work hard, provide a good product ...

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2019 Editor’s Choice: Clark Marine

By David GeeEditor-in-Chief Clark MarineManchester, Maine A boat dealer has to be able to navigate change. At least they need to if they want to stay in business. There are changes in the economy, demographics, customer buying habits, staff, suppliers, weather and on and on. Clark Marine has endured way more than their share of changes in just the past ...

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2019 Editor’s Choice: Pasadena Boat Works

By Adam QuandtManaging Editor Pasadena Boat WorksPasadena, Md. Tucked in a dealer-saturated area of the Chesapeake Bay, Pasadena Boat Works continuously strives to provide its customers with the best of the best, while making boating a reality for all. Since opening its doors in 2015, the dealership has quickly grown from one small location to three large facilities including a ...

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2019 Best in Class: Best Boat Show

Nautical VenturesDania Beach, Fla. In a market saturated with a multitude of dealerships and home to some of the nation’s largest boat shows, standing out during show season is no easy task. To shine at shows like the Miami International Boat Show and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the world’s largest in-water show, dealers are forced to get creative ...

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