Tag Archives: Best in Class

2021 Best in Class: Best Training

Mark's Marine, Inc.Hayden, Idaho The COVID-19 pandemic presented a new list of challenges to getting training accomplished in 2020, yet that didn’t stop Mark’s Marine from facing the challenges head on to ensure its team was prepared for success. With an ongoing transition through a succession plan, as well as shifting job roles around to accommodate additional growth in various ...

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2021 Best in Class: Best Service Department

The Boat ShopTafton, Penn. In 1958, a Pennsylvania family decided to open a marina on Lake Wallenpaupack, a man-made, 5,700-acre, 13-mile-long lake in the Poconos built for hydroelectric power. Wallenpaupack Marina prospered, and attracted the attention of Roy Finney, Sr., who joined the staff in 1962 and never left! He took over full operations in 1973, and Roy Finney, Jr., ...

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2021 Best in Class: Best New Idea

Shipyard MarineGreen Bay & Oshkosh, Wis. Marine 365 – the Lifestyle Without Limits dealership – is a complete sales, service, marina, and dry stack operation with three locations. Shipyard Marine in Green Bay is sited on three-and-a-half acres on the water on Green Bay's west shore. It features a marina and 27,000 square-foot dry rack facility with over 130 wet ...

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2021 Best in Class: Best Marketing

Nautical VenturesFort Lauderdale, Fla. Traditional and ordinary are two words that could never be used to explain the marketing efforts at Nautical Ventures. This Fort Lauderdale-based dealership group is all about standing out from the rest of the crowd and showing the world what having fun on the water is all about. With nine locations across Florida representing almost 20 ...

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2021 Best in Class: Best Digital Strategy

Clemons BoatsSandusky, Ohio Clemons Boats is located on 15 acres of waterfront property in Sandusky, Ohio, along the shore of the Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie. The dealership, as third-generation dealer principal Jason Clemons points out, is in “vacationland,” i.e., where people boat, and not where they live. Jason’s grandfather, Bob, founded Clemons Boats in 1966 when he purchased 10 ...

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2021 Best in Class: Best Customer Service

Breath's Boats & MotorsBay St. Louis, Miss. In this new world of unprecedented demand for boats and boat service, it’s often easy to let some customer service standards slip a little, while each day seems busier than the next. A dealership in business since 1925, doesn’t stay in business without providing exceptional service to its customers, so Mississippi’s Breath’s Boats ...

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Boating Industry names 2020 Top 100 Best in Class award winners

We might be into 2021, but the team at Boating Industry isn’t quite done celebrating the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100 Dealers. Boating Industry announced the 2020 Top 100 Best in Class Award winners via video on March 24, 2021. “The 2020 Best in Class winning dealerships are truly dealerships that set the standard in particular areas of the business,” ...

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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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