Tag Archives: Best in Class

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 Best in Class: Best New Idea

Marina HoldingsYarmouth, Maine As the recreational boating industry pushes forward, leaders across all segments are tasked to tackle new challenges regularly. Industry advocates continually call for new ideas and innovation to maintain growth and success. An ever-growing challenge facing both manufacturers and dealerships has been filling the workforce ranks of the industry. With many working to tackle the issue in-house, ...

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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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2019 Best in Class

Boating Industry has recognized eight companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for Top 100 companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business. Below are the Best in Class award recipients for 2019. Best Customer Service — Jerry's Majestic Marine, Lake Geneva, Wis.Best Service Department — Causeway Marine Sales LLC, Manahawkin, N.J.Best Marketing — Marine Sales Group, Memphis, Tenn.Best ...

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2017 Best in Class: Best Events

Best Events Oak Hill Marina Arnolds Park, Iowa Community dedication comes to the forefront when Oak Hill Marina staff start looking at the coming year’s calendar. Many of the dealership’s year-round events are organized with the goal of raising money for entities and organizations in need. Marina staff joined forces with the Foundation for Exceptional Warriors for a new June event ...

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2017 Best in Class: Best New Idea

Best New Idea Clark Marine Manchester, Maine  Incorporating video blogs into an overall dealership social media strategy has given Clark Marine owner and partner Rob Brown a new appreciation of content marketing’s staying power. The “Rob’s Vlogs” series also has given Clark Marine a personality, and created an advanced trust, especially with new customers, Brown says. During the 2016 calendar year, ...

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