Tag Archives: Boat Dealers

Boating Industry extends 2022 Top Dealers application deadline

Boating Industry has announced a new extension of the deadline to submit applications for the 2022 Top Dealers program as a part of the 2022 Top 100 Awards. After speaking with a number of dealerships about business surrounding the industry throughout the busy summer months, the staff at Boating Industry felt that dealerships should have more time to complete and submit applications ...

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2022 Top Dealers applications now open

Applications for the 2022 dealer awards of Boating Industry's Top 100 program are now open. All Top 100 Award winners, including dealers, will be recognized at the Top 100 Awards Gala on the final evening of the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT, Nov. 16, in Orlando, Fla. The list will also be featured in the December/January issue of Boating Industry and at BoatingIndustry.com. Over the last 17 ...

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MRAA Dealer Certification program launches 2022 education

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The Marine Industry Certified Dealership program has released its 2022 Continuous Certification curriculum. For 2022, Certified Dealers will be earning credits for four courses. The first, launched January 12, is “The Key Performance Indicators of a Profitable Dealership” by Bob Clements and Sara Hey of Bob Clements International. The second course, coming in April, is “The Five Red Flags that ...

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2021 Top 100: Best Practices

By Boating Industry staff Celebrating its 17th year, the Boating Industry Top 100 Dealers program continues to recognize and celebrate the best of the best. Over the last 18-plus months, boat dealers have faced new hurdles left and right, but the dealers among this year’s Top 100 have risen to the challenge and continued to help push the entire recreational ...

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2021 Editor’s Choice: Short’s Marine

By David GeeEditor-in-Chief Short's MarineMillsboro, DE Short’s Sales & Service opened four years after World War II in 1949. Located in a one-stall garage in Oak Orchard, Delaware, it quickly became established as the “go-to shop” for everything marine-related. Today, four generations and over 70 years later, Short’s Marine, Inc. continues to operate with the same mantra of being the ...

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Parker Business Planning unveils new digital dashboard

A new “Digital Dealership Dashboard” has been developed and beta-tested under the direction of Parker Business Planning, with plans for its official unveiling at the MRAA Dealer Week December 6, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Available exclusively through Parker Business Planning, this new digital technology and custom application offers major improvements in retail marine financial reporting, featuring expanded, industry-wide comparative benchmarks ...

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MarineMax expands in Texas

MarineMax, Inc. recently announced it has acquired the assets of Texas MasterCraft. Texas MasterCraft is a full-service Dallas, Texas area towboat dealer that operates primarily from two locations. The Dallas-area market is the largest towboat market in the United States. Texas MasterCraft generated revenue of over $45 million in 2020. The acquisition is expected to be accretive in its first full ...

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Galati Yachts expands operations to the west coast

Galati Yacht Sales (GYS), one of the largest privately-held yacht dealerships in the world, will be assuming the Viking Yachts and Valhalla Brands from Stan Miller Yachts, the current authorized Viking Yachts and Valhalla dealer on the west coast. This acquisition expands Galati Yacht Sales' current operations to 15 locations serving the entire Gulf of Mexico (FL, AL, TX), Mexico, ...

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MarineMax acquires Nisswa Marine

 MarineMax announced the acquisition of Nisswa Marine, a full-service dealer located in Nisswa, Minnesota.  Founded in the 1930’s, Nisswa Marine is one of the oldest dealers in the country. Lead by Brent, Jeremy and Steve Wiczek, Nisswa Marine offers premium brands, including Mastercraft, Supra, Moomba, Chris Craft and Premier Pontoons. Providing storage for almost 1,000 boats annually, the business has built an ...

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Continuum Ventures, Colony Marine partner as investors in Walstrom Marine

Walstrom Marine announced that Continuum Ventures and Colony Marine are investing in the 75-year family run business as part of company’s long-term succession plan. Continuum Ventures, an investment management company for the Doug and Maria DeVos family, will assume a majority ownership stake in Walstrom Marine. Both Colony Marine, owned and operated by the Pete Beauregard family and the James ...

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