Tag Archives: Boating Industry Top 100 Dealers

Be a coach

By Adam Quandt While surfing my LinkedIn feed recently, I came across a post from Leadership First titled “7 C’s to build a winning team,” that struck a chord with me. The post broke building a great team into coaching, character, communication, commitment, contagious energy, caring and consistency. After reading these characteristics, I immediately thought of the Boating Industry Top ...

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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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2020 Dealer of the Year: Quality Boats of Tampa Bay

When we told Dan and David Bair, the second-generation owners and operators of Quality Boats of Tampa, they won the Top 100 Dealer of the Year Award for the second year in a row, our most immediate question was how does it feel? “It feels just as exciting the second time as the first,” saidDan enthusiastically. Enthusiasm is something that ...

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Make F&I also stand for Fun and Inspiration

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By Myril Shaw F&I has earned a bad reputation, thanks, largely, to the way it was handled for far too long in the automotive industry.  The recreational industry can and should refresh the way people think about F&I. For purchasers of recreational vehicles – boats, RVs, ATVs, off-road, Powersports – F&I should not, cannot, be a pressure-filled, must do, frankly, ...

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Transparency means a lot

By Adam Quandt Being upfront and open as possible on all fronts can go a long way. This has always been true for both personal and professional situations. However, the need for as much transparency as possible has only been amplified with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From new procedures at the dealership — cleaning, sales appointments, delivery, etc. — to ...

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Boating Industry extends Top 100 application deadline

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Boating Industry has announced the extension of the deadline to submit applications for the 2020 Top 100 Dealers program. With the original deadline approaching quickly and given the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic, paired with a busy time of year for dealers, the staff at Boating Industry felt that dealerships should have more time to complete and submit applications for ...

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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 ...

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Colorado Boat Center: Powering through

By Adam Quandt The statement powering through would be an understatement for Johnstown, Colorado’s Colorado Boat Center and its perseverance through both good and bad. Located about 40 miles north of Denver, the Colorado dealership is laid out over three acres, with two buildings totaling 16,000 square feet of space. Construction of the dealership’s main, 14,000-square-foot building was completed in ...

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Boating Industry announces 2019 Top 100 Leadership Alliance

For 15 years, the Boating Industry Top 100 has recognized the best boat dealers in North America for their business acumen, industry advocacy, customer service and overall success. Boating Industry is proud to announce the 2019 Top 100 Leadership Alliance – those companies whose support of the program makes the Top 100 possible. This year’s Leadership Alliance includes: Dealer Profit ...

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What’s so great about Elevate!?

el·e·vate/ˈeləˌvāt/verb Raise or lift (something) up to a higher position. That is the dictionary definition of elevate. It also defines Boating Industry’s Elevate Summit, November 22 – 24, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where industry executives, leaders, emerging leaders, and influencers unite to explore forces impacting the boating industry’s business models. “It’s the only marine industry event ...

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