Tag Archives: Boating Industry Top 100 Dealers

Make F&I also stand for Fun and Inspiration

Myril Shaw Dealer Profit Services

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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Brunswick, Sea Ray honor Top 100 dealers

Brunswick Corp. has announced that 14 Sea Ray dealers were honored by Boating Industry magazine as 2018 Top 100 Dealers. The Sea Ray dealers were selected from thousands of dealers in North America. Boating Industry’s Top 100 Dealers are judged on business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more. The group of 14 dealers includes the following: • Sail ...

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Irwin Marine, Barletta will partner in New Hampshire

Barletta Pontoon Boats, located in Bristol, Ind., and Irwin Marine, with multiple locations in New Hampshire, will work together to bring the dream of boat ownership to people in the upper northeast corner of the United States. Irwin Marine, one of New Hampshire’s most respected names in boating, is a third generation, family owned and operated marine business. Founded in ...

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Prestige Yachts expands distribution, Colony Marine joins network

Prestige Yachts has added Detroit-based Colony Marine as its new dealer for the Eastern Michigan region including Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie for the distribution of Prestige Yachts. “We are delighted to welcome Colony Marine to the Prestige Yachts family,” said Nick Harvey, president of Jeanneau America/Prestige Yachts. “We’re working closely with their team and look forward ...

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