Tag Archives: Boating Industry Top 100

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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Trends from the 2018 Top 100

As some of the best boat dealers in North America, the Boating Industry Top 100 dealers – and those who apply for the list – offer us great insight into the top issues facing the industry.  As I write this, we're deep into evaluation of this year's applicants. (By the time it's published, the 2018 list will be done.) Here ...

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Boating Industry’s Top 100 to be honored at annual gala

The 2018 Boating Industry Top 100 will be recognized at a black tie gala on Dec. 12 in Orlando, on the final night of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Now in it's 14th year, the Boating Industry Top 100 recognizes the best boat dealers in North America. The Top 100 is produced by Boating Industry magazine and sponsored by ...

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The Boat House Group names Rick Gasaway as chief operating officer

Rick Gasaway joins The Boat House after serving as a board member since 2009 and more recently providing consulting and management support for the last 18 months. Gasaway will provide leadership and synchronicity to the company by focusing on an aggressive marketing strategy, building recurring revenue streams and implementing organizational and process efficiencies. "Rick has a tremendous amount of industry ...

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Spring Brook Marina partners with Barletta Boats

Barletta Pontoon Boats, located in Bristol, Ind., and Spring Brook Marina, located in Seneca, Ill., have agreed to partner together to bring the dream of boat ownership to people in north-central Illinois. Spring Brook is a family owned and operated marine facility specializing in all aspects of power boats ranging from 18 feet to 75 feet. Barletta joins Fairline Yachts, ...

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Marine Sales Group acquires Lodder’s Marine

Marine Sales Group will be expanding into the Cincinnati, Ohio area with the purchase of Lodder’s Marine, which was established in 1966. “We are very excited to strengthen and enhance our presence with the addition of Lodder’s Marine into the Marine Sales Group of dealerships,” said Mike Tutor, CEO of Marine Sales Group. “Lodder’s shares our strong commitment to growth ...

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Marine Connection expands network with fifth Florida operation

Marine Connection has announced the addition of a new Islamorada, Fla. sales location to its roster of four full-service dealerships operating in West Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Vero Beach. Its fifth new sales facility, located at 80461 Overseas Highway/Mile Marker 80, is an integral part of the forthcoming new Angler’s House Marina & Club, a recently merged two-marina, ...

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Water Sports Industry Association announces leadership awards

Water Sports Industry Association Summit recently concluded in Steamboat Springs with the Leadership Awards, an annual ceremony that recognizes industry leaders and top performers for the year. With more than 200 attendees, these awards were a highlight of the 2018 Summit and honored the best in the towed water sports industry, on both the retail and manufacturer levels. Here are ...

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Skier’s Marine: Blazing a trail in teamwork and expansion

From humble beginnings in 1995 selling boats in a vacant lot on the side of Highway 280 in Alabama, multi Top 100 award-winning Skier’s Marine has blazed a trail to four locations in two states, with a fifth location under construction in a third state. Skier’s Marine headquarters sits just off of Highway 280 in Sterrett, Ala. and covers three ...

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Make this your Top 100 year to shine

When we look at the dealers that apply for the Boating Industry Top 100, one of the most important factors is how they improve from year to year. No matter how good a company is, it can always get better. That is what makes the best dealers stand out from the thousands of boat dealers in North America. And like ...

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