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MarineMax acquires Sail & Ski Center

MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sail & Ski Center, a highly-awarded boat dealership operating in the fast-growing markets of Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Sail & Ski Center was founded in 1969 by the late Rod Malone, a well-respected and passionate boating enthusiast. Since the inception of Boating Industry’s ranking of the Top ...

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Boating Industry names 2018 Top 100

Boating Industry announced its 2018 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Dec. 12 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. “With growth of more than 16 percent, this elite group more than doubled the growth ...

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Nautical Ventures: Success in the dare to be different

With the unofficial tagline, “We sell everything from kayaks to cruise ships,” you know something different is happening within the Nautical Ventures Group. Despite being somewhat new to the Top 100, earning its first Top 100 accolades in 2016, Nautical Ventures has used being a little different than the traditional dealership to launch itself into success. “We believe our efforts ...

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How the best dealers manage turns

Over the last decade the boating industry has seen both sides of the inventory challenge.  In the 2007-09 period, we saw dealers stuck with way too many boats when the housing market – and then the rest of the economy – crashed. With dealers dropping left and right and consumers defaulting on loans, excess inventory and repossessed vessels flooded the ...

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NMMA announces 2017 boat dealer Marine Industry CSI winners

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced the boat dealer recipients of the 2017 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards. The Awards honor 1,282 boat dealers for excellence in customer satisfaction and 951 for excellence in customer service. For the second consecutive year, NMMA is using dealer satisfaction data collected through the Marine Industry CSI program to recognize boat ...

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Boating Industry names 2017 Top 100

Boating Industry announced the 2017 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Dec. 13 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. “These dealers excel not only at the business of selling boats, but also delivering a ...

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Pride Marine Group announces partnership with Friday Harbour Resort

Friday Harbour Resort and Pride Marine Group have announced a strategic new partnership to deliver a comprehensive suite of world-class marina services to Friday Harbour homeowners and public visitors. Pride Marine Group will round out Friday Harbour’s marina offerings with the addition of new and pre-owned boat sales and brokerage, boat winterization and storage, parts and services, and watercraft rentals. ...

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Pride Marine Group acquires George’s Marine and Sports

Pride Marine Group LTD has expanded into Eastern Ontario by acquiring George’s Marine and Sports, effective Nov. 6, 2017. Pride Marine was founded in 1986 and began as a single location. Within 30 years, Pride Marine Group has grown into 12 locations. With the addition of the newest locations, 92 percent of all Ontario boating is located within one hour of ...

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Tige Boats adds Austin Boats and Motors to dealer network

Tige Boats announced it has added Austin Boats and Motors to its worldwide family of dealers. Austin Boats and Motors will service current and future Tige owners in Austin, Texas and the greater Austin area, primarily catering to Lake Austin and Lake Travis. Austin Boats and Motors is a dealership with over 40 years experience in the boating industry. The ...

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Off Shore Marine: Events bring customers from afar

Off Shore Marine is on a growth trajectory. In both 2015 and 2016, the dealership reported impressive double-digit revenue growth, and it’s on pace to do the same this year.  With limited boating areas near its sole location in Branchville, N.J., Off Shore Marine has buckled down and worked hard to market to customers as far as 120 miles away. ...

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