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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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15 Years of Top 100

By Jonathan Sweet When the Boating Industry Top 100 started in 2005, it was a major undertaking for both the magazine and the industry. Nobody had ever attempted to find and recognize the best dealers in the industry. The goal of celebrating those top dealers was only part of the program. The most important goal of the Boating Industry Top ...

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Nautical Ventures acquires 2 Florida west coast dealerships

Nautical Ventures Group, headquartered in Dania Beach, Fla., has reached an agreement to purchase two Outpost Marine Group locations in Tampa Bay and Sarasota Florida. Plans are underway to rebrand both dealerships under the Nautical Ventures moniker and they will co-display as Nautical Ventures and Outpost during the upcoming NMMA Tampa Boat Show, October 25– 27. Founder and owner of ...

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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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