Tag Archives: Top 100 Dealers

Maritimo America attends 2016 Sydney Boat Show with Galati Yacht Sales

Maritimo America/Galati Yacht Sales attended the Sydney International Boat Show this past week to preview the latest lineup of Maritimo Yachts. Maritimo Yachts is a brand built in Gold Coast, Australia, and imported to the U.S. since 2002. Maritimo Yachts displayed the newest models including the M51, M61, M64 and M70 as well as the newest introduction of the Elandra ...

Read More »

There’s still time to apply for Top 100

It’s the day after the Boating Industry Top 100 applications are due! The editorial staff has already begun combing through applications and getting ready to select the 100 best boat dealers in North America of 2016. If you haven’t completed an application yet, you may feel like this: But don’t worry. If you’re still working on an application and want ...

Read More »

7 steps to creating successful events

For marine businesses looking to create successful events, there is one simple tactic: plan ahead. Any event that is intended to make an impact on customers should take weeks to organize, develop and execute. “To have any successful event, you have to plan far enough in advance,” said Dave Commander, president of Russell Marine, the Boating Industry Top 100 Best ...

Read More »

Parks Marina Inc. purchases Central Emporium at Okoboji

Central Emporium, a historic lakefront mall that has overlooked West Lake Okoboji for more than a century, has been purchased by Okoboji-based Parks Marina Inc., a Boating Industry Top 100 dealer, according to the Sioux City Journal. Built in 1901, the Emporium currently features 26 shopping and dining venues, many that have existed at the location for years. The property ...

Read More »

Wisconsin dealers exude enthusiasm for coming season

I had the privilege of visiting seven dealers in the state of Wisconsin last week: Nestegg Marine, Shipyard Marine, Gage Marine, Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Reed’s Marine, Don’s Marine and SkipperBud’s of Madison. I am thankful each dealer took the time to let me tour their facilities during an incredibly busy time while getting boats ready for the short season of ...

Read More »

Top 100 boat dealers share CSI and customer service strategies

The Boating Industry Top 100 dealers represent some of the best boat dealers in North America. In the Top 100 Spotlight, we share some of their best practices.  It furthers the mission of the Top 100 program: to not only recognize the best dealers, but to share their knowledge and experience with the entire industry.  This month, we share tips ...

Read More »

Pursuit Boats expands dealer network with Legendary Marine

Pursuit Boats announced it has appointed Legendary Marine as its authorized dealer for the Florida panhandle. Legendary Marine, established in 2001, is a full-service marine provider with national and regional award-winning sales and service teams. Legendary Marine is a Boating Industry Top 100 Hall of Fame dealer, having won Dealer of the Year in 2012 and 2013. “We are extremely ...

Read More »

Social proof through traditional media

The Boating Industry Top 100 dealers represent some of the best boat dealers in North America. In the Top 100 Spotlight, we share some of their best practices. It furthers the mission of the Top 100 program: to not only recognize the best dealers, but to share their knowledge and experience with the entire industry.  While the importance of digital marketing ...

Read More »