Tag Archives: Top 100 Dealers

OneWater Marine Holdings acquires Rambo Marine

ATLANTA – OneWater Marine Holdings, LLC, announced today that they have made a new partnership with Rambo Marine, a Boating Industry Top 100 dealer with locations in Huntsville and Birmingham, Ala. The dealership will continue to operate using its current name, location and personnel and offer Cobalt and Marker One pontoons at both locations, while also introducing those brands to the Singleton ...

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Top 100 dealers are committed to customers

Over the past week, I was fortunate to visit three of our Top 100 dealers for the first time: Wayzata Marine in Wayzata, Minn., Oak Hill Marina in Arnolds Park, IA, and Parks Marina in Lake Okoboji, IA. You can check out photos from the Boating Industry editorial team’s Oak Hill Marina and Parks Marina visits at our Facebook and ...

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If you’ve got it, if you’ve done it, flaunt it

By Jim Ackerman and Paul Furse -- For most dealers, your trophies go largely unnoticed, to the detriment of your sales. Wait. What trophies? Not just races won or awards given, although they’re part of the mix, but also the training, credentials, certifications, experience and history of your dealership. You see, most dealers simply take the ads slicks they’ve been ...

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Our Top 100 reviews begin

As I write this, Matt, Mike and I are sitting in a cabin in northern Minnesota watching the sun go down as we take a break from reviewing our fifth Top 100 application of the day on our fifth day of the review process. Keeping that theme going, this is the fifth year we’ve traveled to this cabin on the ...

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Boating Industry’s 2009 Top 100 Photo Gallery

Welcome to the photo showcase for the 2009 Boating Industry Top 100 Dealers Club 100 Gala, brought to you by the Leadership Alliance and Boating Industry magazine. This gallery showcases the entire event, held on Nov. 18, 2009, from the cocktail reception through the awards and the after Top 100 networking event. You can view all of the photos and ...

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The importance of “family time”

When we ask dealers to write about their employee relations strategies in Boating Industry’s Top 100 Dealer Application, many talk about the “family” atmosphere they try to create. Of course, a good percentage of dealerships are literally family-run operations, so that’s no surprise. But the “family” philosophy has also been adopted by lots of companies without a single blood relative ...

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How to be a smart company

The Boating Industry editorial team just finished evaluating this year’s Top 100 Dealer applications, and we were invigorated to learn that several have acquired competitors or land for future expansion, and all have continued to invest in improving their current operation.

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The ultimate Top 100 Dealers nomination

The nomination process built into the Top 100 Dealers Program is a critical component to the success of the ranking’s creation each year. We receive thousands of dealer nominations, and they help us find the dealers that are regarded as among the best by third-party companies. The nominations come in from boat builders, engine manufacturers, service providers — all sectors ...

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Black belt attitude

Last September, I became a black belt in martial arts, and lately I've been giving a lot of thought to how the philosophies we use in the dojo apply in the business world. I've found, for example, that I'm definitely not in the same shape I was when I first tied the black belt around my waist. Work and home ...

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