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Nautical Ventures Group assumes management for Anglers Marina

Nautical Ventures Group, a Boating Industry Top 100 dealer, has taken over operations of Anglers Marina in Dania Beach and will rebrand the entity as Nautical Ventures Marine Center. On the 10-acre site, Nautical Ventures will build a new 200-unit dry stack, a 15,000 sq. ft. showroom, a six-bay parts service facility, a ship’s store, and a waterfront restaurant with ...

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River Valley completes new marine superstore

River Valley Power & Sport, one of Boating Industry's Top 100 dealers, recently announced the completion of a new marine superstore in Rochester, Minn., adjacent the existing powersports facility. A grand opening celebration will take place the week of June 24-29, 2019. Rochester Chamber of Commerce will commemorate the celebration with a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. on June 24 ...

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The Top 100 … 2019 and beyond

This year we will be celebrating the 15th year of the Top 100. Since 2005, Boating Industry and the Leadership Alliance have recognized the best boat dealers in North America for their financial success, marketing, customer service, industry advocacy and overall business acumen. The 2019 Top 100 will culminate with the annual Top 100 Gala, Nov. 24, at the Rosen ...

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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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Lakeside Motor Sports opens new marine facility

Michigan’s Lakeside Motor Sports — a Boating Industry Top 100 dealer — recently unveiled its new 50,000-square-foot marine showroom and service facility, which is now complete and open for business. The new facility was constructed across the street from their currently operating powersports facility. “This expansion represents our continued investment back into our community to make it better for everyone. Our vision of ...

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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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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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