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Pasadena Boat Works helps fight against COVID-19

A Maryland-based, Boating Industry Top 100 boat dealership recently stepped up big in the fight against COVID-19. Pasadena Boat Works' co-owner Rick Levin donated roughly 14,000 specialized N95 respirator masks to the Maryland State Health Department. Levin said he has stored the masks for about four years, donating them to children who are going through chemotherapy for cancer. The masks ...

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Riverside Marine: Family, experience, success

By Adam Quandt Family owned and operated for over 43 years and now in its second generation of ownership, Essex, Maryland’s Riverside Marine defines family-owned and focused business. And with that mindset, the dealership and marina has consistently powered to success. “Riverside is operating a successful profitable business with staying power for a major downturn like it was before the ...

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The 2020 Top 100

By Jonathan Sweet The most important question on the Top 100 application is what dealers have done to get better over the previous years. It’s a recognition that no matter how good a dealership is, it can get better. We’re looking for that constant effort that shows a dedication to continual improvement. At the same time, it’s important that we ...

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Managing the generations

By Jonathan Sweet When people talk about diversity, the first thing that usually comes to mind is ethnic and racial diversity. But the truth is most of us are now facing a workforce that is also diverse when it comes to generational differences. Consider that for some businesses, there are five generations in the workforce: the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, ...

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2019 Top 100: Best Practices

As the Boating Industry Top 100 celebrates its 15th year, the dealers on the list continue to outpace the rest of the industry. The Top 100 and Hall of Fame achieved more than $3 billion in total revenue in 2018, while enjoying the highest average net profit in the history of the program. These dealers also faced stiff competition to ...

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2019 Top 100 Dealer of the Year: Quality Boats of Clearwater, Inc.

“Our mission is to make our customer’s boating experiences magnificent and memorable.” Now, how about some metrics to go with that mission? There was a 33.17% increase in total revenue from 2017 to 2018, they have attained double digit revenue percentage growth in 15 of the 25 last years, they earn an annual dealer CSI averaging higher than 95%, the ...

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2019 Editor’s Choice: Dockside Marine

By Jonathan SweetTop 100 Program Director Dockside MarineHouston, Texas Dockside Marine has only been in business for a decade, but has already established itself as a leading dealer in the Houston area. What started out with $750,000 in sales from a single gravel lot in 2008 now operates on a three-acre facility with revenue at nearly $20 million in 2018 ...

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2019 Best in Class: Best Digital Strategy & Website

Futrell MarineHot Springs, Ark. With an ever-growing technology-driven and online world, it’s more important than ever for dealerships to maintain a strong digital market strategy and easy-to-use and up-to-date website. On the heels of a recent award for Best New Idea for a virtual boat show, Futrell Marine continues to strive to offer customers the best possible experience in a ...

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2019 Best in Class: Best Training

Spicer's Boat CityHoughton Lake, Mich. Having the right people on your team means everything to running a successful business. However, it’s not just about having the right people. A strong dealership needs the right people paired with continuous training and improvement. The top dealers consistently invest in their teams to grow stronger. Training efforts are required across the entire dealership ...

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2019 Best in Class: Best Community Outreach

Hampton Watercraft & MarineHampton Bays, N.Y. Countless studies have shown that businesses – both small and large – that give back to their local communities are more successful than those that don’t. You don’t have to tell that to Anthony Villareale, president and founder of Hampton Watercraft & Marine. “We pride ourselves on being a community-oriented business,” he said. “We ...

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