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Editor’s Choice 2017: Mark’s Marine

Mark’s Marine Hayden, Idaho The dealers in the Top 100 represent the elite of the boating industry – those that are judged by the team at Boating Industry to be the best dealers in North America. Within that 100, many dealers are called out for special recognition – the Dealer of the Year and the Top 20 that qualify as ...

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2017 Top 100 Dealer of the year: OneWater Marine Holdings

After capturing Dealer of the Year honors last year, OneWater Marine Holdings has hardly rested on its laurels. In 2016 alone, OneWater added five new dealerships – and 10 locations – to its holdings: SunDance Marine, Lookout Marine, Texas Sport, Sunrise Marine and Marina Mike’s. Acquisitions continued in 2017, including long-time Top 100 dealer South Shore Marine, the 2016 Best ...

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2017 Best in Class: Best Events

Best Events Oak Hill Marina Arnolds Park, Iowa Community dedication comes to the forefront when Oak Hill Marina staff start looking at the coming year’s calendar. Many of the dealership’s year-round events are organized with the goal of raising money for entities and organizations in need. Marina staff joined forces with the Foundation for Exceptional Warriors for a new June event ...

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2017 Best in Class: Best New Idea

Best New Idea Clark Marine Manchester, Maine  Incorporating video blogs into an overall dealership social media strategy has given Clark Marine owner and partner Rob Brown a new appreciation of content marketing’s staying power. The “Rob’s Vlogs” series also has given Clark Marine a personality, and created an advanced trust, especially with new customers, Brown says. During the 2016 calendar year, ...

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2017 Best in Class: Most Innovative

Most Innovative Futrell Marine Nashville, Ark. Futrell Marine has a storied history filled with innovative approaches to business improvement. The dealership was founded in 1948 by Dan Futrell, who began selling Mercury outboard motors from a small store on Main Street in Nashville, Ark. Dan was a huge boat racing proponent in the 1950s and passed his love of boating ...

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2017 Best in Class: Best Service Department

Best Service Department Off Shore Marine Branchville, N.J. Each year Off Shore Marine adopts a service department theme word to address an area that’s problematic. The goal is creating a new perspective when change is needed to solve a service department challenge. “The last two years have shown tremendous growth in our business,” says Off Shore Marine President Louis Cecchini. “With ...

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2017 Best in Class: Best Marketing

Best Marketing Pride Marine Group Ltd.  Bracebridge, Ontario From social media to augmented reality, anything and everything digital was at the forefront of Pride Marine Group’s marketing strategy in 2016. The Canadian dealer group focused its marketing efforts – both increased digital and limited traditional – on their newly defined target market, known to the company as “Roger.” Pride Marine ...

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The 2017 Top 100 Dealers

Now in its 13th year, the Boating Industry Top 100 program finds the dealers on the list to be more successful than they have ever been. The Top 100 and Hall of Fame dealers topped $3 billion in revenue for the first time in the history of the program, achieving revenue of more than $3.1 billion in 2016. Total revenue ...

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2017 Best in Class: Best Training & Benefits

Best Training & Benefits Legend Boats Whitefish, Ontario Legend Boats uses a two-prong approach in making sure new as well as existing dealership employees receive the best training possible to serve customers. A new team member does not start until they have a completed a detailed two- to four-week training schedule, says Legend Boats Co-CEO Jamie Dewar. That training begins with ...

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2017 Best in Class: Best Customer Service

Best Customer Service Port Harbor Marine South Portland, Maine Port Harbor Marine places customer loyalty above CSI scores when it comes to fostering a dealership service focus. “Our strategy is designed to improve the store first and then use mechanisms to insure we are getting the scores we deserve,” says Port Harbor Marine President Rob Soucy. “The first thing we work ...

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