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Boating Industry announced its 2019 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala on Nov. 24 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. “This is the 15th year of recognizing the Top 100 and the dealers on the list just keep getting better, topping $3.5 billion in total revenue in 2018.”

The Top 100 is the only independent ranking of boat dealers in North America.

The list recognizes dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more. The Boating Industry Top 100 has recognized the top dealers in North America every year since 2005.

Quality Boats of Clearwater, Fla. was named as the 2019 Dealer of the Year.

"The 45-year-old company has been a top-ranked member of the Top 100 for years," Boating Industry content director David Gee said.

In 2018, the company was especially impressive, growing total revenue by 33.17%. Quality Boats improved its facilities, strengthened its operations and invested in its marketing.

The company combines the best of a large operation with the customer service of a family business. That means taking care of its customers and employees, focusing on its tagline, “The difference is quality, the foundation is family.”

HALL OF FAME, BEST IN CLASS HONORED

All members of the Top 100 Hall of Fame were honored at the Top 100 Gala, including Galati Yacht Sales, Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Legendary Marine, MarineMax, Prince William Marine Sales, OneWater Marine Holdings and new inductee, Sail & Ski Center .

Boating Industry also recognized eight other companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business.

  • Best Community Outreach – Hampton Watercraft & Marine, Hampton Bays, N.Y.
  • Best Customer Service – Jerry's Majestic Marine, Lake Geneva, Wis.
  • Best Digital Strategy – Futell Marine, Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Best Training & Benefits – Spicer's Boat City, Houghton Lake, Mich.
  • Best Boat Show Strategy -- Nautical Ventures, Dania Beach, Fla.
  • Best Marketing – Marine Sales Group, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Best New Idea - Marina Holdings, Yarmouth, Maine
  • Best Service Department – Causeway Marine, Manahawkin, N.J.

BOATING INDUSTRY LEGENDS HONORED

During the event, Boating Industry also honored its Boating Industry Top 100 Legends, made up of dealers who have been a part of the Top 100 program for all 15 years of its existence.

The Boating Industry Legends include:

  • Gage Marine
  • Gordy’s Lakefront Marine
  • Hampton Watercraft & Marine
  • MarineMax
  • Marine Center of Indiana
  • Omaha Marine Center
  • The OneWater Marine family of companies, including Legendary Marine
  • Prince William Marine
  • Shipyard Marine
  • Short’s Marine
  • The Sportsman.

THE BOATING INDUSTRY 2019 TOP 100

As in past years, the Top 20 members of the Top 100 were ranked, with the remaining 80 being recognized as Top 100 dealers.

For complete coverage of the 2019 Top 100, be sure to check out the December 2019 issue of Boating Industry.

The 2019 Boating Industry Top 100 was sponsored by the Leadership Alliance: Volvo Penta, Dealer Profit Services, Evinrude, Kicker Marine Audio, and the Water Sports Industry Association.

The complete Top 100:

1 Quality Boats of Clearwater, Inc. Clearwater, Fla.
2 M & P Mercury Sales Ltd Burnaby, B.C.
3 Marine Connection West Palm Beach, Fla.
4 Regal & Nautique of Orlando Orlando, Fla.
5 BMC Boats Longwood, Fla.
6 Irwin Marine - NH Laconia, N.H.
7 Marine Sales Group, Inc. Memphis, Tenn.
8 Futrell Marine Hot Springs, Ark.
9 Hampton Watercraft & Marine Hampton Bays, N.Y.
10 Buckeye Sports Center Peninsula, Ohio
11 Marina Holdings LLC Yarmouth, Maine
12 Oak Hill Marina Arnolds Park, Iowa
13 Riverside Marine Inc Baltimore, Md.
14 Spicer's Boat City Houghton Lake, Mich.
15 Legend Boats Whitefish, Ontario
16 Off Shore Marine, Inc. Branchville, N.J.
17 Nautical Ventures Group Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
18 Colorado Boat Center Johnstown, Colo.
19 The Boat Shop Lake Wallenpaupack, Penn.
20 Atwood Lake Boats, Inc. Mineral City, Ohio
     
  Alberta Marine & RV Nanton, Alberta
  Angler's Choice Marine Martinsville, Va.
  Atlantic Outboard, Inc. Westbrook, Conn.
  Bent Marine Metairie, La.
  Blue Springs Marine Blue Springs, Mo.
  Boaters Exchange Rockledge, Fla.
  Boulder Boats Henderson, Nev.
  Breath's Boats & Motors Bay St. Louis, Miss.
  Buster's Marine Broad Channel, N.Y.
  Causeway Marine Sales, LLC Manahawkin, N.J.
  Charlotte Ski Boats Mooresville, N.C.
  Chesapeake Whalertowne Grasonville, Md.
  Chessie Marine Sales, Inc. Elkton, Md.
  Clark Marine Manchester, Maine
  Clemons Boats Sandusky, Ohio
  Colony Marine St. Clair Shores, Mich.
  Current Watersports Cincinnati, Ohio
  Deep Creek Marina LLC McHenry, Md.
  Desmasdon's Boat Works Pointe au Baril, Ontario
  Dockside Marine Houston, Texas
  Don's Marine, LLC Lodi, Wis.
  Dry Dock Marine Center Angola, Ind.
  FB Marine Group Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  Gage Marine Williams Bay, Wis.
  Gibbons Motor Toys Gibbons, Alberta
  Gordon Bay Marine Ltd. Muskoka, Ontario
  Grand Pointe Marina Dimondale, Mich.
  Gregg Orr Marine Hot Springs, Ark.
  Jerry's Majestic Marine Lake Geneva, Wis.
  Jet Ski of Miami & Fisherman's Boat Group Miami, Fla.
  Lakeside Motor Sports Mecosta, Mich.
  Lincolnton Marine, Inc. Lincolnton, Ga.
  Lynnhaven Marine Virginia Beach, Va.
  Maple City Marine Ltd. Chatham, Ontario
  Marine Center of Indiana Indianapolis, Ind.
  Marine Specialties Boat Sales & Service Sparks, Nev.
  Mark's Marine, Inc. Coeur d Alene, Idaho
  Marks Leisure Time Marine Conesus, N.Y.
  Miami Nautique International Miami, Fla.
  Midwest Water Sports Crystal, Minn.
  Minnesota Inboard Water Sports Excelsior, Minn.
  Munson Ski & Inboard Water Sports ROUND LAKE, Ill.
  N3 Boatworks Indianapolis, Ind.
  Ocean House Marina Charlestown, R.I.
  Ocean Marine Group Ocean Springs, Miss.
  Omaha Marine Center Inc Omaha, Neb.
  Orleans Boat World & Sports Orleans, Ontario
  Paris Marine Ltd. Selwyn, Ontario
  Pasadena Boat Works Pasadena, Md.
  Payne Marine Ltd Pointe au Baril, Ontario
  Plantation Boat Mart Islamorada, Fla
  Rayburn's Marine Kelowna, B.C.
  Reed's Marine Delavan, Wis.
  Rhode River Marina Edgewater, Md.
  Richardson's Boat Yard Standish, Maine
  Rinker's Boat World Houston, Texas
  River City Boat Sales & Marine Service Portland, Ore.
  River Valley Power & Sport Inc. Red Wing, Minn.
  Sea Ray of Cincinnati/Louisville Cincinnati, Ohio
  Shipyard Marine Green Bay, Wis.
  Short's Marine, Inc. Millsboro, Del.
  Silver Spray Sports, Inc. Fenton, Mich.
  South Florida Marine Boynton Beach, Fla.
  Spring Brook Marine, Inc. Seneca, Ill.
  Starboard Marinas/The Harbor Branson, Mo.
  Superior Boat Repair & Sales Sacramento, Calif.
  Table Rock Boats Kimberling City, Miss.
  Taylor's South Shore Marina Waynesville, Ohio
  The Boat House Cape Coral, Fla.
  The Great Outdoors Marine Lavalette, W.Va.
  The Sportsman San Benito, Texas
  Tobler Marina Hayden, Idaho
  Town & Country Marine Lakefield, Ontario
  Travis Marine Knoxville Tenn.
  Vallely Sport & Marine Bismarck, N.D.
  Wakeside Marine, LLC Elkhart, Ind.
  Walstrom Marine Inc. Harbor Springs, Mich.
  Watercraft Sales Three Lakes, Wis.
  Wayzata Marine Wayzata, Minn.
  White Lake Marine Elizabethtown, N.C.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. chris spatafore

    Keep the statistics coming guys,Thanks GT Marine

  2. Great info! Thanks!

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