“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
- 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.|