Boating Industry announced the 10th annual list of Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Wednesday in Orlando.
“For a decade, Boating Industry has recognized the best boat dealers in North America as the Top 100,” said Boating Industry editor-in-chief Jonathan Sweet. “These dealers are truly the elite of the marine industry, recognized for their business acumen, customer service and overall excellence.”
Topping the list this year, and earning Dealer of the Year honors, was Gordy’s Lakefront Marine of Fontana, Wis.
Legendary Marine, the 2012 and 2013 Dealer of the Year, was inducted into the Top 100 Hall of Fame, joining previous inductees MarineMax, Galati Yacht Sales and Prince William Marine Sales.
Boating Industry also recognized eight other companies with special “Best in Class” awards:
- Best Events: Russell Marine
- Best Industry Advocate: Russo Marine
- Best Boat Show Strategy: Marine Connection
- Best Community Outreach: M&P Mercury Sales
- Best Marketing: MarineMax
- Best Training & Benefits: The Sail & Ski Center
- Best Customer Service: George’s Marine & Sports
- Best Service Department: Clark Marine
This year, 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 2014 Top 100, be sure to check out the December issue of Boating Industry.
The Top 100
- Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Fontana, Wis.
- Russell Marine, Alexander City, Ala.
- Singleton Marine Group, Buford, Ga.
- The Sail & Ski Center, Austin, Texas
- Seattle Boat Company, Seattle
- Parks Marina, Okoboji, Iowa
- Strong’s Marine, Mattituck, N.Y.
- M&P Mercury Sales, Burnaby, British Columbia
- Port Harbor Marine, South Portland, Maine
- Buckeye Marine, Bobcaygeon, Ontario
- Pride Marine Group, Bracebridge, Ontario
- Quality Boats of Clearwater, Clearwater, Fla.
- Bosun’s Marine, Mashpee, Mass.
- Russo Marine, Medford, Mass.
- Hagadone Marine Group, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
- BMC Boats, Longwood, Fla.
- Action Water Sports, Hudsonville, Mich.
- Woodard Marine, Hydeville, Vt.
- Marine Connection, West Palm Beach, Fla.
- Oak Hill Marina, Arnolds Park, Iowa
Advantage Yacht Sales, Newburyport, Mass.
Anglers Choice, Martinsville, Va.
Atwood Lake Boats, Mineral City, Ohio
Austin Boats & Motors, Austin, Texas
Beauchamp Alberta Marine & Auto, Nanton, Alberta
Boat Town, Austin, Texas
Boaters Exchange, Rockledge, Fla.
Boats Inc., Niantic, Conn.
Breath’s Boats & Motors, Bay St. Louis, Miss.
Buckeye Sports Center, Peninsula, Ohio
Candlewood East Marina, Brookfield, Conn.
Cannons Marina, Longboat Key, Fla.
Causeway Marine Sales, Manahawkin, N.J.
Chessie Marine Sales, Elkton, Md.
Clark Marine, Manchester, Maine
Cleveland Boat Center, Cleveland, Tenn.
Colorado Boat Center, Johnstown, Colo.
Deep Creek Marina, McHenry, Md.
Desmasdon’s Boat Works, Pointe au Baril, Ontario
Dockside Marine, Montgomery, Texas
Don’s Marine, Lodi, Wis.
Fogarty’s Lake Flower Marina, Saranac Lake, N.Y.
Futrell Marine, Nashville, Ark.
Gage Marine, Williams Bay, Wis.
George’s Marine & Sports, Ottawa, Ontario
Gone Fishin’ Marine, Dixon, Calif.
Gordon Bay Marine, Mactier, Ontario
Hall Marine Group, Lake Wylie, S.C.
Hampton Watercraft and Marine, Hampton Bays, N.Y.
Hayes Marine, Appling, Ga.
Hoffmaster’s Marina, Woodbridge, Va.
Irwin Marine, Laconia, N.H.
Jet Ski of Miami & Fisherman’s Boat Group, Miami
Kelly’s Port, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
Lake Union Sea Ray, Seattle
Lake Viking Marine, Gallatin, Mo.
Laurel Marina & Dealership, Bristol, Tenn.
Legend Boats, Whitefish, Ontario
Lodder’s Marine, Fairfield, Ohio
Lynnhaven Marine, Virginia Beach, Va.
Maple City Marine, Chatham, Ontario
Marine Center of Indiana, Indianapolis
Marine Sales of Pickwick & Kentuckiana, Counce, Tenn.
Miami Nautique International, Miami
N3 Boatworks, Indianapolis
North Texas Marine, Gainesville, Texas
Ocean Marine Group, Ocean Springs, Miss.
Off Shore Marine, Branchville, N.J.
Omaha Marine Center, Omaha, Neb.
Orleans Boat World and Sports, Orleans, Ontario
Paris Marine, Selwyn, Ontario
Payne Marine, Pointe au Baril, Ontario
Plantation Boat Mart and Marina, Tavernier, Fla.
Port Sandfield Marina, Port Sandfield, Ontario
Rambo Marine, Hazel Green, Ala.
Rayburns Marine, Kelowna, British Columbia
Reed’s Marine, Delavan, Wis.
Regal & Nautique of Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
Sea Ray of Cincinnati and Louisville, Cincinnati
Shipyard Marine, Suamico, Wis.
Short’s Marine, Millsboro, Del.
Silver Spray Sports, Fenton, Mich.
Slalom Shop Boats & Yachts, Lewisville, Texas
South Florida Mastercraft, Boynton Beach, Fla.
South Shore Marine, Huron, Ohio
Spicer’s Boat City, Houghton Lake, Mich.
Spring Brook Marina, Seneca, Ill.
Starboard Marinas/The Harbor, Branson, Mo.
Superior Boat Repair & Sales, Rancho Cordova, Calif.
The Boat Shop, Tafton, Pa.
The Great Outdoors Marine, Lavelette, W.V.
The Sportsman, San Benito, Texas
Tobler Marina, Hayden, Idaho
Town and Country Marine, Lakefield, Ontario
Traverse Bay Marine, Traverse City, Mich.
Vallely Sport & Marine, Bismarck, N.D.
Wakeboard and Waterski Specialty, Denver
WakeSide Marine, Elkhart, Ind.
Wayzata Marine, Wayzata, Minn.
White Lake Marine, White Lake, N.C.