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USA. Boating Industry names 2015 Top 100 Dealers

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Gordy’s Lakefront Marine wins second dealer of the year award

Boating Industry announced the 11th annual list of Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Wednesday in Orlando.

“As the Top 100 enters its second decade, the dealers on this year's list are healthier than they have been in years,” said Boating Industry editor-in-chief Jonathan Sweet. “The 2015 Top 100 and Hall of Fame topped $2.5 billion in total sales -- the highest total for the Top 100 since 2008."

Earning Dealer of the Year honors for the second year in a row was Gordy’s Lakefront Marine of Fontana, Wis.

"After achieving Dealer of the Year honors the first time, Gordy’s followed that up with a record year for sales and profits in 2014," Sweet said. "The dealership continues to grow and create opportunities for its team members, recognizing that they are the people who truly make any company excel. Simply put, even as Gordy’s celebrated its 60th year in business, they just continue to get better."

With its second Dealer of the Year win, Gordy's will next year enter the Top 100 Hall of Fame, joining previous inductees MarineMax, Galati Yacht Sales, Prince William Marine and Legendary Marine.

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 Training & Benefits - Strong's Marine, Mattituck, N.Y.

Best Industry Advocate - The Sail & Ski Center, Austin, Texas

Best Boat Show Strategy - Pride Marine Group, Bracebridge, Ontario

Best Digital Strategy - Parks Marina, Okoboji, Iowa

Best Customer Service - Austin Boats & Motors, Lakeway, Texas

Best Marketing - Action Water Sports, Hudsonville, Mich.

Most Innovative Dealer - Singleton Marine, Buford, Ga.

Best Service Department - Seattle Boat Company, Seattle

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 2015 Top 100, be sure to check out the December issue of Boating Industry.

The complete Top 100:

Gordy's Lakefront Marina, Fontana, Wis.

Singleton Marine, Buford, Ga.

The Sail & Ski Center, Austin, Texas

Russell Marine LLC, Alexander City, Ala.

Seattle Boat Company, Seattle

Parks Marina, Okoboji, Iowa

Port Harbor Marine, South Portland, Maine

Strong's Marine, Mattituck, N.Y.

M & P Mercury Sales Ltd., Burnaby, British Columbia

Pride Marine Group Ltd, Bracebridge, Ontario

Quality Boats of Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Fla.

Hagadone Marine Group, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Buckeye Marine, Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Russo Marine, Medford, Mass.

Bosun's Marine, Mashpee, Mass.

Action Water Sports, Hudsonville, Mich.

BMC Boats, Longwood, Fla.

Marine Connection, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Oak Hill Marina, Arnolds Park, Iowa

Irwin Marine, Laconia, N.H.

Alberta Marine, Nanton, Alberta

Angler's Choice Marine, Martinsville, Va.

Atwood Lake Boats, Inc., Mineral City, Ohio

Austin Boats and Motors, Lakeway, Texas

B & E Marine, Inc., Michigan City, Ind.

Blue Springs Marine, Blue Springs, Mo.

Boat Town, Inc., Austin, Texas

Boaters Exchange, Rockledge, Fla.

Breath's Boats & Motors, Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Buckeye Sports Center, Inc., Peninsula, Ohio

Buster's Marine, Broad Channel, N.Y.

Candlewood East Marina, Brookfield, Conn.

Cannons Marina, Longboat Key, Fla.

Causeway Marine Sales, LLC, Manahawkin, N.J.

Charlotte Ski Boats, Mooresville, N.C.

Chessie Marine Sales, Inc., Elkton, Md.

Clark Marine, Manchester, Maine

Cleveland Boat Center, Cleveland, Tenn.

Colony Marine Sales and Service, St. Clair Shores, Mich.

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, LLC, Lodi, Wis.

Fogarty's Lake Flower Marina, Saranac Lake, N.Y.

Futrell Marine, Nashville, Ark.

Gage Marine, Williams Bay, Wis.

George's Marine & Sports, Eganville, Ontario

Gone Fishin' Marine, Inc., Dixon, Calif.

Gordon Bay Marine, Mactier, Ontario

Hall Marine Group, Lake Wylie, S.C.

Hampton Watercraft and Marine, Hampton Bays, N.Y.

Jet Ski of Miami & Fisherman's Boat Group, Miami

Lake Union Sea Ray, Seattle

Lake Viking Marine, Gallatin, Mo.

Laurel Marina Dealership, Inc., Bristol, Tenn.

Legend Boats, Whitefish, Ontario

Lodder's Marine, Fairfield, Ohio

Maple City Marine Ltd., Chatham, Ontario

Marina Fortin Inc., St. Paul Ile Aux Noix, Quebec

Marine Center of Indiana, Indianapolis

Marine Sales, Counce, Tenn.

Marine Specialties Boat Sales & Service, Sparks, Nev.

Mark's Marine Inc., Hayden, Idaho

Miami Ski Nautique, Miami

N3 Boatworks, Indianapolis

North Texas Marine, Gainesville, Texas

The Boating Industry Top 100 is sponsored by the Leadership Alliance: GE Capital Commercial Distribution Finance, Manheim Specialty Auctions, Volvo Penta, Brunswick Dealer Advantage, Sunbrella Marine and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas.

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 November 2015 )