Dec 18, 2018

SearayFourteen prestigious Sea Ray® Dealers were recognized for Unsurpassed Service -unsurpassed service, incomparable business operations, and unwavering professionalism are just three of the many qualifications Sea Ray dealers, the most awarded dealer network in the country, must achieve to be named a Top 100 Dealer by Boating Industry. Sea Ray is honored to announce that 14 dealers were recognized in the prestigious lineup with Austin, Texas based Sail & Ski Center taking the top spot. 
 
These Sea Ray dealers were selected from thousands of dealers in North America. Dealers are judged on business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more. The following Sea Ray dealers deliver on all aspects of the boating lifestyle:

•             Sail & Ski Center (Named #1 Dealer)
•             Deep Creek Marina
•             Irwin Marine
•             Lake Union Sea Ray
•             Lynnhaven Marine
•             M & P Mercury Sales
•             Marine Center of Indiana
•             Omaha Marine Center
•             Pride of Muskoka Marine
•             Russell Marine
•             Sea Ray of Cincinnati
•             Vallely Sport & Marine
•             Walstrom Marine, Inc.
•             Watercraft Sales
 

Canadian dealers M & P Mercury Sales and Pride of Muskoka Marine were among those recognized. MarineMax and Prince William Marine Sales were also acknowledged as Boating Industry Top 100 Hall of Fame members in attendance at the event.

“For 60 years, Sea Ray dealers have been serving loyal and repeat customers,” said Brad Anderson, President and General Manager, Sea Ray Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers. “Sea Ray is the most awarded brand with the most awarded dealer network in the country. Our dealers are the face of Sea Ray in the marketplace. We congratulate these elite dealers for this well-deserved recognition.”
 
Honored with the coveted #1 Top Dealer title was Austin, Texas based Sail & Ski Center, who is mourning the recent loss of legendary Co-Founder, industry pioneer and true Sea Ray partner, Rod Malone.
 
“I’m personally grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him and learn from him,” Anderson said. “He was instrumental in growing Austin and San Antonio as top Sea Ray markets, and we can’t forget the Sail & Ski partnership with one of Sea Ray’s most famed events, Aquapalooza, hosted on Lake Travis.” Anderson said that after a 31-year relationship with Sea Ray, Malone is dearly missed, and his legacy lives on with a dedicated team of individuals he inspired within the Sail & Ski organization.

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