Aug 10, 2021

NMDA Supplier of the YearIn a repeat of the 2020 Supplier of the Year results, Sea-Dog Line, Star brite® and Gold Eagle are winners of the 2021 National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) Supplier of the Year Awards.

The awards were announced during the NMDA Awards Luncheon, August 4, 2021, held during S.T.E.P. in Rosemont IL.

The Diamond category was won by Sea-Dog Line. The Everett, Washington-based company, is a leading supplier of over 5,500 marine dock, deck and rigging hardware items, 12-volt electrical/lighting and ventilation accessories. Runner-up in this category was Polyform US.

Star brite®is the winner in the Platinum category. Star brite® is a leading manufacturer of waxes, polishes, cleaners, teak finishes, motor oils, fuel additives and more. Because Star brite® is run by avid boaters who test every item on their own boats, only the latest technology and highest-quality ingredients are used. Runner-up in this category is Whitecap Industries.

Gold Eagle was started in 1932 in a small Chicago storefront and is the winner of the Supplier of the Year Gold category. The original focus of Gold Eagle was on preventing and curing the toughest engine problems. The company has evolved beyond the engine to offer complete protection for all things from cars to boats to recreation equipment. Gold category runner-up is Meguiar’s.

Special Focus awards in each category were also presented. These awards are scored by adding together the categories that are appropriate and are awarded to the company who scored the highest in each category.

Award                                                              Diamond                     Platinum          Gold
Best All Around Packaging                              Sea-Dog Line               Star brite         Gold Eagle
Marketing Philosophy                                     Sea-Dog Line               Star brite         Gold Eagle
Supply Chain Standards Efficiency Award      Polyform US                Star brite         Gold Eagle

The wholesale distributor members of NMDA have voted annually since 1972 to recognize their top suppliers for overall excellence in supply chain management, marketing, packaging & shipping and customer service.

NMDA is the leading trade association for US and Canadian marine products distributors. Members include major distributors, many leading product manufacturers and manufacturers’ representatives. For more information visit , email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 865.518.6257.