Aug 2, 2022

NMDA Supplier of the Year AwardFrom left to right:
Bryan Ley, Ben Stoddard and Thomas (TJ) James from ARCO Marine, winners of the Platinum Category SOY award, followed by Jasper Nysether, Norman Drangsholt and Zael Zura of Sea-Dog Line, winners of the Diamond SOY award. Missing from the picture Meguiar’s, the Gold SOY winner.

Sea-Dog Line, ARCO Marine and Meguiar’s are the winners of the 2022 National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) Supplier of the Year awards.

The awards were announced during the NMDA Awards Luncheon, July 27, 2022, 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 T-H Marine.

ARCO Marine is the winner in the Platinum category. ARCO Marine was established in 1960 and is a trusted source for high-quality alternators, inboard and outboard starts and tilt/trim motors. The company takes pride in its ability to manufacture in America to the highest standards of quality control and testing. Runner-up in this category is Star brite.

In the Gold category, Meguiar’s was announced as the winner. For more than 100 years Meguiar’s has been providing cleaners, waxes and polishes which help keep boats looking like new. Their ongoing research and development help keep them at the forefront of offering protection for all things from cars to RVs to boats. Gold category runner-up is C.E.Smith.

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               Gold Eagle                    Meguiar’s
Marketing Philosophy                         Sea-Dog Line               Star brite                     Meguiar’s 
Supply Chain Standards Efficiency     Sea-Dog Line               ARCO Marine              C.E. Smith
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.