“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 honours for the second year in a row was Gordy’s Lakefront Marine of Fontana, Wis.
Canadian Dealers receiving recognition this year include:
Alberta Marine, Nanton AB
Buckeye Marine, Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Desmasdon’s Boat Works, Pointe au Baril, Ontario
George’s Marine & Sports, Ottawa, Ontario
Gordon Bay Marine, Mactier, Ontario
Legend Boats, Whitefish, Ontario
M & P Mercury Sales Ltd., Burnaby, British Columbia
Maple City Marine Ltd., Chatham, Ontario
Marina Fortin, St-Paul de l’Ile aux Noix, Quebec
Orleans Boat World and Sports, Orleans, Ontario
Paris Marine Ltd., Selwyn, Ontario
Payne Marine, Pointe au Baril, Ontario
Pride Marine Group, Bracebridge, Ontario
Port Sandfield Marina Ltd., Port Sandfield, Ontario
Rayburns Marine World, Kelowna BC
Town & Country Marine, Lakefield, Ontario
|Photo: Payne Marine of Point au Baril, Ontario accepts their Top 100 Dealers award.||
Photo: Alberta Marine accepting their Top 100 Dealers award
Photo: Paris Marine accepting their Top 100 award for the 10th consecutive year!
|Photo: “At Marina Fortin inc we are very proud to be selected as top 100 dealer for the 7th year. Marina Fortin is the only dealer in Quebec to have won this very prestigious award!”|
Eight other companies were recognized 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.
The complete Top 100:
1. Gordy’s Lakefront Marina, Fontana, Wis.
2. Singleton Marine, Buford, Ga.
3. The Sail & Ski Center, Austin, Texas
4. Russell Marine LLC, Alexander City, Ala.
5. Seattle Boat Company, Seattle
6. Parks Marina, Okoboji, Iowa
7. Port Harbor Marine, South Portland, Maine
8. Strong’s Marine, Mattituck, N.Y.
9. M & P Mercury Sales Ltd., Burnaby, British Columbia
10. Pride Marine Group Ltd, Bracebridge, Ontario
11. Quality Boats of Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Fla.
12. Hagadone Marine Group, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
13. Buckeye Marine, Bobcaygeon, Ontario
14. Russo Marine, Medford, Mass.
15. Bosun’s Marine, Mashpee, Mass.
16. Action Water Sports, Hudsonville, Mich.
17. BMC Boats, Longwood, Fla.
18. Marine Connection, West Palm Beach, Fla.
19. Oak Hill Marina, Arnolds Park, Iowa
20. 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.