USA. Boating Industry names 2015 Top 100 Dealers

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. M

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. About Boating Industry Boating Industry is the leading trade magazine serving the marine industry.

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