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:
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
• Ocean Marine Group, Inc., Ocean Springs, Miss.
• Off Shore Marine, Inc., Branchville, N.J.
• Omaha Marine Center, Omaha, Neb.
• Paris Marine Ltd., Selwyn, Ontario
• Payne Marine Ltd., Pointe au Baril, Ontario
• Plantation Boat Mart, Tavernier, Fla.
• Port Sandfield Marina Ltd., Port Sandfield, Ontario
• Rayburns Marine, Kelowna, British Columbia
• Reed’s Marine, Inc., Delavan, Wis.
• Regal & Nautique of Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
• Sea Ray of Cincinnati & Louisville, Cincinnati
• Shipyard Marine, Green Bay, Wis.
• Shorts Marine, Inc., Millsboro, Del.
• Silver Spray Sports, Inc., Fenton, Mich.
• Skier’s Marine, Westover, Ala.
• Slalom Shop Boats & Yachts, Lewisville, Texas
• South Florida Mastercraft, Boynton Beach, Fla.
• South Shore Marine, Huron, Ohio
• Spicer’s Boat City, Houghton Lake, Mich.
• Spring Brook Marina, Inc., Seneca, Ill.
• Starboard Marinas / The Harbor, Branson, Mo.
• Superior Boat Repair & Sales, Rancho Cordova, Calif.
• Texas Marine, Beaumont, Texas
• The Boat House, Cape Coral, Fla.
• The Boat Shop, Tafton, Penn.
• The Great Outdoors Marine, Lavalette, W.V.
• The Sportsman, San Benito, Texas
• Tobler Marina, Hayden, Idaho
• Town & Country Marine, Lakefield, Ontario
• Traverse Bay Marine, Traverse City, Mich.
• Vallely Sport & Marine, Bismarck, N.D.
• WakeSide Marine, Elkhart, Ind.
• Wayzata Marine, Inc., Orono, Minn.