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Russo marine receives the second annual Richard T. Fisher award from Boston Whaler

(Medford, Mass.) (8/12/2008) -- Russo Marine recently was selected to receive Boston Whaler’s highest level of accomplishment, the Richard T. Fisher Award. Having shown excellence in brand representation, tremendous commitment to customer satisfaction and outstanding sales achievements for many years, Russo Marine was presented with the second annual award during Boston Whaler’s recent 2009 model year dealer meeting.

“Dick Fisher, the founder of Boston Whaler, epitomizes the essence of creative thinking, hard work, commitment to follow-through on promises made to customers, outstanding marketing instincts and delivering a high quality product over and over again,” said John Ward, president of Boston Whaler. “Mr. Fisher was the inspiration to create this Boston Whaler award for the top dealer that represents Boston Whaler with these same principles.”

Russo Marine has consistently achieved outstanding customer satisfaction, led market share in its territory year-after- year, and delivered a high quality ownership experience to each and every customer, Ward said. In addition, for many years Russo Marine has earned Boston Whaler’s Master Dealer certification. Based on these criteria, this dealership was selected to receive the Richard T. Fisher Award for work during the 2008 model year.

“Mr. Fisher was an engineering genius who changed modern boating forever. It is a true honor to be associated with his name through this award,” said Russo Marine General Manager Larry Russo, Jr., who accepted this award.

Russo Marine is a family owned business in operation for 68 years, and has been a dealer of Boston Whaler boats since 1972.

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