Edgewater, Fla. (Dec 13, 2016) -
Boating Industry announced the 2016 Top 100 Dealers during a black tie gala held on December 8 in Orlando, and Boston Whaler dealers nabbed an impressive 12 of the top 100 spots. In addition, two dealers were recognized by Boating Industry with special “Best in Class” awards for excelling in a particular area of their business.
“We owe a great deal of our success as a company to the hard work and dedication of our dealer network, and we’re proud to see them receive this recognition,” said Boston Whaler President Nick Stickler. “This award affirms what we see in the field, day in and day out: Boston Whaler’s dealers are committed to providing superior customer service and support to our boating family.”
The Top 100 is the only independent ranking of boat dealers in North America, making it all the more prestigious an honor.
“From the thousands of dealers in North America — and hundreds of nominations — these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Boating Industry Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Sweet. “These dealers excel not only at the business of selling boats, but also delivering a great customer experience.”
“As the Boating Industry Top 100 celebrates its 12th year, the dealers on the list are stronger than they have been since before the Great Recession,” Sweet continued. “The Top 100 and Hall of Fame reached nearly $2.7 billion in total revenue in 2015, surpassing last year’s total by more than $100 million. These dealers also faced stiff competition to make the list, with the highest number of applications since the recession.”
“Our dealers help our customers by seeing to their service, product and information needs, empowering them to get out there and do what they love most: go boating,” Stickler said. “I congratulate all of our dealers on the list for their considerable efforts.”
Boston Whaler Dealers Recognized with “Best in Class” Awards:
Best Customer Service: M&P Mercury Sales Ltd. – Burnaby, British Columbia
Best Marketing: Hampton Watercraft & Marine – Hampton Bays, NY
Boston Whaler Dealers on Top 100 Dealers List:
The Sail & Ski Center – Austin, TX
Port Harbor Marine – South Portland, ME
M&P Mercury Sales Ltd. – Burnaby, British Columbia
Breath’s Boats – Bay St. Louis, MS
Clemons Boats – Sandusky, OH
Gage Marine – Williams Bay, WI
Gordon Bay Marine – MacTier, Ontario
Hall Marine Group – Lake Wylie, SC
Hampton Watercraft and Marine – Hampton Bays, NY
Lake Union Sea Ray – Seattle, WA
Lynnhaven Marine – Virginia Beach, VA
Traverse Bay Marine, Inc. – Traverse City, MI
To see the full Top 100 Dealers List, visit www.boatingindustry.com.
"This award affirms what we see in the field, day in and day out: Boston Whaler’s dealers are committed to providing superior customer service and support to our boating family."