Boating Industry magazine announced its 11th annual list of Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala last week 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.
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 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.
The complete Top 100:
Gordy’s Lakefront Marine of 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.
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
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.