17 Canadians Among MDCE's Top 100 North American Dealers


Seventeen Canadian dealers were among the top 100 North American Dealers honoured at the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo's (MDCE) annual black-tie gala. The event, organized by The Marine Retailers Associations of the Americas (MRAA) and Boating Industry Magazine, took place in Orlando, Florida in late November.

Three of the Canadian businesses on the list were among the top 20 dealers.

"These dealers represent the best of the best in the marine industry,' said Boating Industry Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Sweet. "From thousands of dealers across North America, these companies stand out for their financial performance, dedication to customer service and creative marketing.'

The top 20 dealers on the list were ranked, while the remaining 80 were simply recognized as ‘Top 100' dealers.

The Top 100
1. Legendary Marine
2. Gordy's Lakefront Marine, Inc.
3. The Sail & Ski Center
4. Buckeye Marine
5. Parks Marina
6. Russell Marine LLC
7. Seattle Boat Company
8. Strong's Marine, LLC
9. Pride Marine Group
10. Woodard Marine Inc.
11. Bosun's Marine, Inc.
12. Port Harbor Marine
13. Russo Marine
14. Quality Boats of Clearwater, Inc.
15. M&P Mercury Sales Ltd.
16. Austin Boats & Motors, Inc.
17. BMC Boats
18. Marine Connection
19. Hampton Watercraft and Marine
20. Oak Hill Marina
Action Water Sports
Advantage Yacht Sales
Alberta Marine
American Marine
Boat Town, Inc.
Boaters Exchange
Boats Incorporated
Breath's Boats & Motors
Cannons Marina
Causeway Marine Sales, LLC
Clark Marine
Cleveland Boat Center
Colorado Boat Center
Davey Marine
Deep Creek Marina
Desmasdons Boatworks
Dockside Marine

Don's Marine, LLC
Dri-Port Marine
Dry Dock Marine Center
Farm Island Repair and Marine
Fogarty's Lake Flower Marina
Futrell Marine
Gage Marine
George's Marine & Sports
Glencove Marina
Gone Fishin' Marine, Inc.
Gordon Bay Marine
Hall Marine Group
Hayes Marine
Hurst Marina Ltd.
Irwin Marine
Kelly's Port
Lake Union Sea Ray
Lake Viking Marine, Inc
Laurel Marina Dealership
Legend Boats
Lodder's Marine
Lynnhaven Marine
Maple City Marine LTD.
Marina Fortin

Marine Center of Indiana
Marine Sales of Pickwick
Marine Specialties Boat Sales & Service
Miami Ski Nautique, Inc
N3 Boatworks
North Texas Marine
Off Shore Marine, Inc.
Omaha Marine Center
Paris Marine Ltd.
Payne Marine Ltd.
Port Sandfield Marina Ltd.

Power Boats Inc
Rambo Marine, Inc
Rayburns Marine World Ltd.
Reed's Marine, Inc.
Regal & Nautique of Orlando
Sea Ray of Cincinnati & Sea Ray of Louisville
Shipyard Marine
Short's Marine, Inc.
Silver Spray Sports, Inc.
Ski & Sports, Inc.
South Austin Marine
South Florida MasterCraft
South Shore Marine
Spicer's Boat City
Spring Brook Marina, Inc.
Starboard Marinas Inc./State Park Marina
Superior Boat Repair & Sales
Texas Marine
The Boat Shop
The Great Outdoors Marine
The Sportsman
Tobler Marina
Town & Country Marine
Traverse Bay Marine, Inc.
Vallely Sport & Marine
WakeSide Marine, LLC
Wayzata Marine
White Lake Marine

Seven dealers also received special "Best in Class' awards for various achievements:

Best Digital Strategy – Marine Connection, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Best Boat Show Strategy – Russell Marine, Alexander City, Alabama
Best Industry Advocate – Port Harbor Marine, South Portland, Maine
Best Training Program – Colorado Boat Center, Johnstown, Colorado
Best Customer Service – Gordy's Lakefront Marine, Fontana, Wisconsin
Best Service Department – Woodard Marine, Hydeville, Vermont
Best Marketing – Buckeye Marine, Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Top 100 Hall of Fame
Galati Yacht Sales
MarineMax, Inc.
Prince William Marine Sales Inc.

Next year's MDCE is set to return to the Orange Country Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida from November 16 to 19 inclusive.