The Boat Warehouse, Kingston, ON has been named Volvo Penta's largest dealer (that sells boats) in Canada and second largest in North America for the 2009 model year.
Chris Goulder, president of Volvo Penta Canada notified The Boat Warehouse of its achievement earlier this month.
“We were quite surprised,” said Dave Mayhew, president of the Boat Warehouse. “We knew that with the downturn in the economy business was going to be tough. We were able to achieve a half-decent year and were shocked to find out we were able to hit the kind of numbers with Volvo to be one of its largest North American dealers.”
The Boat Warehouse has been a Volvo Penta dealer since the mid 1990s according to Mayhew.
“We're pretty loyal to the manufacturers we deal with,” said Mayhew. “So when we decided to go with Volvo, we we're pretty much putting 100 percent Volvo sterndrives in our boats. We've pushed and promoted its product at all of our boat shows and at the dealership during all of the years that we've been doing business with them.”