Three boat dealers in Saskatchewan have been voted the "best place to buy a boat in Saskatchewan' in 2011 by readers of Prairies North magazine. Nipawin Chrysler Dodge in Nipawin, Exclusive Auto-Marine in Prince Albert and Tru North RV & Marine in Prince Albert were the recipients of the award.
"Prairies North did a readers' poll for the award,' says Ivan Stankowski, Manager of Nipawin Chrysler Dodge, which is a dealer of Lund fishing boats and G3 pontoons. "We are near Tobin Lake, which is well-known for wildlife fishing. A lot of people get their boats here because this is where their cabins are. It was a surprise to win this award. We know we do a good job based on our sales and customer feedback, but it's always nice to be recognized.'
Prairies North holds its Best of Saskatchewan competition readers' choice poll every two years. "We try to give the competition time for new businesses to crop up,' explains Publisher Michelle Hughes. "Our readers nominate businesses they feel are worthy and then we count those votes and determine who should receive the recognition. We publish a whole section on those voted 'best' and provide them a certificate to display at their place of business.'