Top 100 Boat Dealers Named at MDCE


A total of 16 Canadian dealers made top 100 Boat Dealers in North America list at this year's Marine Dealer Conference and Expo (MDCE). The show was held this week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Among the Canadian dealers honoured on the list, 12 were located in Ontario, three in B.C. and one in Quebec.

Each year's ranking is determined by Boating Industry magazine (US), one of the producers of the show. The results are revealed at a black tie gala evening held during the event. The ranking is said to be determined through a series of quantitative and qualitative questions focused on different aspects of a dealer's business.

"This group of dealers truly represents the elite of the boating industry, companies that are excelling in customer satisfaction, service and overall business success,' said Boating Industry Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet. "From thousands of dealers in North America, these 100 companies stand out as the best of the best.'
    
Destin, Florida-based Legendary Marine topped the list as Dealer of the Year.
The complete Top 100 dealers in alphabetical order is as follows:
•    Action Water Sports, Hudsonville, Mich.
•    Advantage Yacht Sales, Newburyport, Mass.
•    Atwood Lake Boats, Mineral City, Ohio
•    Austin Boats and Motors, Lakeway, Texas
•    B&E Marine, Michigan City, Ind.
•    BMC Boats, Longwood, Fla.
•    The Boat Shop, Tafton, Pa.
•    Boat Town, Austin, Texas
•    Boaters Exchange, Rockledge, Fla.
•    Boats Incorporated, Niantic, Conn.
•    Bosun's Marine, Mashpee, Mass.
•    Breakwater Marine, Surrey, British Columbia
•    Breath's Boats & Motors, Bay St. Louis, Miss.
•    Bryan's Marine, Vidalia, La.
•    Buckeye Marine, Bobcaygeon, Ontario
•    Candlewood East Marina, Brookfield, Conn.
•    Castaway Marina, Queensbury, N.Y.
•    Causeway Marine, Manahawkin, N.J.
•    Clark Marine, Manchester, Maine
•    Cleveland Boat Center, Cleveland, Tenn.
•    Colorado Boat Center, Loveland, Colo.
•    Davey Marine Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
•    Deep Creek Marina, McHenry, Md.
•    Desmasdon's Boatworks, Pointe au Baril, Ontario
•    Don's Marine, Lodi, Wis.
•    Dry Dock Marine Center, Angola, Ind.
•    Farm Island Repair & Marine, Aitkin, Minn.
•    Fogarty's Lake Flower Marina, Saranac Lake, N.Y.
•    Gage Marine, Williams Bay, Wisc.
•    George's Marine & Sports, Ottawa, Ontario
•    Glencove Marina, Lake Ozark, Mo.
•    Gone' Fishin Marine, Dixon, Calif.
•    Gordon Bay Marine, Mactier, Ontario
•    Gordy's Lakefront Marine, Fontana, Wisc.
•    Grande Point Marina of Lansing, Dimondale, Mich.
•    The Great Outdoors Marine, Lavelette, W.V.
•    Hagadone Marine Group, Couer d'Alene, Idaho
•    Hall Marine Group, Lake Wylie, S.C.
•    Hampton Watercraft & Marine, Hampton Bays, N.Y.
•    Hayes Marine, Appling, Ga.
•    Hoffmaster's Marina, Woodbridge, Va.
•    Hurst Marina, Manotick, Ontario
•    Irwin Marine, Laconia, N.H.
•    Jet Ski of Miami & Fisherman's Boat Group, Miami
•    Kelly's Port, Osage Beach, Mo.
•    Lake Union Sea Ray, Seattle
•    Lake Viking Marine, Gallatin, Mo.
•    Laurel Marina, Bristol, Tenn.
•    Legendary Marine, Destin, Fla.
•    Lodder's Marine, Fairfield, Ohio
•    Lynnhaven Marine, Virginia Beach, Va.
•    M&P Mercury Sales, Burnaby, British Columbia
•    Maple City Marine, Chatham, Ontario
•    Marina Fortin, Saint-Paul-de-l'lle-aux-Noix, Quebec
•    Marine Center of Indiana, Indianapolis
•    Marine Sales of Pickwick, Counce, Tenn.
•    Marine Specialties Boat Sales & Service Center, Sparks, Nev.
•    Miami Nautique International, Miami
•    N3 Boatworks, Indianapolis
•    North Texas Marine, Gainesville, Texas
•    Oak Hill Marina, Arnolds Park, Iowa
•    Omaha Marine Center, Omaha, Neb.
•    Paris Marine, Peterborough, Ontario
•    Parker Boat Company, Orlando, Fla.
•    Parks Marina, Okoboji, Iowa
•    Port Harbor Marine, South Portland, Maine
•    Port Sandfield Marina, Port Sandfield, Ontario
•    Pride Marine Group, Bracebridge, Ontario
•    Quality Boats of Clearwater, Clearwater, Fla.
•    Rambo Marine, Hazel Green, Ala.
•    Rayburns Marine World, Kelowna, British Columbia
•    Reed's Marine, Delavan, Wis.
•    Regal & Nautique of Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
•    Russell Marine, Alexander City, Ala.
•    Russo Marine, Medford, Mass.
•    The Sail & Ski Center, Austin, Texas
•    Sea Ray of Cincinnati/Sea Ray of Louisville, Cincinnati
•    Seattle Boat Company, Seattle
•    Shipyard Marine, Green Bay, Wis.
•    Short's Marine, Millsboro, Del.
•    Singleton Marine Group, Buford, Ga.
•    Ski & Sports, Rogers, Ark.
•    Skyline Marina, Orillia, Ontario
•    South Austin Marine, Austin, Texas
•    South Florida Mastercraft, Boynton Beach, Fla.
•    South Shore Marine, Huron, Ohio
•    Spicer's Boat City, Houghton Lake, Mich.
•    The Sportsman, San Benito, Texas
•    Spring Brook Marina, Seneca, Ill.
•    Strong's Marine, Mattituck, N.Y.
•    SunDance Marine, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
•    Texas Marine, Beaumont, Texas
•    Tobler Marina, Hayden, Idaho
•    Town & Country Marine, Lakefield, Ontario
•    Traverse Bay Marine, Traverse City, Mich.
•    Vallely Sport & Marine, Bismarck, N.D.
•    Vincent Payne Marine, Point-au-Baril, Ontario
•    WakeSide Marine, Elkhart, Ind.
•    Wayzata Marine, Wayzata, Minn.
•    Woodard Marine, Hydeville, Vt.

In addition to selecting the Top 100 dealers, this year's gala also included honouring eight other dealers with best-in-class awards including:
•    Best Website: Action Water Sports, Hudsonville, Michigan
•    Best Place to Work: Port Harbor Marine, South Portland, Maine
•    Best Boat Show Strategy: The Sail & Ski Center, Austin, Texas
•    Best Events: Parks Marina, Okoboji, Iowa
•    Best Industry Advocate: Buckeye Marine, Bobcaygeon, Ontario
•    Most Innovative: WakeSide Marine, Elkhart, Indiana
•    Best Marketing: BMC Boats, Longwood, Florida
•    Best Service Department: Gordy's Lakefront Marine, Fontana, Wisconsin