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IDS Customer Account for Half of Boating Industry’s Top 10 Marine Dealers

Boating Industry Top 100Boating Industry named its Top 100 marine dealers on Wednesday, November 18th at the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL. Of those named to the Top 10, half were IDS customers.

“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.”

The Top 20 members of the Top 100 were ranked, with the remaining 80 being recognized as Top 100 dealers. Eight IDS customers were named in the Top 20, including five recognized in the Top 10. Those named to the Top 20 include The Sail & Ski Center in Austin, TX (#3), Russell Marine in Alexander City, AL (#4), Port Harbor Marine in South Portland, ME (#7), Strong’s Marine in Mattituck, NY (#8), M&P Mercury Sales in Burnaby, BC (#9), Buckeye Marine in Bobcaygeon, ON (#13), Bosun’s Marine in Mashpee, MA (#15), and Irwin Marine, Laconia, NH (#20).

In addition, two customers received “Best in Class” awards. Strong’s Marine received Best Training & Benefits honors and The Sale & Ski Center was named Best Industry Advocate.

“Congratulations to all of the Boating Industry Top 100 Award winners. I see a lot of great people on this list,” said IDS General Manager Sean Raynor. “These dealerships have earned this recognition and we are proud that the IDS system is inspired by feedback from these top organizations. These dealers help make our product better.”

 

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