Boating Industry Recognizes 12 Integrated Dealer Systems Customers on Its Top 100 List

Boating Top 100 DealersWake Forest, NC, February 7, 2019Integrated Dealer Systems (IDS), a leading RV, Marine and Trailer dealership software provider, is pleased to announce that 12 of Boating Industry’s 2018 Top 100 marine dealers are IDS customers.

“From the thousands of dealers in North America – and hundreds of nominations – these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Top 100 Program Director Jonathan Sweet. “With growth of more than 16 percent, this elite group more than doubled the growth rate of the industry as a whole.”

IDS customers that made Boating Industry’s Top-20 list include the Sail & Ski Center in Austin, TX (#1), Russell Marine in Alexander City, AL (#3), M & P Mercury Sales in Burnaby, BC (#4), Strong’s Marine in    Mattituck, NY (#5) and Irwin Marine in Laconia, NH (#12).

Given its top spot on the list, the Sail & Ski Center of Austin, TX, was named as the 2018 Dealer of the Year.

“The Sail & Ski Center continues to impress with its customer service, marketing, workforce development and industry advocacy,” Sweet said. “This year’s selection is well-deserved, but is of course, also bittersweet, as the company lost founder and co-owner Rod Malone earlier this year. From numerous talks with Rod, I know how much this industry and the Top 100 meant to him.”

Boating Industry also honored, MarineMax, another IDS customer, alongside five other members of the Top 100 Hall of Fame at the Top 100 Gala.

In addition, four IDS customers received “Best in Class” awards, which are meant for dealers that excelled in one specific area of their business:

  • Best Industry Advocate – Irwin Marine, Laconia, NH
  • Best Customer Service – Buckeye Marine, Bobcaygeon, ON
  • Best Digital Strategy – Boulder Boats, Henderson, NV
  • Best Marketing – Russell Marine, Alexander City, AL

“I’d like to congratulate all of our customers, as well as every other dealer that was honored by the Boating Industry Top 100,” said IDS General Manager Sean Raynor. “Our customers’ constant input has allowed us to shape the IDS system into what it is today, and I hope that in return, it helps them find the success and recognition they deserve.”

Here is a full list of IDS customers that made Boating Industry’s 2018 Top 100 list:

Rank Dealership name Location
1 The Sail & Ski Center Austin, TX
3 Russell Marine Alexander City, AL
4 M & P Mercury Sales Burnaby, BC
5 Strong’s Marine Mattituck, NY
12 Irwin Marine Laconia, NH
Bent Marine Metairie, LA
Boulder Boats Henderson, NV
Buckeye Marine Bobcaygeon, ON
Gordon Bay Marine Ltd Mactier, ON
Lake Union Sea Ray Seattle, WA
Sea Ray of Cincinnati/ Louisville Cincinnati, OH
Walstrom Marine, Inc Harbor Springs, Mich.


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About IDS

IDS (Integrated Dealer Systems) is one of the leading providers of complete software solutions for marine, RV and trailer dealerships. With over 10,000 software users in dealerships across North America, IDS has set the standard for quality and customer satisfaction for 30 years.