Totaling 24 new dealers in less than a year!
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Feb. 8, 2010 When it comes to sales and service leadership, Sea Ray's numbers speak for themselves: More than 400 dealers operating on six continents. Twenty-five representatives on Boating Industry magazine's Top 100 Dealers list, including the No. 1 dealer in North America. Sea Ray Boats is pleased to announce the 10 newest dealers to its industry-leading team. It remains our mission to provide the best sales, service, and ownership experience in the marine market. Were proud to have aligned with these dealerships because of their proven commitment to the same standards, said Rob Parmentier, president of Sea Ray. By continuing to add premier dealerships to our team, we are ensuring that our customers get the first-class treatment that completes the Sea Ray experience.
Sun Country Marine, will represent Sea Ray as full line dealer serving the greater Los Angeles area. From its massive, state-of-the art showroom in Ontario, Calif., Sun Country Marine will sell and service Sea Ray Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers. And from its Dana Point, Calif., Yacht Center, Sun Country Marine will welcome Sea Ray Sport Yacht and Yacht owners. The Basso family has been in the marine industry since 1969 and has applied his extensive experience to create full-service facilities that offer maintenance and repair, mobile service teams, financing, special parts requests, and more.
Brothers Boats will represent Sea Ray in northern California from its store locations in Sacramento and Folsom. This family-owned dealership has served the local marine community since 1956. Brothers Boats continues the tradition of putting the customer first by making the buying and servicing experience as easy and pleasurable as possible. And, be sure to look for their Pirate Treasure Hunt coming this spring.
Also in California, Hipp Marine, will carry Sea Ray in the beautiful San Diego area. Customers can expect a gorgeous showroom featuring the latest models, comprehensive parts and accessories departments, and the largest service facility in the area. The staff at Hipp Marine is dedicated to integrity and expertise, and is proud to report a 98 percent customer recommendation rating.
Island Lake Marine & Sports has signed on to represent Sea Ray in the Denver and Ft. Collins markets. The dealership, in Ft. Collins, Colo., is located on the water, which facilitates product test-driving, plus it features a service center operated by a staff of certified marine mechanics. The service center is complemented by a fully stocked parts department and an impressive display of watersport equipment, boating accessories, and supplies.
Sea Ray will be represented in Utah by Petersen Marine, based out of its two locations in Draper and Riverdale. The Draper location, just south of Salt Lake City, provides quick access to Utah Lake. The second location in Riverdale, near Ogden, will support the states active outdoor lifestyle and growing boating population. Petersen Marine has been serving the needs of Utah boaters for more than 62 years.
Sea Ray will expand its presence in the Des Moines, Iowa, area with the welcome addition of Brightwells Boathouse, with store locations in Urbandale and Polk City. Perfectly situated to take advantage of outstanding boating locations such as Saylorville Lake and stunning Lake Red Rock (also known as Red Rock Reservoir), Brightwell's boasts the area's newest and largest indoor showroom, providing a wide selection of Sea Ray boats as well as boating parts and accessories.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2007, Beacon Marine built an ultramodern facility in Junction City, Kan. The new building offers a 6,000-square-foot showroom with room for up to 15 boats and a complete line of boating and watersport accessories. Beacon's state-of-the-art service department offers six bays and an award-winning staff of technicians. Plus, an adjacent eight-acre adjacent lake with private boat ramp conducting test drives and trailering demonstrations with their customers.
Stokley's Marine opened 38 years ago in Lexington, Ken., to meet the needs of central Kentucky boaters. At Stokely's, 38 years is more than just a number, its a symbol of the best boating experience you will find from a family that cares. Stokley's offers the latest in watersports gear, electronics, full boat repair and maintenance, and vessel restoration.
For more than 27 years, middle Tennessee's boaters have relied on Clark Marine Sales for the most sought-after boats in the industry. Located in Franklin, Tenn., just south of Nashville, Clark's customer can take full advantage of the near year-round boating in many of the numerous rivers and lakes, including the beautiful Percy Priest Reservoir. Clark Marine Sales is now available to serve Sea Ray customers with its 9,000-square-foot showroom and excellent parts and accessory department.
Finally, Saba Marine, dba Sea Ray of Vermont, has agreed to represent Sea Ray from its store location in Colchester. The state's third largest community is located on the shores of Malletts Bay, part of beautiful Lake Champlain, where there is access to numerous watersports, including boating, swimming and fishing.
More information on these new dealerships, as well as the rest of Sea Ray's award-winning global dealer network, can be found online at www.searay.com.
ABOUT SEA RAY
Founded in 1959, Sea Ray is the world's largest manufacturer of superior quality pleasure boats. Sea Ray is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., and operates as part of the Boat Group division of Brunswick Corporation. With more than 40 models ranging from 17 to 61 feet, Sea Ray makes a boat for every lifestyle each built with a unique commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and excellence throughout. Additional information about Sea Ray is available at www.searay.com.
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