KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Nov. 20, 2012 - Sea Ray, the world's largest manufacturer of superior quality pleasure boats, is pleased to announce that 26 of its dealers were recognized by Boating Industry magazine when it released the 2012 list of Top 100 Dealers in North America recently.
Among the notable achievements by Sea Ray dealers this year: Boating Industry noted that Port Harbor Marine of South Portland, Maine, was chosen as the "Best Place to Work" and Sail & Ski Center of Austin, Texas, was honored for "Best Boat Show Strategy."
In addition, Sea Ray dealer Prince William Marine Sales of Woodbridge, Va., was named to the Top 100 Dealers Hall of Fame. Prince William had been named Boating Industry's "Dealer of the Year" for the last two consecutive years. It joins MarineMax Inc., the first Sea Ray dealership to be inducted into the Hall of Fame back in 2007.
The Top 100 Dealers list is an annual ranking of dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, customer service, professionalism and all the characteristics that go along with them, according to Boating Industry, a leading marine trade publication.
"We are very proud of the fact that nearly one out of every four dealers on this year's Top 100 Dealers list is a Sea Ray dealer. That's remarkable," said Rob Parmentier, president of Sea Ray. "And we now have two of the three Hall of Fame inductees. Congratulations to Prince William, MarineMax and all of our Top Dealers.
"The Sea Ray brand is defined by workmanship, customer engagement and service of the highest order," Parmentier continued. "The recognition of Boating Industry's Top 100 Dealers list emphasizes the commitment our dealers have in supporting our brand and our customers."
Sea Ray Top 100 Dealers (in alphabetical order):
Dealer Name -- Main Office
B&E Marine Inc. -- Michigan City, Ind.
Deep Creek Marina -- McHenry, Md.
Hall Marine Group -- Lake Wylie, S.C.
Hurst Marina Ltd. -- Manotick, Ontario
Irwin Marine -- Hudson, N.H.
Lake Union Sea Ray -- Seattle, Wash.
Laurel Marina -- Bristol, Tenn.
Lynnhaven Marine -- Virginia Beach, Va.
M&P Mercury Sales -- Burnaby, British Columbia
Marina Fortin -- St-Paul lle Aux Noix, Quebec
Marine Center of Indiana Inc. -- Indianapolis, Ind.
Omaha Marine Center -- Omaha, Neb.
Parker Boat Company Inc. -- Orlando, Fla.
Port Harbor Marine -- South Portland, Maine
Port Sandfield Marina -- Port Sandfield, Ontario
Russell Marine -- Alexander City, Ala.
Russo Marine -- Medford, Mass.
Sail & Ski Center -- Austin, Texas
Sea Ray of Cincinnati & Louisville -- Cincinnati, Ohio
Ski & Sports -- Rogers, Ark.
Skyline Marina -- Orilla, Ontario
Town & Country Marine -- Lakefield, Ontario
Traverse Bay Marine -- Traverse City, Mich.
Vallely Sport & Marine -- Bismarck, N.D.
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 36 models ranging from 18 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. Sea Ray is a brand of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, and Diversified Marine parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Hatteras, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and foosball tables. For more information, visit www.brunswick.com.