South Florida Business Journal Hands Out Marine Awards

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MarineMax took the No. 2 spot for number of employees, as well as for revenue earned in 2019.

MarineMax took the No. 2 spot for number of employees, as well as for revenue earned in 2019.

JL Audio was ranked the No. 1 marine business in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal for the number of workers it employees at 416, followed by MarineMax, which has 310 in the region.

Ranked in the No. 3 through 10 spots were, in order:

• Wartsila North America

• Land ’N’ Sea Distributing

• Bradford Marine

• Nautical Ventures Group

• Denison Yachting

• Pantropic Power

• Yacht Management

•Derecktor Florida.

In terms of revenue, ZF Marine Propulsion Systems Miramar took the No. 1 spot with $36 billion earned in 2019.

The publication ranked MarineMax second with $630 million in revenue, followed by GMT Global Marine Travel ($180 million), Pantropic Power ($85 million), Nautical Ventures Group ($43.6 million).

The South Florida Business Journal produced a special section in conjunction with the Marine Industry Association of South Florida, highlighting the industry’s resilience during the pandemic, as well as its growth and focus on sustainability.

It also highlighted the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, slated to run Oct. 28-Nov. 1.


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