Magazine names top 100 dealers for 2017

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Buford, Ga.-based OneWater Marine Holdings was named as the 2017 Dealer of the Year at Boating Industry’s annual Top 100 gala in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday.

The dealership won the award for the second year in a row. The magazine said OneWater Marine Holdings acquired five new dealerships and 10 locations in 2016 and added more this year.

The Sail & Ski Center in Austin, Texas, ranked No. 2; Russell Marine in Alexander City, Ala., came in third; Seattle Boat Co. in Bellevue, Wash., came in fourth; and Pride Marine Group Ltd., based in Bracebridge, Ontario, ranked fifth.

“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 in a statement. “These dealers excel not only at the business of selling boats, but also delivering a great customer experience.”