Skip to main content

NMDA hands out annual awards

Sea-Dog Line and Uflex USA are the winners of the 2012 National Marine Distributors Association Supplier of the Year Awards.

The awards were announced at a luncheon during the association’s annual Sales, Training, Education & Purchasing Conference earlier this month in Rosemont, Ill.

Sea-Dog Line won for the eighth year in a row in the Platinum category.

The Everett, Wash.-based company is a leading supplier of more than 5,500 marine dock, deck and rigging hardware items, 12-volt electrical/lighting and ventilation accessories. Runners-up in this category were Blue Sea Systems (1st) and Tie Down Engineering (2nd).

Uflex USA is the winner in the Gold category. Uflex USA won in 2007 and again in 2010. Established in 1935 as a flexible metal hose producer, Uflex has grown to lead the design, development and manufacturing of marine steering and control systems. Located in Sarasota, Fla., the company provides OEM and aftermarket parts to the industry. Runners-up in this category were Pro Mariner (1st) and Gold Eagle Co. (2nd).

Special Focus awards also were presented to Blue Sea Systems for Best All Around Packaging and Supply Chain Efficiency. Sea-Dog Line won for Marketing Philosophy.

The wholesale distributor members of the association have voted annually since 1972 to recognize their top suppliers for overall excellence in supply chain management, marketing, packaging and shipping and customer service.

Click here for the full release.

Related

1_WHALESACTION

NMMA: Proposed Speed Rule an ‘Existential Threat’ to Industry

The association is calling on every marine brand, employee and boat owner to file public comment by Oct. 31 over a sweeping regulation to protect North Atlantic right whales.

1_AXOPAR

Axopar and Nimbus Renew Agreement

The boatbuilders have entered an agreement whereby Nimbus Group will retain exclusive rights to sell Axopar boats on the Swedish market.

1_IAN

Hurricane Ian Leaves Devastation in Florida

The storm left a wide swath of destruction, heavily impacting marine interests from Tampa Bay to Marco Island.

Norm

Email Is Your Ticket to Holiday Sales

Developing an effective email campaign can bolster sales and help fill winter coffers at your dealership.

1_NMRA

NMRA Presents Annual Awards

Edson CEO Will Keene and ComMar Sales president Tim Conroy were recognized for their contributions to the marine industry.

1_ PULSE.PING.2

DEALERS: Are Interest Rates Impacting Demand?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks dealers whether interest rate increases are causing a downturn in boat sales. Take the survey here.

1_EPROPULSION

EPropulsion, Mack Boring Partner with Crest

Pontoon builder Crest will use an ePropulsion Navy 3.0 Evo electric outboard motor and an E175 battery for its 2023 Current model.

1_BENETEAU

Beneteau Reports Significant H122 Growth

The company reported that its revenue grew 8.6 percent and income increased by 30 percent during the first half of 2022.