The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas said Blackbeard Marine in Kingston, Okla., became the association’s most recent dealer to join as a premium retail member.
A two-location dealer with aspirations for more, Blackbeard Marine has seen significant growth since owner Steve Jennings purchased the dealership five years ago, the MRAA said. Jennings attributes the success of the Kingston dealership to an ongoing commitment to providing quality products, in conjunction with exceptional sales and service teams.
Replicating the model of the Kingston store, Jennings expanded Blackbeard Marine to its Tulsa location in late 2015. The MRAA said plans for a third location are underway.
“At MRAA, we like to say that if you have a desire to be the best, that you belong within the MRAA family,” MRAA president Matt Gruhn said in a statement.
“When you couple the astounding growth with the numerous accolades that Blackbeard Marine has achieved, the team in Oklahoma certainly showcases that desire. We’re honored to have Blackbeard come on board at the MRAA, particularly at such a high level of support.”