Alumacraft holds dealer meeting in Minnesota

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Aluminum boat manufacturer Alumacraft said it held its 2017 dealer meeting Aug. 6-8 at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, Minn.

The company said more than 105 dealerships were represented with a total of 400 attendees, including dealers, vendors and industry leaders from as far away as Sweden, Russia and the Netherlands.

“It’s great to bring so many members of the Alumacraft family together in one place to celebrate, share ideas and forward our vision for 2018 and beyond,” Alumacraft president James Irwin said in a statement.

“The whole thing was fantastic,” said Denise Tetrault, of Hallberg Marine in Wyoming, Minn. “I liked the organization, and the theme about communication was just perfect.”

“It was well thought out, and it kept moving,” said Jeff Miller, of Miller Boating Center in Ocala, Fla. “I’ve been to hundreds of dealer meetings, and this went as well or better than any I’ve ever been to.”

The event included 40 boats in the showroom, 12 boats in the water for demo rides, a live charity auction benefiting Trolling for Troops and a presentation introducing a new series, the Shadow.

“We measure the success of a dealer meeting not only by the number of orders written, but by relationships that were strengthened,” Irwin said. “Uniting our dealers, renewing our long-standing partnerships and welcoming new members to the family made this weekend a triumph for Alumacraft and our future.”