Cobalt Boats said its recent dealer meeting was the best-attended event in its history, bringing more than 400 dealers and vendors to the Hilton Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev.
A welcome reception included the debut of five new models. This was the second year Marker One made its introduction into the platform series category. There are three models, and soon there will be four.
The host dealer — Boulder Boats — was awarded and recognized. Seminars and other breakout sessions included an address by keynote speaker Ryan Estis.
During the business meeting, a donation of more than $60,000 was presented to the Folds of Honor Program. Cobalt and Marker One Boats donated the net proceeds from each flagpole set sold to the organization, which provides educational scholarships to the families of fallen soldiers.
An award for the world’s largest Cobalt dealer for the fourth year in a row went to Singleton Marine Group of Buford, Ga. New this year was an award for the largest single-market dealer. It went to Village Marina in Osage Beach, Mo.
Also presented for the first time was the Marker One Largest Dealer award, which also went to Village Marina. Awards were presented to the following as top performers in the platform category: Rambo Marine of Hazel Green, Ala.; and Parks Marina of Okoboji, Iowa.
• Most improved CSI: Nautiser-Centro Nautico, Portugal
• International CSI: BoatCity, Netherlands
• Northeast CSI: O’Hara Marine Inc., Brookfield, Conn.
• Southeast CSI: Rambo Marine, Hazel Green and Westover, Ala.
• Western CSI: San Ramon Boat Center, Rocklin, Calif.
• Central and worldwide: Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Lake Geneva, Wis.
• Top international dealer: Powerboats, Poland
• Rookie of the year: The Harbor, Mo.
Also announced were the top 10 dealers:
• Seattle Boat Co. Inc., Washington
• Parks Marina, Iowa
• Premier Marine, New Hampshire
• Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Wisconsin
• Arrowhead Boat & Yacht Sales, Oklahoma
• San Ramon Boat Center, California
• Rambo Marine, Alabama
• Boats By George Inc., New York
• The Boat House of Cape Coral, Fla.