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Groupe Beneteau hands out honors at dealer meeting


St. Onge Recreation in Barrie, Ontario, was the largest-volume single-location dealer for Scarab in 2017. Shown are Joe Racco, (left) sales manager, St. Onge Recreation; Kenda Kennard, regional sales manager, Groupe Beneteau; Steve St. Onge, owner, St. Onge Recreation; and George Armendariz, CEO of the Americas for Groupe Beneteau.

Groupe Beneteau in Cadillac, Mich., held its annual dealer meeting Sept. 10-12 in Bay Harbor, Mich., and announced its top dealerships across all brands.

St. Onge Recreation in Barrie, Ontario, was the largest-volume single-location dealer for Scarab in 2017. The dealership was awarded the Large Cambridge Lighthouse award for its continued success as a Scarab brand partner.

“We couldn't be more proud of St. Onge Recreation,” Groupe Beneteau sales vice president for the Americas Andy Lindsay said in a statement. “Their hard work, dedication and desire to continue to improve have made them one of our top Scarab dealers for 2017. We are excited to see what's in store for St. Onge and Scarab for 2018.”

Skipper Bud’s, with locations in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin, was the largest multi-store-volume Scarab dealer in the United States.

Hall's Sport Center, with three Michigan locations in Muskegon, Grand Haven and Standale, received the outstanding CSI performance award from the Four Winns, Glastron, Scarab, and Wellcraft boat brands, earning the dealership a Large Cambridge Lighthouse award.

Patchogue Shores Marina in Patchogue, N.Y., was the largest-volume single-location Glastron dealer in the United States, as well as the dealer with the largest year-over-year growth in sales for 2017.

Melvin Village Marina in Melvin Village, N.H., was the largest-volume single-location Four Winns dealer.

Riva Yamaha South Inc. in Key Largo, Fla., was the largest-volume single-location Wellcraft dealer in the United States.



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