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Monterey and Blackfin honored at Miami boat show

The Blackfin 332CC took earned an innovation award at the Miami boat show.

The Blackfin 332CC took earned an innovation award at the Miami boat show.

Sister companies Monterey Boats and Blackfin Boats earned awards at the Miami International Boat Show. Monterey was one of many companies that received the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index award.

Monterey has received 22 CSI awards from the National Marine Manufacturers Association. “We are incredibly proud of Monterey’s success, and we attribute our ability to provide outstanding customer service and quality products to our dedicated staff and dealer partners,” Charles Marshall, co-chairman of Monterey Boats, said in a statement. “Their hard work and dedication to perfection, customer commitment and quality is what helps make Monterey what it is today.”

Blackfin Boats won the Innovation Award in the Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boat category for its 32CC, the flagship of its fleet.

“We are incredibly proud of the hard work, dedication and innovative thinking our team delivers into all of the Blackfin product lines,” Marshall said in a statement. “Continuing our tradition of developing innovative new products is important to us, and it is an honor to be considered trendsetters and leaders in the marine industry.”

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