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Scout Boats marks 25th anniversary at dealer meeting

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Scout Boats celebrated its 25th anniversary at its 2015 model-year dealer meeting Sept. 24-25 in Charleston, S.C.

The event included the debut of new models (the 255 LXF and 300 LXF), a media day and three ceremonial events with speakers that included South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley; National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich; Yamaha Marine President Ben Speciale; and GE Financial-Marine Group president Bruce Van Wagoner.

During the meeting, Scout also honored its top dealers and sales professionals from the previous year:

• Eddie Culpepper, Seven Seas Yacht Sales (Top Salesman of the Year)

• Seven Seas Yacht Sales, Fort Lauderdale (Dealer of the Year)

• Legendary Marine, Destin, Fla. (Top Dealer)

• Hall Marine Group, Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Top Dealer)

• Walkers Marine, Fort Myers, Fla. (Top Dealer)

• Boats Unlimited NC, Wilmington, N.C. (Top Dealer)

• Oban Boats, Australia (Top Distributor)

• Max Marine, Cancun, Mexico (Top International Dealer)

•Viage Group, Sarasota, Fla. (New Dealer of the Year)

• MarineMax, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Maryland (Top Multisite Dealer)


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