22 Dealers Named Great Dealerships to Work For

Marine Industry Awards Honor Dealers at MRAA’s Dealer Week

MINNEAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 7 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has named this year’s marine industry Great Dealerships to Work For. The dealerships were honored on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Dealer Week 2023, the association’s annual conference and expo, in Tampa, Fla.

Twenty-two dealerships qualified for recognition by earning an overall score of 90 percent or better on the MRAA Certified Dealership Program’s annual Employee Satisfaction Survey. Administered anonymously through the MRAA, the survey asks Certified Dealership employees to answer 32 ranking questions about overall satisfaction regarding their unique dealership’s customer relations, employee satisfaction, leadership, management and reputation.

After their employees complete the survey, and the dealership receives its 13-page survey report, the entire team meets to discuss what the dealership is doing well and areas they can improve to enhance employee culture.

Taylor’s South Shore Marine of Waynesville, Ohio, was honored on stage as one of the 2023 MRAA Great Dealership’s to Work For by the MRAA Certification Specialist Stevie Cook (left) and Liz Keener, MRAA Director of Dealership Development.

“By surveying their teams with the Employee Satisfaction Survey, our Certified Dealers can understand more about their dealership’s work culture and build solutions to address workplace issues,” said Stevie Cook, MRAA Certification Specialist. “Dealers consider the ESS survey as an essential element within the Certified Dealership Program because it enriches lives, fosters professional growth and improves their business.”

The 2023 Great Dealerships to Work For:

  • 3A Marine Service, Hingham, Mass.
  • Action WaterSports Arizona, Mesa, Ariz.
  • Action WaterSports Texas , Fort Worth, Texas
  • All Seasons Marine Works, Rowayton, Conn.
  • Aquaknox Marine, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Breath’s Boats & Motors, Bay St. Louis, Miss.
  • Clark Marine, Manchester, Maine
  • Colorado Boat Center, Johnstown, Colo.
  • Desmasdon’s Boatworks, Pointe au Baril, Ontario, Canada
  • Great Bay Marine, Islip Terrace, N.Y.
  • Off Shore Marine, Branchville, N.J.
  • Regal & Nautique of Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
  • Riverside Marine, Essex, Md.
  • Russell Marine – Kowaliga, Alexander City, Ala.
  • Russell Marine – Real Island, Equality, Ala.
  • Russell Marine – The Ridge, Alexander City, Ala.
  • Ski & Sports, Rogers, Ark.
  • Superior Boat Repair & Sales, Rancho Cordova, Calif.
  • Taylor’s South Shore Marina, Waynesville, Ohio
  • The Boat House – Naples, Naples, Fla.
  • The Boathouse – Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • Tri-State Marine, Deale, Md.

Each of these dealers earned an award and recognition on stage at the Awards Luncheon at Dealer Week. Sixteen attended the conference and many also submitted videos.

About the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the retail organizations that interact with the boaters in their community must thrive. With that in mind, MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those retailers, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, visit MRAA.com or contact us at 763-315-8043.