Friday, November 21, 2014

Cobalt Dealers lead the way at Boating Industry’s Top 100 Boat Dealers in North America

 Boating Industry announced the 10th annual list of Top 100 dealers in North America in Orlando last week. The black-tie event brought in dealers from across the country in anticipation for the most prestigious dealer awards in the industry. Cobalt Boats is proud to announce that Gordy’s Lakefront Marine in Fontana, Wisconsin was selected as the number one dealer in North America. 

A composition of financial performance and growth, dedication to customer service and creative marketing strategy make Gordy’s an industry leader in today’s market. “Their commitment to Cobalt Boats is unwavering and they continue to play a leadership role in our dealer network,” says Gavan Hunt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The team at Gordy’s consistently ‘Wows’ their customers with 100% customer satisfaction. Their winning attitude and phenomenal team spirit drive success in everything they do.” 

Team Gordy’s, along with all the other Cobalt dealers who received awards, were treated to a pre-gala toast which included Cobalt wine. In addition to the award, each dealer was presented with an engraved Cobalt wine bottle to celebrate their accomplishments. A special celebratory flyover was also arranged for the team at Gordy’s in recognition of their hard work and achievements this year. 

Cobalt Boats would also like to applaud several other dealers who were recognized at the Top 100 event. In the Top 10, five Cobalt dealers were awarded honors, which included #3 Singleton, #5 Seattle Boat Company, #6 Parks Marina and #7 Strong’s Marine. Rounding out the Top 20, Cobalt dealers awarded included #15 Hagadone Marine Group and #17 Action Water Sports. In addition, Legendary Marine, the 2012 and 2013 Dealer of the Year, was inducted into the Top 100 Hall of Fame.

Below are the remaining Cobalt dealerships recognized as Top 100 dealers.

Boat Town, Austin, Texas

Candlewood East Marina, Brookfield, Conn.

Causeway Marine Sales, Manahawkin, N.J.

Cleveland Boat Center, Cleveland, Tenn.

Futrell Marine, Nashville, Ark.

Hoffmaster’s Marina, Woodbridge, Va.

Lake Viking Marine, Gallatin, Mo.

Lodder’s Marine, Fairfield, Ohio

Marine Sales of Pickwick & Kentuckiana, Counce, Tenn.

Paris Marine, Selwyn, Ontario

Rambo Marine, Hazel Green, Ala.

Rayburns Marine, Kelowna, British Columbia

Slalom Shop Boats & Yachts, Lewisville, Texas

Starboard Marinas/The Harbor, Branson, Mo.

The Boat Shop, Tafton, Pa.

To see a full list of the award recipients, go to http://www.boatingindustry.com/top-100/top-100-dealers/. 

Congratulations to all the dealers from the Cobalt family in Neodesha and thank you for what you do to make our company successful!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cobalt unveils Marker One pontoon, honors top dealers


 

More than 400 Cobalt Boats dealer participants from across the US, Canada, and other International locations traveled to The Chateau on the Lake Resort and Spa on Table Rock Lake in Missouri as the company unveiled its 2015 boats, including its entry into the pontoon market, the Marker One.

“We are fortunate to have almost 100% attendance from our dealer partners and we appreciate them taking a few days out of their schedules to attend our meeting,” said Paxson St. Clair, CEO of Cobalt Boats. “We would like to thank our host, The Harbor Marina. The Harbor owns multiple marinas on Table Rock Lake including the Chateau Marina providing a perfect venue for Cobalt. This year we welcomed not only a huge percentage of our domestic dealers, but were pleased to have dealers from Canada, Europe, South Africa, and Latin America. The meeting was the world premiere of three new Cobalt models and two new Marker One Platform Series models. Our dealer partners are enthusiastic about the prospects of the upcoming selling season including the addition of the Marker One brand.”

See below for a video on the Marker One.

Cobalt also recognized its top dealers with several awards.

The Top Ten awards are based on a combination of the CSI score and annual sales volume. The World’s Largest Cobalt Dealer and the number one spot in the Top Ten Dealer awards, for the third year in a row, went to Singleton Marine Group, Buford, Georgia. Singleton Marine Group is a family owned business and has been a Cobalt dealer since the 1996 model year.

The remaining Top Ten Dealer awards:

  • Arrowhead Yacht Club & Boats Sales
  • Parks Marina
  • Gordy’s Marina
  • Premier Marine
  • Village Marina
  • Boats by George
  • Seattle Boat Company
  • Slalom Shop
  • Walker’s Point Marina

Cobalt recognized SportBas from Chile as the Top International Dealer worldwide.

Also honored were the Customer Satisfaction Award recipients. Independent of sales volume and based solely on CSI scores, dealers must achieve a Net Promoter Score of 75 percent or above, out of a possible 100, in the last quarter of the model year. Cobalt recognized 72 percent of the dealer organization, 28 of which maintained a perfect score of 100.

Each year a single dealership receives an award which represents a special effort to ensure customer satisfaction and as a result, increases their CSI score. The 2014 Most Improved CSI Award was presented to Boulder Boats in Las Vegas, NV.

The top CSI honors for the Central Sales Region was also the Worldwide CSI Award winner achieving a 100% score for the second year in a row. This award was presented to Gordy’s Lakefront Marina, Lake Geneva, WI.

The Western Region CSI honors went to David’s Sport Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

The South Eastern Region CSI Award was presented to Rambo Marine, Hazel Green, AL.

The North Eastern CSI Award was presented to Modern Marine, Nashville, TN.

The Regional CSI Award for International dealers went to Boote Pfister in Germany.

Rookie of the Year Award is given to the first year dealer with top ranking sales. The 2014 award was awarded to Top Notch Marine, Pompano Beach, Florida.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Heartland Boating's Review of Cobalt A40

 

Head over to HeartLand Boating's September/October issue for a recent review on the Cobatl A40. HeartlLand Boating features articles written for recreational boaters. Plus, get a glimpse of news, opinions, helpful hints and much more tailored to the boating industry. 

Read more here.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Cobalt Boats: The Promise Keeper

 

We take pride in building the best boats on the water. However, when mistakes happen, we take even more responsibility for providing you with a warranty that goes unmatched to any other boat manufacturer. 

Our team at Southeast Marine Sales recently did a review on just how incredible our warranty is. Read more here:

http://southeastmarinesales.com/have-you-seen-the-industry-leading-cobalt-boat-warranty/

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Let's Be Friends

 

We can all agree that social media has changed the way people communicate. What better way to embrace the social scene than by connecting with the people and companies that matter most?

Cobalt Boats wants to invite you to “Like” our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our very own YouTube channel – engage with us and see more of what you love! Each and every day, we’re posting photos, videos, footage and boating tips to our social channels.

Stay connected and learn about your favorite boats just by scrolling through your news feed. Do you have a customer service question? Or, maybe you want to check out a boat show near you? Simply follow us on any social channel for immediate service and answers to all your boating questions. 

Below are a few links that will help you find us:

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our You Tube channel

Read the Cobalt Life Blog

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