Cannons Marina named Top 100 Boat Dealer in North America – 3rd year in a row.

Cannons Marina was awarded the highest Customer Service Index (CSI) ranking by Boating Industry Magazine’s 2006 Top 100 Boat Dealers in North America at a recent black-tie celebration in Las Vegas.
Boating Industry also named them the top 36th boat dealer in North America for 2006, an impressive jump from their 50th slot in 2005. Cannons, a 54-year old Longboat Key full-service marina, ranked again among the magazine’s top five marinas throughout the state of Florida.
Boating Industry Magazine’s Top 100 is an elite annual ranking of dealerships who surpass established industry standards for business operations, customer service, marketing and professionalism.
Boating Industry reviewed more than 400 applications, culled over 3,000 nominations. The applications asked both quantitative and qualitative questions regarding all aspects of marine dealership operations.
The Top 100 dealers generated more than $2.88 billion in retail sales in North America, or nearly eight percent of the entire $37 billion North American marine market.
“We are ecstatic to be recognized by the industry’s most authoritative and widely respected magazine serving the marine industry,” said David Miller, owner of Cannons Marina. “We were able to leap up to 36th due to our 100 percent CSI scores from our customers for our products and services, which means a lot to the entire Cannons team, and I’m very proud of every one of them.”
“Cannons two-fold CSI strategy gave Cannons Marina the better than perfect CSI score of 100.8. While most industry awards are given to those dealers that sell the most boats, our Top 100 program is much more qualitatively focused,” said Matt Gruhn, Editor-in-Chief of Boating Industry, “thereby leveling the playing field for all dealers and directing consumers to those dealers that can best deliver on the dream that boat ownership promises.”
Cannons Marina is located at 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, ICW marker 33, and specializes in new and used boat sales, boat and motor service and boat rentals. Cannons features Grady-White Boats, Scout Boats and Yamaha outboard motors.