Tiara Yachts announced a record year in retail sales and market share growth during its annual dealer conference fittingly themed, Strategy. Innovation. Excellence. The audience of attendees included domestic and international dealers, top retail sales representatives and key Tiara Yachts vendors.
The event focused on year-end sales results and the enhancements on the 39 Coupe, as well as the updated 53 Coupe. “Our company’s strategic plan and innovative new products, paired with our focused dealer organization has made for an extremely successful 2016 model year. We are grateful for our dealer network’s collaboration and support, and thank all of our dealers and partners for their contributions in helping to continue the growth and momentum of the Tiara brand,” Tom Slikkers, President and CEO, S2 Yachts.
Tiara Yachts recognized its top ten dealers along with top salesmen for their retail sales performance during the 2016 model year. SkipperBud’s was recognized as the number one Tiara Yachts dealer worldwide. "SkipperBud’s is certainly no stranger to success in the marine industry and we are thrilled that our partnership has grown to this level of success. They share our passion for boating along with the values of a family owned business while continuing to meet the high quality of sales professionalism and service that Tiara owners expect," Sue Kane, Business Development Manager, Tiara Yachts.
"We could not have achieved this award without the work and efforts of our entire team. Each employee at Skipperbud's plays a crucial role in the sale of every new Tiara at our dealerships. We work together closely every day to make our clients' dreams a reality," Mike Pretasky, JR., President, SkipperBud's.
The Tiara Yachts Top 2016 Dealer Award Recipients (One through Ten)
Skipper Bud’s, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan
Apex Marine, Miami, FL
Ocean Blue Yacht Sales, Florida’s East Coast
Silver Seas Yachts, Southern California
Galati Yacht Sales, Florida’s Gulf Coast
Oyster Harbors Marine, Cape Cod, MA
Hampton Watercraft and Marine, Long Island, NY
Walstrom Marine, Harbor Springs, MI
Grande Yachts, Grasonville, MD
Alexander Marine USA, Seattle, WA
The top salesperson honor was delivered to Tom Jones of Hampton Watercraft & Marine, Long Island, New York. Tom’s dedicated sales approach and loyal following of customers put him at the top of the field of domestic and international retail salespersons. His personal relationships with his customers and product knowledge have kept him in the top ten of the Tiara sales leaderboard for several years in a row.
“Tom was born and raised in Hampton Bays where he was introduced to boating and fishing at a young age. He enjoys taking his customers out on their boats passing along his boating knowledge and tips on offshore and inshore fishing. Over the years he has gained many repeat customers and lifelong friends from these fishing trips,” John Armbruster, Business Development Manager, Tiara Yachts.
The Tiara Yachts Top 2016 Retail Salespeople Recipients (One through Ten)
Tom Jones, Hampton Watercraft & Marine, Long Island, New York
Rudy Garcia, Apex Marine, Miami, Florida
Jose Rodriguez, Quality Yachts, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ben Masonheimer, Silver Seas Yachts, Southern California
Pete Kostuk, Galati Yacht Sales, Florida’s Gulf Coast
Hi Stover, Walstrom Marine, Harbor Springs, MI
Chase Nielsen, Ocean Blue Yacht Sales, Florida’s East Coast
Scott MacCrimmon, Ed Huck Marine, Ontario
Anthony Censoplano, Ocean Blue Yacht Sales, Florida’s East Coast
Dwayne Stone, Skipper Bud’s, Ohio
The prestigious sales achievement award recipients attended Tiara Yachts annual sales training, Tiara University, and accumulated points based on yearly retail sales volume of the Tiara product line.
Tiara Yachts also recognized its top three dealers for their retail sales performance during the 2016 model year. Ocean Blue Yacht Sales took the top spot in this category. Bryan Boyd started Ocean Blue Yacht Sales at the beginning of the Great Recession in 2009. Adding Tiara to his product offering for the 2015 model year and becoming our #1 retail dealer in the world in just two years is quite the accomplishment. Bryan says that it is the passion for the S2 brands (Tiara and Pursuit) that has driven the increase in sales.
The Tiara Yachts Top 2016 Retail Dealership Recipients (First through Third, tie for Second)
Ocean Blue Yacht Sales, Florida’s East Coast
Skipper Bud’s, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan / Galati Yacht Sales, Florida’s Gulf Coast
Silver Seas Yachts, California
The Tiara Coupe lineup and, exciting new F 44 introduction planned for the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this fall will undoubtedly keep the excitement level high for model year 2017.
Tiara Yachts, headquartered in Holland, Michigan, manufactures yachts with inboard power from 31 to 53 feet. Tiara’s lines include the Tiara Series, Flybridge, Convertible, Coupe and Q models. Tiara is a subsidiary of S2 Yachts, Inc., one of the oldest privately held boat manufacturers in the United States. S2 Yachts, Inc. also manufacturers the luxury brand of cruising and sport fishing boats under the PURSUIT brand name. Pursuit Boats are manufactured in Fort Pierce, Florida in lengths of 23 to 38 feet. They are available in Center Console, Dual Console, Offshore, Sport and Sport Coupe configurations. For more information, please visit www.tiarayachts.com and www.pursuitboats.