PARKS MARINA #2 IN THE WORLD
Parks Marina in Okoboji, IA and Sioux Falls, SD is proud to announce it is the Number Two Dealer in the World for Cobalt Boats. This prestigious recognition is based on outstanding service and total dedication to customer satisfaction.
In 1995, Cobalt initiated a customer survey or Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) for every Cobalt model and every dealership. The Top Ten Awards are based on a combination of the CSI score and hard-fought sales volume. Parks Marina was also recognized with a CSI Award, scoring a near perfect 99.02 out of a possible 100.
Parks Marina was established in 1983 when Leo “Butch” Parks purchased the then, Gibson Sporting Goods. What was once a small fishing boat sales and repair facility, Parks has grown into a diversified three location business, with marinas, sales, service, storage, boat rental, pro-shop, and specialty retail stores. Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji is one of Iowa’s most popular gathering spots for boaters and water enthusiasts alike. It features the World Famous Barefoot Bar, with lake views, food, live entertainment and a laid back tiki bar atmosphere. Okoboji Boji Boat Works on West Lake Okoboji features much of the same, along with state of the art boat slips and sandy beach for families to enjoy.
“Every year we seem to attract more and more people to the Iowa Great Lakes and Cobalt Boats has helped us grow our company every year, says Parks. “I foresee more growth and a “Cobalt Club” Restaurant at our Okoboji Boats location as part of that vision.”
Cobalt Boats is a privately owned, leading manufacturer of luxury family day boats. The company has ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction for large runabouts by JD Power and Associates every year since the national marine study began in 2001. It has also received the National Marine Manufacturers Association CSI Award every year since 2004.
Parks Marina continues to not only be dedicated to the service and care of its customers, but also to the Iowa Great Lakes Region and its surrounding communities.