Boating Industry names Parks Marina as #7 in Top 100 Dealerships in North America for 2018

Posted on February 13, 2019 in Press Releases


Boating Industry announced its 2018 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Dec. 12 in Orlando.

“From the thousands of dealers in North America — and hundreds of nominations — these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Top 100 Program Director Jonathan Sweet. “With growth of more than 16 percent, this elite group more than doubled the growth rate of the industry as a whole.”

Parks Marina, based in Okoboji, Iowa, and its three locations, ranked seventh on this elite list, which recognizes the best-of-the-best of the more than 5,000 marine dealers in North America. The company also received a Best-in-Class designation for training and benefits.

The Top 100 is the only independent ranking of boat dealers in North America.

“I’m quite proud of our staff,” said Butch Parks, owner of Parks Marina,” Our Company prides itself with “No Rules”, and the difference between right and wrong. If you start practicing more rights than wrongs - you will soon discover the definition of success.”

The list recognizes dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more. The Boating Industry Top 100 has recognized the top dealers in North America every year since 2005.

Parks Marina also continues to be a top 10 dealer in the world for both Crownline and Cobalt line of boats.  Parks Marina is dedicated to the service and satisfaction of its customers, the Iowa Great Lakes Region and its surrounding communities.  For more information, log on to

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