Posted on July 4, 2014 in Press Releases

Colbalt awardParks Marina, Inc. of Okoboji, Iowa and Sioux Falls, SD is pleased to announce that it has been recently designated the #5 dealer in all of North America on Boating Industry magazine's Top 100 Dealer List. Parks Marina has ranked in the top 20 of the Top 100 list since the listing's inception in 2006, with this being their highest ranking to date. Parks Marina's ranking caps off an award winning year for Parks Marina after being named the 5th largest Cobalt Dealer in the world and the #1 Crownline Dealer for the 5th year in a row.

Every year, Boating Industry receives nominations for the Top 100 from thousands of dealers in both the United States and Canada. With the marine industry experiencing huge economic growth, 2013 was one of the most competitive years yet for the Top 100 process. The Top 100 Dealers' ability to see growth opportunities, to create a stable foundation from which to operate, and their ability to outperform the rest of the boating market sets them apart from all the rest in the industry.

"These dealers represent the best in the marine industry," said Boating Industry Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Sweet. "From their standout marketing and events to their high levels of customer service and business success, Parks Marina continues to impress us as one of the top boat dealers in North America. Even among the elite group that is the Top 100, Parks stands out as one of the best of the best."

This recognition is the perfect end to Parks Marina's 30th year in business. The marina celebrated its 30th anniversary and best year ever over the Labor Day weekend, 2013. What was once a small fishing boat sales and repair facility, owner Butch Parks has expanded into an award winning, diversified three location business, with marinas, sales, service, storage, boat rentals, pro-shops, specialty retail stores, and featuring the World Famous Barefoot Bar. They are looking forward to another 30 years on East and West Lake Okoboji.

"I would like to congratulate our team at Parks Marina in Okoboji and Sioux Falls for their hard work and dedication," says Butch Parks. "We hold our breath every year when they read the list as we know how great the competition is across the country and even Canada. We are lucky to have assembled such a team here in the Midwest."

Parks Marina continues to not only be dedicated to the service and satisfaction of its customers, but also to the Iowa Great Lakes Region and its surrounding communities. For more information on Parks Marina's events, the dealership, or the many services offered in Okoboji, IA, Sioux Falls, SD and surrounding communities, please log on to