Posted on December 9, 2015 in Press Releases

December 9, 2015

For more information contact:
Jonathan Sweet, Boating Industry at | 763.383.4419
Debbie Parks, Parks Marina at | 712.332.7303

Minneapolis, Minn. - Parks Marina and Okoboji Boat Works of Okoboji, Iowa and with a location in Sioux Falls, SD has been named one of the Top 100 dealers in North America by Boating Industry, the leading trade publication for the marine industry.

In addition, some dealers were recognized for outstanding business practices with special "Best in Class" awards, for companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business. Parks Marina was recognized for Best Digital Marketing Strategy.

"There are thousands of boat dealers in the United States and Canada, and only the truly elite make the Top 100," said Boating Industry Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet. "These dealers are the best in the industry, not only excelling at selling boats, but also at promoting the boating lifestyle."

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

"The team at Parks Marina continues to prove that we deserve to be recognized among dealerships in much larger markets," says Butch Parks, owner of Parks Marina. "In all aspects of the dealership, from marketing to events, to sales and customer service, I couldn't be more proud."

This award caps off an award winning year for Parks Marina who garnished #1 in Crownline sale, #3 in Cobalt Marker One division sales and #4 in Cobalt Boat sales worldwide. Parks Marina was also recognized as #1 in Yamaha Watercraft Customer Satisfaction.

Parks Marina continues to not only be dedicated to the service and care of its customers, but also to the success of the Iowa Great Lakes Region and its surrounding communities.

Top 100

Pictured left to right: Butch Parks, Debbie Parks, Kevin Winters and Darren Anderson of Parks Marina