Heartland Boating Magazine recognizes Cobalt Boats Marker One Platform series.
MasterCraft Boats Honored with 2015 Industry Week Best Plants Award!
Boating Industry names Gordy’s Lakefront Marine as Dealer of the Year for a second time!!
With a mission to share the passion for the activity of towed water sports worldwide, the second annual #PassTheHandle day has been set for July 20, 2015.
At the Lake does a great job remembering Gordy Whowell & his legacy.
The Janesville Gazette recognizes Gordy’s Lakefront Marine.
The Gordy’s Family is interviewed by Boating Industry Magazine.
How marine businesses manage relationships and plan for the future.
(Neodesha, Kansas – November 25, 2014) – Boating Industry announced the 10th annual list of Top 100 dealers in North America in Orlando last week. The black-tie event brought in dealers from across the country in anticipation for the most prestigious dealer awards in the industry. Cobalt Boats is proud to announce that Gordy’s Lakefront Marine in Fontana, Wisconsin was selected as the number one dealer in North America.
A composition of financial performance and growth, dedication to customer service and creative marketing strategy make Gordy’s an industry leader in today’s market. “Their commitment to Cobalt Boats is unwavering and they continue to play a leadership role in our dealer network,” says Gavan Hunt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The team at Gordy’s consistently ‘Wows’ their customers with 100% customer satisfaction. Their winning attitude and phenomenal team spirit drive success in everything they do.”
Team Gordy’s, along with all the other Cobalt dealers who received awards, were treated to a pre-gala toast which included Cobalt wine. In addition to the award, each dealer was presented with an engraved Cobalt wine bottle to celebrate their accomplishments. A special celebratory flyover was also arranged for the team at Gordy’s in recognition of their hard work and achievements this year.
MasterCraft Unveils Gen 2 Surf System
Vonore, TN—- MasterCraft Boat Company unveils the next generation in surf systems,
simply called the Gen 2 Surf System. In 2009 MasterCraft introduced the first ever wake-shaping
device called Surf Tabs and won the coveted NMMA Innovation Award in 2010 for this invention.
In the four short years following the introduction of Surf Tabs, wakesurfing has seen
unprecedented growth. As a result, MasterCraft began work on its next evolution of surf
technology several months ago and today is proud to announce the arrival of the Gen 2 Surf
When MasterCraft set out to develop the Gen 2 Surf System, it took note of what was
already available and how they could improve on what were great leaps forward in wakesurfing.
First up, MasterCraft believed it was essential to have a consistent wave on both sides that had
constant push five feet back AND thirty feet back. Second, this constant, stable wave had to be
achieved on both sides without the need to shift weight or people. And finally, it all had to be
operated with a simple push of a button. With the Gen 2 Surf System, MasterCraft has
accomplished all their goals.
Q&A: Gordy’s Rallee Chupich is named 2013 Darlene Briggs honoree
Tom Kaiser, Senior Editor
January 1, 2014
Filed under Features, In This Issue, Q&A
Rallee Chupich, director of service and restaurant operations at Gordy’s Lakefront Marine in Wisconsin, was named the 28th recipient of the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year award at the 2013 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, held November 17-20 in Orlando, Fla. The award is presented annually to an outstanding woman who is actively involved in the marine industry at any level and recognizes long and devoted service, untiring commitment and the advancement of women in the marine business.
As part of the second generation of a family business operating since 1955, Chupich and her three siblings grew up on the water, helping their parents and working on the piers. She officially joined the business as a teenager 30 years ago, and the family is now grooming its third generation to take over the business some day in the future.
Chupich is the smiling face of one of the country’s most successful marine operations that has evolved significantly since adding boat sales to the roster more than 15 years ago. With an insatiable drive, never-ending sense of urgency and background as an educator, she has become one of the industry’s most powerful women and a role model for anybody looking to get ahead by hard work and force of character.