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Cobalt Congratulates Gordys

Published December 05, 2014 by


(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.

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Gordy's number 1 in Customer Service by Boating Industry

Published November 22, 2013 by


Gordy’s Lakefront Marine was recognized by Boating Industry Magazine as the #1 Boat Dealer in North America for Customer Service and the #2 Best Overall Boat Dealer/Marina in North America at their Top 100 gala Wednesday night in Orlando, FL.  Also, Rallee Whowell Chupich (Owner/Manager of Gordy’s) was honored by the MRAA with the prestigious Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award recognizing the most outstanding woman in the marine industry for the year.  All of us here at Gordy’s are honored and excited to have received this recognition by the industry and we want to thank all of our close partners for we couldn’t do it without them, namely - Cobalt Boats, MasterCraft, our Cobalt 20grp, GE, Volvo, and Mercury Marine.  But most of all we would like to thank our teammates for all the hard work they put in every day and our wonderful Customers for choosing us as their dealer of choice for their boating needs.  Thank you all for your help and support. 

Here is an article released by Boating Industry Magazine on our Best in Class “#1 Best Customer Service in North America” award.

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Cobalt Boats Recognize Top Dealers during 2014 Dealer Meeting

Published September 24, 2013 by


(NEODESHA, KS – September 5-7, 2013) Cobalt Boats recently completed a very successful Worldwide Dealer Conference at the Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, FL. Over 350 Cobalt Dealer participants from across North America and other International locations traveled to St. Petersburg. “We are proud to have such a fantastic group of dealer partners join us as we celebrate a successful season” says Gavan Hunt, VP of Sales and Marketing at Cobalt Boats. “Our dealers provided us the opportunity to have a record-setting year at Cobalt, and our dealer meeting this year had the feel of a victory celebration.”

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Cobalt Dealers raise $15,000 for Cancer during Dealer Conference

Published September 24, 2013 by


September 7, 2013. - The Cobalt 5 K Fun Run is an annual Cobalt dealer meeting function started in 2006 by Cobalt associate George Muffick, the North Eastern Regional Sales Manager at Cobalt Boats. Since it’s inception, George has been the leader of the event helping it grow from 6 participants in 2006 to the 78 that participated this year (either Running, Walking, or Biking). You see, George is a cancer survivor, and this year he made a focused effort to involve the worldwide Cobalt dealers in a fund raiser. Cobalt dealers were tested by a rejuvenating 5 K Fun Run in the Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, FL running along the shores of Tampa Bay in the wee hours of the morning before the days agenda kicked off.

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Boating Industry 2010 Top 100 Dealers

Published January 19, 2011 by


MINNEAPOLIS – As current boaters and prospects gain confidence in exploring purchase decisions, it is increasingly vital that they are directed to trustworthy and professional dealers for boat sales and service. Thanks to Boating Industry magazine’s sixth-annual Top 100 Dealers program, consumers now have access to those best of the best dealers at their fingertips.

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