Bayliner Strengthens Its Dealer Network

Bayliner announces the addition of several new dealers and markets to its industry-leading distribution network.

Bayliner is proud to announce the addition of several new dealers and markets to its industry-leading distribution network. Bayliner sales teams targeted several key markets with a goal of expanding the company’s leadership positions in customer satisfaction and sales.

Since mid-2009, Bayliner has signed 51 new dealerships in the United States and Canada with additional agreements pending, while at the same time keeping more than 80 percent of its territories in-tact and in the capable hands of its original network of strong dealers. “We are fortunate to have a brand with the strong reach and reputation that Bayliner enjoys,” said Vice President of Global Sales, Pat Blake. “Our historical dealers, many of whom have been with us for decades, have done a tremendous job maintaining our leadership share in bowriders and cruiser sales worldwide. In every open market, we have had tremendous interest in the brand, allowing us to move forward with the best dealer from a sales and customer service perspective.”

Blake cited the company’s recent recognition by the NMMA for superior customer satisfaction in three product categories as testament to the importance of having the right dealer/manufacturer partnerships. “This is the third year in a row that we’ve achieved recognition for customer satisfaction in deck boats, sterndrive bowrider boats, and sterndrive cuddy and express boats. That’s a reflection not only of the product, but also of the overall experience the dealer provides day-after-day. At Bayliner, we take pride in being that rare combination of affordability and superior customer service and satisfaction.”

According to Jeff Behan, President of Bayliner, the brand’s positioning as an affordable, quality, well-performing product is important in the new economy. “The current theme in the retail environment is getting the most value for your hard-earned dollar. Bayliner consistently strives to provide practical features that make boating enjoyable, without unnecessary frills that raise prices. That, plus a reputation for superior customer satisfaction, and Bayliner is a smart addition to a dealer’s portfolio.”

New Bayliner dealers in the United States and Canada since June 2009, include:
Angler's Choice - Martinsville, VA
Bayer Marine - Tulsa, OK
Beacon Marine - Junction City, KS
Blue Springs Marine - Blue Springs, MO
Brad's Marine, Inc. - Hastings, NE
Brightwell's Boathouse - Urbandale, IA; Polk City, IA
Burkeshore Marina - Big Lake, AK
Clemens Marina - Eugene, OR
Complete Marine - Phoenix, AZ
Cope Marine - O'Fallon, IL; Branson West, MO
Copher's Boat Center - Fort Smith, AR
Erwin Marine Sales - Huntsville, AL
Greenville Marine & Sport Center - Greenville, NC
Groupe Thomas Marine - Varennes, QC
H&W Marine - Marshall, TX; Flint, TX; North Little Rock, AR
Hallberg Marine - Wyoming, MN
Hennepin Marine - Hennepin, IL
Hilmerson RV & Marine - Little Falls, MN
Inland Boat Works - Monona, WI
InterMarine - Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Dania, FL
Island Lake Marine & Sports - Ft. Collins, CO
Ken's Sports - Kaukauna, WI
Lake Hopatcong Marine - Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Lookout Marine - Somerset, KY
M&P Mercury Sales - Burnaby, BC; Vancouver, BC
MarineMax – Brick Brick, NJ
MarineMax – Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN
MarineMax – Dallas Lewisville, TX
MarineMax – Grand Junction Grand Junction, CO
MarineMax – Norwalk Norwalk, CT
MarineMax – Rogers Rogers, MN
MarineMax – Ship Bottom Ship Bottom, NJ
MarineMax – Somers Point Somers Point, NJ
MarineMax – Venice Venice, FL
MarineMax – Walker Walker, MN
North Point Watersports - Mooresville, NC
Port Harbor Marine - Holden, ME; Rockport, ME
Quinn's Marine - Pefferlaw, Ontario
Rainbow Cycle & Marine - Rogers, AR
Russell Marine - Alexander City, AL
Russo Marine - Medford, MA: Wakefield, RI
Sea Ray of Knoxville - Knoxville, TN
Sea Ray of Savannah, Inc. - Thunderbolt, GA
Shoals Outdoor Sports - Tuscumbia, AL
Skipper Bud's Marine Corp. - Coopersville, MI, Grand Haven, MI
Smith Boys - Saratoga Springs, NY; Plattsburgh, NY
Starick Boat & Marine - Rockingham, NC
Storm Chasers Marine Services, Inc. - Seward, AK
The Sail & Ski Center Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX; Lakeway, TX
Trudeau's Sea Ray & Bayliner Portland, OR
US Marine Sales Lindenhurst, NY

"We have a tremendous dealer network," Behan said. "In November, our dealer network strength was illustrated when 25 of Boating Industry's Top 100 dealers in North America were Bayliner dealers. We enjoy the top market share in runabouts, and are second only to our sister brand Sea Ray in cruisers," he said. "We have our dealers to thank for this leadership and continued achievement in high customer satisfaction. We're looking to our new dealers to help Bayliner extend that lead in 2011."

For more information, visit www.bayliner.com.