November 9, 2023, Orlando, FL – For the second consecutive year, Regal & Nautique of Orlando has won the highly coveted 2023 Boating Industry “Dealer of the Year” award in the annual Boating Industry Top 100, recognizing the best retailers throughout North America. The award was presented at a black-tie, invitation-only gala November 7 at the Dallas Westin Galleria in Dallas, TX.
Ranked by the editors of Boating Industry magazine, the Boating Industry Top 100 Awards has honored the best retailers throughout North America since 2005, based on a wealth of competitive criteria including business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service, sales and more.
Regal & Nautique of Orlando has risen through the rankings over the years, twice earning recognition for the #1 service department in North America, and now winning the #1 ranking for two years straight, which earns the additional distinction of placement in the Boating Industry Top 100 Hall of Fame in 2024, an achievement only earned by few since the program’s launch.
“After last year’s No. 1 recognition, Owner Jeff Husby and the team at Regal & Nautique of Orlando didn’t simply take their foot off the gas, they pushed the gas pedal through the floor in 2022,” said Adam Quandt, Boating Industry editor in chief. “Despite being nudged out of a comfort zone to respond to fast-changing market conditions after post-Covid busyness, Regal & Nautique continued full steam ahead to continue year-over-year growth across the board, all while maintaining some of the highest CSI scores across all of its brands. Never resting on laurels, Regal & Nautique of Orlando regularly evaluates its strengths and shortcomings and improves on every single one of them. There is nothing but striving for perfection through every sale, every service job and everything in between for Regal & Nautique. With this year’s Dealer of the Year award, Regal & Nautique will be inducted into the Boating Industry Top 100 Awards Hall of Fame next year.”
“Everyone at Regal & Nautique of Orlando is thrilled and very proud of this prestigious distinction that recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of our entire team,” said General Manager/Owner Jeff Husby. “We have worked diligently to continue to focus and improve all aspects of our business over many years and appreciate the recognition among all retailers in North America for two years in a row by Boating Industry magazine.”
Regal & Nautique of Orlando represents new boat brands throughout the greater Central Florida market including Nautique, Regal, Supreme and South Bay pontoons. The dealership is a five-time consecutive recipient of the Marine Retailers Association of the America’s “Top Ten Greatest Dealerships to Work for in North America” and was also named “International Dealer of the Year” in 2023 by the Water Sports Industry Association. Other honors include earning top CSI scores for all brands represented as verified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association; “Outstanding Dealer of Excellence” for PCM Engines in 2023; and most recently, being named “Top Retailer” in the Sea Tow Foundation’s National Boating Safety Awards.
“I’m extremely proud of the team at Nautique of Orlando on this incredible achievement,” said Nautique Boat Company President Greg Meloon. “Our company’s success is built upon our hardworking and customer-focused dealers like Nautique of Orlando, and I’d like to offer Jeff Husby and his team my sincerest congratulations. Being named the #1 Boat Dealer in North America is quite an accomplishment, and we’re grateful to have them be a part of Nautique’s world-class dealer network.”
Duane Kuck, CEO of Regal Boats, added, “This is a very well-deserved honor for Regal & Nautique of Orlando and one that I know Team RNO has worked very hard to achieve. Jeff Husby is an awesome leader and it shows in everything he does. Regal is blessed to be teamed up with Jeff and the entire team.”