Awards and Recognition

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Brunswick Corporation : Lowe® Boats Names Canada’s The Boat Warehouse as World’s Largest Lowe Dealer For 2018

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO.– The Boat Warehouse of Ontario, Canada, has been named the World’s Largest Lowe Boats Dealer for 2018 at a recent awards ceremony and dinner at the Lodge at Four Seasons in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. The dealer has won the sales honor six times in the past seven years.

Lowe Boats representatives presented the award to The Boat Warehouse’s President Dave Mayhew and Managing Partners Dennis Reinsch and Greg Booth, thanking them for the dealership’s consistently high sales performance in getting customers into the full line of Lowe watercraft.

“Year after year, The Boat Warehouse has proven to be a sales leader for Lowe Boats products, giving our many excellent dealer partners new performance goals to shoot for,” said Lowe Boats President Ben Cast. “Just like the boating community knows about the long history of quality products from Lowe Boats, customers of The Boat Warehouse have become accustomed to relying on topnotch service and support from the dealer’s dedicated crew.”

While the honor necessarily singles out The Boat Warehouse, Cast made it clear that the entire Lowe Boats dealer network is dedicated to helping customers from the initial contact on the sales floor to providing quality service throughout the boat ownership experience. It’s all part of the new #TeamLowe social media effort to recognize the value of the company’s dealer partnerships.

“#TeamLowe is an expression of the commitment Lowe Boats and our dealers share to enhance the boat-ownership experience for our customers,” Cast said. “When customers choose any boat in our line-up, we will be there to provide quality service whenever and wherever they need it.”

The Boat Warehouse was founded in 1991 and quickly grew to become a leading dealer of powerboats and fishing boats. Based in Kingston, Ontario, The Boat Warehouse serves the greater Toronto, Ottawa, Belleville, Prince Edward, Barrie and Peterborough areas through two locations.

The Boat Warehouse Team

L-R Andy Lindsay, VP of North American Sales – Groupe Beneteau, Kenda Kennard, Regional Sales Manager – Groupe Beneteau, Dave Jackson, Sales – The Boat Warehouse, Dave Mayhew, President – The Boat Warehouse, Jake Mayhew, Sales – The Boat Warehouse, Dennis Reinsch, Principal – The Boat Warehouse Georgian Bay, Wayne Villeneuve, Sales – The Boat Warehouse, George Armendariz, CEO of the America’s – Groupe Beneteau


The Boat Warehouse remains strong multi-branded dealer for 2017 September 18, 2017 – The 2018 model year was led by a great evening of reminiscence during the annual 2018 Dealer Meeting held in beautiful Bay Harbor, Michigan.


Throughout the evening, awards were presented to the top dealerships and their representatives from around the world. It was a night to remember for The Boat Warehouse after receiving multiple awards ranging across multiple brands. Four Winns was excited to present The Boat Warehouse with the prestigious Large Cambridge Lighthouse award for the largest volume for a multiple store dealership.

In addition, The Boat Warehouse also was named the largest combined volume dealer for 2017, receiving the coveted Magnum Opus award from the Four Winns, Glastron, Scarab, and the Wellcraft boat brands.

“We want to congratulate The Boat Warehouse on all fronts as they have continued to demonstrate their strength as our brands’ partner. Their commitment to service and sales has proven that their efforts are very deserving of these awards, and this continuous dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed,” stated Andy Lindsay, V.P. Sales Americas. Dave Mayhew, President at The Boat Warehouse, accepted the award, “The Boat Warehouse and the Groupe Beneteau brands continues to be a successful partnership for our business. We’re excited about the future with Groupe Beneteau and always look forward to their new and innovative product introductions. ”

The Boat Warehouse serves all of the greater Toronto, Ottawa, Barrie and Peterborough areas with three locations featuring a state-of-the-art showroom, parts and service center and finance department. The Boat Warehouse has three locations: Kingston, Ontario, (The Boat Warehouse Georgian Bay) Coldwater, ON and (D.T. Powersports) Uxbridge, ON.

The dealership represents Four Winns, Glastron, Scarab, and the Wellcraft boat brands. Throughout the entirety of the Groupe Beneteau Dealer Meeting, September 10-12, 2017, over 280 representatives from 133 dealerships were in attendance along with representatives from Four Winns, Scarab, Glastron, and Wellcraftfrom around the world. In addition, every brand would like to thank each dealership in attendance from around the world for being a part of our dealer network, along with providing valuable input on new product development and sales for the company.

Aug 20, 2013

Rec Boat Holdings, Cadillac, Michigan, has named The Boat Warehouse, Kingston, Ontario, its largest Four Winns multi-store retailer for the 2013 model year as well as the top regional dealer for Eastern Canada.

Four Winns recognized its top dealers for sales achievements at its recent North American Leadership Conference, held in Cadillac, Michigan in mid August.

“We’re extremely proud to have The Boat Warehouse leading our distribution network,” stated Jeff Brunson, Vice-President of North American Sales, Rec Boat Holdings. “Dave Mayhew and his team are outstanding performers at the retail level with great success at boat shows and in the showroom. The dealership has recently expanded with our other brands and are already delivering the same positive results.”

Dave Mayhew, President at The Boat Warehouse, added, “The Boat Warehouse and Four Winns continues to be a successful partnership for our business. We’re excited about the future with Rec Boat Holdings and always look forward to their new and innovative product introductions.”

The Boat Warehouse has been a Four Winns dealer for nearly 20 years. In addition to Four Winns, The Boat Warehouse also carries Rec Boat Holdings’ Glastron and Wellcraft brands.

It has been a good month for The Boat Warehouse.

Four Winns Award Winner

Cadillac, Michigan-based Rec Boat Holdings named the Kingston, Ontario-based dealership as the company’s largest Four Winns dealer for the 2012 model year. The announcement was made at the 2013 annual dealer conference held at The Abbey Resort, Fontana, Wisconsin.

According to a company press release, the Boat Warehouse has been a Four Winns dealer for 19 years, and has received the top award multiple times.

“The Boat Warehouse is an exemplary dealer for our Four Winns brand,” said Roch Lambert, Group President, Rec Boat Holdings. “Dave Mayhew once again, fueled their solid retail sales achievement.”

Dave Mayhew, President at The Boat Warehouse, added, “We enjoy our great business partnership with the Four Winns team. We’re excited with the new 2013 line-up and are anxious to get started on promoting the new product in our market. Our goal is to achieve the same retail performance for next year and we feel confident we can deliver with the new line-up.”

Four Winns dealers were recognized for sales achievement at their dealer meeting where all Rec Boat Holdings dealers were in attendance. Mayhew serves as a Four Winns dealer council member, providing input on new product development and sales programs for the company.

Recognized Lowe Boats Dealer

A day later, it was announced that The Boat Warehouse had also been honoured as the top dealer worldwide for Lowe Boats.

The award was presented during the company’s annual dealer meeting. Representatives from Lowe presented The Boat Warehouse’s President Dave Mayhew, and Managing Partner Dennis Reinsch, with the honors and thanked them for their commitment to excellence.

“The Boat Warehouse has enjoyed a stellar year, and we are proud to present them with this award,” said Lowe Boats President Huw Bower.“Their commitment to delivering superior customer service and support to our boaters really shines.”

Further, Bower added, “We are pleased to recognize the passion and dedication that all of our dealers have for maximizing their customers’ boating enjoyment. I commend them for their ongoing enthusiasm and hard work.”