STRONG'S MARINE NEWS

February 08, 2017

Strong's Marine Ranked #5 Dealer in North America

Boating Industry announced the 2016 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala December 8 in Orlando.

Strong's Marine ranked #5 Dealer in North America!

“From the thousands of dealers in North America – and hundreds of nominations – these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Boating Industry Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet. “These dealers excel not only at the business of selling boats, but also delivering a great customer experience.”

 

November 20, 2015

Strong's named #1 Dealer in Northeast, #8 in North America by Boating Industry

Orlando, FL, November 18, 2015:  Boating Industry announced the 11th annual list of Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala. Strong's Marine again tops the list of Northeast Dealers and ranks #8 in dealers nationwide.  Strong's has placed in the Top 100 for eleven years, since the award's inception.

 

 

November 20, 2015

Strong's named #1 Dealer in Northeast, #8 in North America by Boating Industry

Orlando, FL, November 18, 2015:  Boating Industry announced the 11th annual list of Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala. Strong's Marine again tops the list of Northeast Dealers and ranks #8 in dealers nationwide.  In addition, Strong's received a 'Best in Class' award for Training and Benefits. Strong's has placed in the Top 100 for eleven years, since the award's inception.  The Strong family is thankful for its dedicated employees and loyal clients who helped make this award possible!

 

 

October 05, 2015

Strong's Expands Offerings to Include Sunseeker Yachts

October 2, 2015, Mattituck, NY:  Strong’s Marine is proud to announce we are growing our roster of premier boat brands to include Sunseeker, the world’s leading brand for luxury performance motor yachts.  Sunseeker, founded in 1969, handcrafts yachts from 40 to 155 feet in the quaint waterfront village of Poole, on the south coast of England.  Sunseeker’s uncompromising spirit of excellence matches the dedication to quality and detail demonstrated by Strong’s longstanding range of manufacturers including Cobalt, Pursuit, Regal and Absolute.  Strong’s will serve Sunseeker clients across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

 

To support the growth of Strong’s Marine’s yacht business, Strong’s welcomes Robert J. Bianco to the team as Yacht Brand and Sales Manager. Rob’s extensive knowledge of the market, acquired through more than 15 years of experience in the yachting world, as well as his commitment to a superior client experience, will be valuable assets to the Strong’s team.  Based in Port Washington, Rob will travel regularly throughout Strong’s yacht sales territory to ensure clients’ needs are met.

 

Strong’s is a family-run company with a deep passion for boating. As we grow our client base to welcome larger yacht owners, the Strong’s team, numbering 55 full-time and more than 80 part- and full-time employees, strengthens its commitment to providing the highest level of personal service and boating experience to every client served. 

 

The Strong’s-Sunseeker alliance premiered at the recent Norwalk Boat Show September 24th-27th, where two brand new Sunseekers received their Northeast Debut: a 55 Manhattan and a 68 Sport Yacht.  Clients were welcomed on board to tour these two stunning models and learn about the new partnership.

 

Strong’s and Sunseeker will also partner at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale Boat Show November 5th-9th,  where models from 48 to 115 feet will be on display.

 

Sean Robertson, president of Sunseeker USA, notes: “We are very pleased to welcome Strong’s Marine as our new dealer for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  As a key player in the region with a first class reputation, Jeff and his team have vast experience and understanding of the industry, and will be the perfect partner to help deliver the world-class service our customers expect.”  

 

Comments Strong’s Marine President Jeff Strong: “I’m delighted to become part of the Sunseeker network. At Strong’s, we are driven by a passion to fulfill dreams by creating life-enhancing recreational possibilities on the water.  It is clear that  Sunseeker’s commitment to providing an unmatched client experience matches our own.  I’m looking forward to working with the Sunseeker team and its unmatched range of luxury yachts.”   

 

 

May 04, 2015

EESG Paddle Sports to offer Paddleboard rentals at Strong's Water Club and Mattituck Bay Marinas

May 4, 2015, Mattituck, NY:  Strong's Marine is pleased to announce that EESG Paddle Sports, a division of Mattituck's own East End Sporting Goods, will offer paddleboard and kayak rentals to Strong's clients at both of our Mattituck locations:  Strong's Water Club & Marina and Mattituck Bay Marina. 

The season kicks off Memorial Day Weekend:  2-hour through full day rentals are available, with weekend, week and monthly rates upon request.  Delivery is available to North Fork locations. 

Coming in June: 

  • Free weekly Group Paddle meetups at Strong's Water Club, with available discount paddleboard rentals. 
  • Paddle Yoga classes with Chrissy Wilsberg
  • Full Moon Paddles!

for more information, see www.eesgpaddlesports.com.  

 

November 20, 2014

Strong's Marine named #1 Northeast Dealer, #7 in North America, by Boating Industry

Orlando, FL, Wed., Nov. 19th, 2014: Strong's Marine was named the #7 dealer in North America by Boating Industry at the Top 100 black tie industry gala Wednesday in Orlando.
“For a decade, Boating Industry has recognized the best boat dealers in North America as the Top 100,” said Boating Industry editor-in-chief Jonathan Sweet. “These dealers are truly the elite of the marine industry, recognized for their business acumen, customer service and overall excellence.”
Strong's Marine also topped the list of Northeast dealers this year.
This is the 10th consecutive year Strong's Marine has ranked among the Top 100 dealers.

 

September 12, 2014

Strong's Marine awarded 2014 Cobalt Customer Satisfaction honors

September 12, 2014, Branson, MO:  The Strong's team was honored with the Cobalt CSI award for 2014, acknowledging the high level of care our entire staff brings to client relationships.  At left, Jeff Strong and Paxson St. Clair of Cobalt Boats celebrate the honor at Cobalt's annual dealer meeting (in their best sporting attire).  The team is proud to be recognized once again for going above and beyond to deliver exceptional service to our clients.

 

June 27, 2014

Strong's Rendezvous 2014 at Strong's Water Club

June 27, 2014, Strong's Water Club & Marina:  we thanked our clients with a special rendezvous at "our place."   How fun to get employees and special clients together for a beautiful evening by the water.  Thanks to all who made the event extra-special!

May 22, 2014

Strong's celebrates the season at Prime in Huntington

May 22, 2014, Huntington, NY:  Strong's Marine celebrates the season with clients and friends at Prime Restaurant.  A memorable waterside evening with the extraordinary Absolute 55 FLY, the Pursuit 365, Cobalt 296 and a client's Regal 42 on display.  Thanks to all who attended!

May 04, 2014

Strong's Fear Buster Featured in Cornell Marine Extension's "On the Water" show

May 4, 2014:  Company president Jeff Strong's annual "Fear Buster," taking the fear out of navigating the Shinnecock Locks, was featured in Cornell Marine Extension's "On the Water and in the Field" show.  Check it out here, and join us for 2015's Fear Buster!

December 02, 2013

Strong's Marine honored as 2013 "Business of the Year" by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce

December 2, 2013, Mattituck, NY:  Strong's Marine honored as 2013's "Business of the Year" by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce. “To be honored on the local level, that’s what’s nearest and dearest to our heart,” expressed Jeff Strong, adding that the Chamber was particularly helpful during challenging times for the company in the early 1990s.  Chamber President Brooke Dailey noted “Strong’s Marine has grown a lot.  They’ve been great to the Chamber and we felt like this was a great time to honor them.”

November 20, 2013

Strong's Marine named 2013's Top Dealer in the Northeast; #8 in North America by Boating Industry Magazine and the Marine Retailers' Association of the Americas

Orlando, FL, November 20, 2013:  Strong's Marine received high honors at the recent Award Gala honoring the Top 100 Dealers in North America.  Earning the top spot in the Northeast, Strong's was also ranked the #8 dealer in North America.  In addition, the Strong's Marine team received a special award for their effective community outreach during Superstorm Sandy.  Read more here.

April 25, 2013

Introducing Strong's Water Club & Marina

April 17, 2013, Mattituck, NY:  Strong's Marine has acquired the historic Matt-A-Mar marina property on the Mattituck Inlet, with plans to offer one of the finest boating destinations on Long Island Sound.  Located in the heart of the North Fork, Strong's Water Club provides the perfect base for casual, resort-style activities.  Enjoy the pool.  Take out a kayak.  Play beach volleyball.  Enjoy the sunset as you relax in an Adirondack chair on our expansive lawn.  And coming soon:  a restaurant and poolside bar!    For transient visitors from CT, RI and Western Long Island, our concierge will introduce you to the best of the North Fork, gladly arranging dinner, wine tours, tee times, transportation, etc.

What's more, the club offers in-water dockage with direct access to the Sound for 135 boats up to 75', as well as valet dockage for convenience - and premium dockage service is available, of course.  Service, maintenance and storage is offered for boats up to 75'.

Our goals are ambitious.  And there's still work to be done.  But we hope you and your friends will join us - provide some input - and help us create the premier boating resort in the region.

Strong's Water Club & Marina
2255 Wickham Avenue
P.O. Box 1409
Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 298-4739
waterclub@strongsmarine.com
strongswaterclub.com

 

April 24, 2013

Strong family's acquisition of Matt-a-Mar marina featured in the Times-Review Newspapers' April 25, 2013 editions!

The April 25, 2013 issue of the Times-Review featured an article on the Strong family's acquisition of the historic Matt-a-Mar property.  Read the full piece here!

April 10, 2013

Ted Webb Joins the Strong's Marine Team!

April 4, 2013, Mattituck, NY:  Strong's Marine is pleased to announce the addition of Ted Webb to our team.  With 25 years of marine experience and a friendly, service-oriented attitude, Ted is an important addition to the Strong's team.  A North Fork resident, Ted has worked in nearly every aspect of the boating business, from service to sales.  His broad-based knowledge and focus on exceeding customer expectations is a perfect fit with our mission to be the "Home of Super Service."

Ted is the father of two boys.  Like their dad, both can be found in or around the water all summer long.  Ted is also an active member of the Mattituck Volunteer Fire Department, has been active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and has served on the boards of both the American Marine Institute (AMI) and the Mattituck Yacht Club.

Ted notes, "I enjoy getting to know customers and their families.  It's so rewarding to know I might have made their day, or even their entire summer, fun and enjoyable!"  He looks forward to providing customers with Strong's broad range of services.

To reach Ted directly, call (631) 599-9463.

 

March 23, 2013

Cobalt 20 Group at Volvo

The Strong's management team spent some time at the Volvo facility for their recent Cobalt 20 Group meeting. 

February 08, 2013

Strong's Absolute Yachts arrive in Miami!

Our beautiful Absolute 55 FLY and 40 STL yachts have just arrived from Italy with love... just in time for the Miami Show February 14-18.

Join us for an up-close look at these gorgeous boats at the Yacht and Brokerage Show.  Our Absolute location is off Collins Ave., Ramp 15, slips 406 and 407. 

We'll also be showing the best new boats from Cobalt, Pursuit and Regal at the Miami Beach Convention Center.   It's going to be an exciting 5 days in Miami... Contact us for an appointment! 

Buy at the Miami show to maximize your time on the water this boating season!  Take advantage of the best pricing of the year and historically low financing rates.  

January 07, 2013

Strong's Marine at the New York Boat Show

January 6, 2013, New York City, NY:  A very happy New Year to all!  Strong's Marine had a successful 2013 New York Boat Show.  The sales team was delighted to introduce clients to the best new boats from Cobalt, Pursuit and Regal.  Contact us if you'd like to learn more about the exciting and innovative new models presented at the show. 

 

December 17, 2012

Strong's Marine Re-Certified as a 5-Star Dealer for Customer Satisfaction

December 2012:  The Strong's team is proud to have been re-certified as a 5-star Dealer by the National Marine Manufacturer's Association (NMMA) for unsurpassed customer satisfaction, operations and facilities.  Strong's Marine was the first dealer in New York State to earn this designation, and we have been re-certified every year since 2006.  December 2012:  The Strong's team is proud to have been re-certified as a 5-star Dealer by the National Marine Manufacturer's Association (NMMA) for unsurpassed customer satisfaction, operations and facilities.  Strong's Marine was the first dealer in New York State to earn this designation, and we have been re-certified every year since 2006. 

November 27, 2012

Strong's achieves an Elite Customer Satisfaction Score with Regal Boats for 2012

November 27, 2012:  Strong's achieved an Elite Customer Satisfaction Score with Regal Boats, surpassing 95% for the 2012 model year!  Striving for Exceptional Customer Service is at the core of everything we do at Strong's Marine, so we are especially pleased to receive this award recognizing the exceptional efforts of our team.

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November 19, 2012

Strong's Marine named a Top 100 Dealer by Boating Industry Magazine for the 8th consecutive year!

Nov. 14, 2012, Orlando, FL:  In a black tie celebration held at the annual Marine Dealer Conference and Expo, Strong's Marine was again honored with Top 100 status by Boating Industry Magazine and its Top 100 committee.  2012 marks the 8th consecutive year Strong's has been named to this prestigious list, which recognizes marine dealers unsurpassed in overall business operations, customer service, marketing and professionalism. 

October 19, 2012

Strong's Marine named Dan's Papers 2012 Best of the Best Marina, Boat Retailer and Boat Rental

Oct. 19, 2012, Southampton, NY:  Dan's Best of the Best is all about what Dan's readers love on the East End.  The Strong's Team is proud to be voted tops in three categories this year:  Top marina, top boat sales and top boat rentals!

Sales Team member Rachel Duell Sorenson accepting Strong's awards at Dan's Nov. 15 gala in Southampton.

 

 

February 14, 2012

In Pursuit of a Cure

February 14, 2012, Ft. Pierce, FL:  Pursuit Boats debuted its first Pink boat, the 315 Offshore, during the 2012 Miami International Boat Show supporting breast cancer research at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

According to Pursuit President Tom Slikkers, “We are very pleased to be a part of such a great cause and look forward to contributing to the future research efforts and ultimately the cure to breast cancer.”

Pursuit boats made a financial donation to the research foundation for every boat sold during the Miami International Boat Show.

Interested in making a donation?  Go to http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/our_center/charitable_giving/.

 

January 05, 2012

Strong's Marine - Top Pursuit Dealer of 2011

Strong's Marine was named the top Pursuit Dealer of 2011!

November 09, 2011

STRONG'S RANKED #7 at the 2011 BOATING INDUSTRY TOP 100 DEALERS MEETING!!!

Strong's Marine is proud to announce that on November 9, 2011 we were awarded #7 among the Top 100 Dealers honored at a black-tie celebration in Florida. This award recognizes those marine dealers that are unsurpassed in overall business operations, customer service, marketing and professionalism. Strong's Marine remains #1 on Long Island & New York and received the best ranking #7 since the program's inception six years ago.

October 14, 2011

Cobalt's Paxson St. Clair - Mover & Shaker of the Year

February 16, 2011

Pursuit's 265 DC on the Best of 2011 list

January 26, 2011

Pursuit Announces Inshore Series

December 16, 2010

Strong's Marine receives Worldwide & Eastern Region CSI Award

Strong's Marine was named the Worldwide & Eastern Region Customer Satisfaction Award winner by Cobalt Boats for achieving a 100% CSI score for the last quarter of the model year at Camp Cobalt in Neodesha, KS in November.

October 18, 2010

Pursuit - New Explore Magazine

July 09, 2010

Pursuit's Newest Model - 260 Dual Console Arrives

March 12, 2010

Strong's Yamaha Master Technicians Jonathan Acosta & Kevin Miller received the prestigious Yamaha Master Technician title, March 12th after completing training & passing the Master Technician test in Kennesaw, GA.

October 26, 2009

Strong's Marine - Receives Award for being a Top Ten Cobalt Dealer and Customer Satisfaction Index award for Excellence.

October 20, 2009

Strong's Marine received the "Top 5 Pursuit Dealers" award ranking 3rd. Christopher Suter received Pursuit's "Club Elite" award and Thomas Knutson received the "Club Pursuit" award for their achievements.

September 12, 2008

Mirek Zengota became a Yamaha Master Technician on September 12, 2008 in Kennesaw, GA. A title that is only held by 97 dealer technicians in the Nation! Congratulations Mirek and thank you for all your hard work.

 

September 02, 2008

Christopher Suter - Pursuit Brand Champion was the recipient of the 'Club Pursuit' Sales Award in August. Congatulations.

 

April 29, 2008

Strong Support from Cabo

Matt Hupe supporting Strong's while taking in the fish in Cabo.

April 25, 2008

Strong's Marine is Pursuit's First Platinum Flagship Dealer

 "The program recognizes and rewards exceptional performance in the areas of dealership sales, marketing, and service."  Full Press Release

March 07, 2008

Hampton Tradition - Dan's Papers March 7, 2008

March 07, 2008

Strong's Marine in the News - Dan's Papers March 7, 2008

Hampton Tradition - Four Generations!

March 01, 2008

Suffolk Times - Annual Report 2008

Four Generations and going "Strong."

March 01, 2008

Suffolk Times Annual Report - 2008

Four Generations and still going "Strong"!

November 30, 2007

Strong's Marine - Top 100 Dealer 2007

Strong's Marine, nominated as a Top 100 Dealer by Boating Industry Magazine for unsurpassed customer service and professionalism, ranked #22 out of 100 Dealers (Highest rated dealer on Long Island) at a Black Tie gala in Las Vegas on November 28, 2007.
June 05, 2006

Top 100 Dealer, Ranked #20 by Boating Industry Magazine

Strong's Marine was named a Top 100 Dealer and ranked #20 by Boating Industry Magazine.

May 24, 2006

Strong’s Marine is now one of the first Marine Industry Certified Dealerships in the country.

February 01, 2006

Exemplary Business Entrepreneurs Honor

Strong's Marine was Recently Honored by Eastern Long Island Hospital and North Fork Bank as Exemplary Business Entrepreneurs.

January 01, 2002

Marina of the Year Award

Strong's Marine Received the Marina of the Year Award from Marina Dock Age Magazine.