Marine Connection Ranks No. 2514 on the 2014 Inc. 5000

 Inc. Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Marine Connection Ranks No. 2514 on the 2014 Inc. 5000
with Three-Year Sales Growth of 150%

NEW YORK, August 20, 2014 — Inc. magazine today ranked Marine Connection NO. 2514 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

“It is an incredible honor to be named to the Inc. 500|5000 list, and even more so as the only boat dealership in the nation” said Jani Gyllenberg, Marine Connection Marketing Director. “The past few years have represented substantial growth for our company, which could not have been achieved without the dedicated team behind the name. What has allowed us to outpace the industry has been our founding goal of providing the most pleasurable boat shopping experience to each and every one of our customers. Recognition on the Inc. 5000 list is a cherry-topper to an amazing 12-months, with Marine Connection being named a Top 20 dealer in the nation and the Number 1 Dealer in the World for the majority of our best selling brands.” Marine Connection topped companies including,, Big Ass Fans, and Planet Fitness on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list.

The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’ s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 15 through 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Michael Dell, Martha Stewart, host of the CNBC show “The Profit” Marcus Lemonis, Container Store Founder and CEO Kip Tindell, and Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.

Marine Connection is South Florida’s Top Rated boat dealer with locations in West Palm Beach, Vero Beach and Miami. Our new boat brands include Cobia, Hurricane, Sailfish, Rinker, Sportsman, Bulls Bay, and Sweetwater boats. Marine Connection ranks as the #1 Dealer in the World for Cobia Boats, Sportsman Boats and as the #1 Dealer in Florida for Hurricane Boats. In 2013, we were named as a Top 20 Dealer in the Nation by Boating Industry Magazine.

CONTACT: Jani Gyllenberg, Marketing Director, 561-582-7411


More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000


The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit .

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit


2+ million views on YouTube

We are pleased to announce that the boating community has graced Marine Connection’s YouTube channel with over 2 million views!

Our viewers regularly tune in to enjoy new boat walkthroughs, boat reviews and manufacturer information.  With a combined 75 years of boating experience, Marine Connection hosts Jani, Jess and Ron deliver expert knowledge in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

We will continue delivering the very best boating content and we hope boating enthusiasts continue to enjoy!

If you haven’t visited our YouTube channel yet, feel free to join us at to explore the magnificent boating world!

Marine Connection is South Florida’s largest volume boat super store for new boats including Cobia, Hurricane, SailfishRinker, Sportsman, Pathfinder, Bulls Bay and Sweetwater boats. We have been selling and exporting boats since 1987 and we still hold true to our founding goal of providing the most pleasant and professional boat purchasing experience for our thousands of satisfied customers.


Marine Connection of Miami Renovations (UPDATE)

We are extremely happy with the huge progress in the renovations of our Miami store and indoor boat showroom. We have been hard at work renovating the 4000 sq. ft indoor showroom as well as the building which is visible from one of the heaviest traffic highways in Miami, FL-826. We are now open for business representing Hurricane, Cobia, Sportsman, Rinker, Sweetwater and Bulls Bay boats. Come by and see us! We are right off of FL-826 and NW 58th Street in Doral.


Marine Connection is now South Florida’s Sailfish Boats Dealer

Marine Connection is proud to announce the addition of Sailfish Boats to our new-boat lineup. Our dedication to exceed our customer’s expectations makes Marine Connection the perfect choice to showcase Sailfish’s high quality boat line to South Florida customers in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Vero Beach and Sebastian areas. And Marine Connection is no stranger to Sailfish: from 2000 to 2007, we were the World’s #1 Sailfish dealer. We are pleased to bring them on board Team Marine Connection again.

For over 25 years, Sailfish has been one of the top boat manufacturer’s for saltwater enthusiasts of all ages. Their lineup of reliable, stylish and high quality boats has been tested and proven year after year. These boats are known for their superior quality and performance both inshore and offshore. Sailfish has climbed up the ranks to become one of the largest manufacturers in its class.

Joining forces with a brand like Sailfish will make Marine Connection a stronger dealer in a highly fragmented industry. Expanding our customer base with a new brand will allow us to provide a much better service to our customers in any of our 3 locations with state of the art facilities.

Marine Connection is South Florida’s largest volume boat super store for new and used boats. West Palm Beach serves as our main store and headquarters and we have two more stores in Vero Beach in Miami. Our brands include Cobia, Hurricane, Rinker, Sportsman, Sweetwater and now we are proud to say Sailfish. We have been selling boats since 1987 but we still hold our founding goal close to our hearts, to provide the most pleasant and professional boat buying experience for our thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

Marine Connection Opens Vero Beach Location


Marine Connection

1530 U.S. 1

Vero Beach, FL 32960


Come join us in our GRAND OPENING party THIS SUNDAY!


Vero Beach, FL: We are extremely happy to announce our Vero Beach location GRAND OPENING party this Sunday March 30th, 2014. Come join us as we celebrate the opening of the Treasure Coast’s Premier Boat Store. We will have special discounts and FREE Electronics from Garmin with purchase. Do not miss your chance to see the latest from Cobia, Hurricane, Sweetwater, Rinker, Pathfinder and Sportsman boats under one roof. Food & drinks will be served.

This location will be serving all of our Treasure Coast customers for sales and service. Our qualified staff can guide you through your boat purchase from beginning to end, as well as service your boat from this location. Financing
services are also available at this location making this a one-stop shop for all your boating needs.

About Marine Connection: Marine Connection was rated the No. 1 Boat Dealer in South Florida by Boating Industry Magazine in 2014 with a North America rating of No. 18. Marine Connection has been in business for over 27 years having sold thousands of boats and winning numerous awards for high quality service and top marks in Customer Satisfaction.


Come join us as we showcase the best of Cobia, Hurricane, Sportsman & Rinker Boats at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

The 29th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 20 – 23, 2014, is one of the top five boat shows in the country – featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an International Show. The event includes hundreds of Boats from 8 foot inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft to superyachts over 150′. Show entrances will be located at Evernia St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront) and North Clematis St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront).

12 NOON – 7PM

10AM – 7PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
10AM – 6PM

$18.00 per Adult at the Gate
$16.00 per Adult Online
$8.00 per Children (ages 6-15)
FREE Children under 6 Years Old

Click here for more information


Marine Connection, rated as South Florida’s #1 Boat Dealer by Boating Industry Magazine (November 2013), is proud to announce the GRAND OPENING of our new Very Beach location! Stop by Sunday, March 30th for unbelievable savings & free electronics from Garmin!

Marine Connection will be representing Cobia, Hurricane, Pathfinder, Sportsman, Rinker & Sweetwater boats at this location with sizes ranging from 18 to 34 feet.

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 11am to 4pm
Lunch & Refreshments will be served!

Our new Vero Beach store is located on the southeast corner of US1 and 15th Pl, just two blocks south of 17th St and right next to the new Autozone at:

1530 US 1, Vero Beach, FL
Visit for our full inventory

Bring this coupon in on Sunday, March 30th 2014 during our Grand Opening event for $2,000 OFF REGULAR SALE PRICING OR A FREE ELECTRONICS PACKAGE FROM GARMIN. See one our sale assistants for full details.

NEW MODEL: Cobia 344 Center Console has arrived

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA: Maverick Boat Company introduces their latest model for the Cobia lineup. The 344 Center Console comes in to round out their very popular offshore center consoles lineup. The 344 features a heft 34 foot length and an 11’2″ beam. Standard features include Starboard-Side Dive Door/Tuna Door, Twin 41-Gallon Livewells, Walk-Down Console with a head, berth and lockable rod storage, Cockpit Insulated Fish Boxes, Thru Hull Windlass, Electrically adjusted Bow Table that recesses into the floor, Yamaha Digital Controls and Command Link Plus Display, Fold-Down Rear Bench Seat and integrated forward cooler.

This boat can be powered by Twin or Triple Yamaha Outboards and is being offered with the optional Optimus Joystick Control which allows for full operation via joystick for precision and ultimate maneuverability. Options include Powder Coating, Hard-Top, Outriggers, Flush-Mounted Simrad Dual Screens w/ Radar, Forward Facing Backrests & a killer Fusion Stereo 700 w/ 8 Speakers.

Marine Connection is the first dealer in the world to receive the 344 Center Console and it has been nothing short of a huge success. In the first two weeks since the Miami Boat Show, we have received hundreds of calls, done 7 sea trials and placed several orders already. Marine Connection is rated the #1 Boat Dealer in South Florida by Boating Industry Magazine and is the #1 Dealer in the World for Cobia Boats. We serve from Vero Beach to the Keys with Cobia boats from our two locations in West Palm Beach, Florida and Vero Beach, Florida.

A little bit of background about Cobia, they are built by Maverick Boat Company, the most respectable boat builder in the shallow water fishing boat industry with Pathfinder, Hewes and Maverick Boats. They have taken the offshore center console world by storm with their line up of offshore fishing machines from 20 foot to 29 and now to 34 foot. The 34 footer is the culmination of over 25 years of boat building experience for serious anglers and serious advancements in design and development.

Marine Connection Vero Beach is NOW OPEN!

The Treasure Coast’s premier new & used boat dealership, Marine Connection of Vero Beach, is now open!

We are extremely happy to announce that Marine Connection Vero Beach is now open for business providing our Vero Beach customers with friendly, professional and expert advice to all of our Treasure Coast customers. We will be representing Sportsman, Pathfinder, Cobia, Rinker, Hurricane & Sweetwater lines for new boats and also offering a wide selection of used & pre-owned boats. The facilities include a beautiful air conditioned showroom, space for boats outside and is minutes away from the Intracoastal waterway. Our new store is conveniently located on the corner of U.S. 1 and 15th Pl, just south of 17th Street.

1530 U.S. 1
Vero Beach, FL 32960 USA

Business Hours
Monday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Official Grand Opening Event
Be sure to join us on March 1st for the Official launch party. Refreshments will be served.

Mercury Marine recognizes Marine Connection as a Top 20 Boat Dealer

We received a congratulations letter from Mercury Marine for our recent award as the No. 18 Boat Dealer by Boating Industry Magazine and we wanted to share this with all of our loyal customers.

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