Premier Honors Top Performing Dealers



Nisswa Marine, Premier Boating, Dan’s Southside, and Dri-Port Marine receive awards for providing exceptional growth, service, and customer service.


Big Lake, Minn. December 19, 2022 – There were plenty of reasons to celebrate during the 2022 Premier Marine Dealer Meeting held this past September. Dealers were introduced to new 2023 models and an all-new world-class manufacturing facility in Big Lake, Minnesota. Yet, one of the most important reasons was the accomplishments of Premier dealers who went above and beyond for customers. To recognize those efforts and accomplishments, Premier honored those dealers with a special award presentation.


“We’re proud to partner with all of our dealers,” said Premier Marine CEO Matt Homan. “But these four dealers have really exemplified our mantra of ‘going beyond’, and we’re proud and honored to recognize them for their achievements.”


The 2022 Premier Pontoon Outstanding Dealer Award recipients are:


Nisswa Marine, Nisswa, Minnesota – Premier Hall of Fame

Nisswa Marine has made significant contributions to Premier Marine and the entire boating industry. Whether you’re a longtime customer or new to the category, Nisswa Marine is always committed to making the entire boating experience, both on and off the water, fun and rewarding. More than just a dealer, they live and understand the boating lifestyle and they do so with integrity, excellence, and a positive, infectious attitude.

Premier Boating, Wayland, Michigan – Dealer of the Year

Premier Boating has been a successful, family-owned business for more than 25-years, and in every aspect of their business, from service to sales, they treat their customers like family as well. Year after year, Premier Boating customers continually compliment the dealership for an exceptional customer experience. It’s just one of the reasons Premier Marine often look to the dealership for customer insights and feedback, and why they play a vital role in the Premier Pontoon Dealer Council.

Dan’s Southside, Bloomington, Minnesota – Top Growth Award

Dan’s Southside has been in business since 1968, and throughout those 55-years, they have never grown complacent. Testament to that statement is the dealership earning the Top Growth Award for 2022. The sales team at Dan’s are professional in every aspect, from product knowledge to fulfilling customer needs during the sale and for many years to follow resulting in a loyal customer base that continues to grow.

Dri-Port Marine, O Fallon, Missouri – Service Excellence Award

Dri-Port Marine is a family-owned business that has put customer service at the forefront of their business model since they first opened as an RV and boat storage facility in 1978. Putting the customer first, no matter the size of the sale or the difficulty of the ask has fueled the growth of Dri-Port Marine to become one of the most respected marine dealers in the Missouri area, and just one of the reasons they are deserving of Premier’s Service Excellence award.

About Premier Marine

Premier Marine Inc. is a manufacturer of luxury performance pontoon boats under the Premier brand. Premier Marine holds numerous patents and trademarks on manufacturing elements such as the Premier Ricochet Ladder System and the PTX™ performance package. The 30-year-old company sells its pontoons through boat dealers located throughout the United States and Canada. Premier Marine is headquartered in Big Lake, Minnesota and owned by Envision Company located in Elk River, Minnesota.


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