NMMA Recognizes 46 Boat and Engine Manufacturers

February 11, 2016

Yachting Journal

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)  announced 46 recipients of the 2015 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show  in Miami.

The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Award recipients achieved and maintained an independently-measured standard of excellence of 90 percent or higher in customer satisfaction over the past program year, based on information provided by customers purchasing a new boat or engine during the period between April 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.


Starting with 2016, the program year will follow the calendar year, with the annual award recipient announcement to be held during the Miami International Boat Show.  The 2015 announcement also introduces Jet Boats as a new category for award recognition.

Participating manufacturers must survey all new boat buyers during this period. For this reporting period, the program surveyed nearly 67,000 customers.

“Measuring our customer’s satisfaction lets us know more about what they are thinking, what they are saying, and allows us to learn and adapt, ultimately reaching a point where we have truly earned their praise.” notes Robert Newsome, vice president of engineering standards for NMMA.  “We congratulate these 46 manufacturers for their commitment to their customers and creating exceptional boat ownership experiences.”

The following companies were honored with 2015 CSI Awards for their efforts to increase customer satisfaction levels in the boating industry:

AVALON/TAHOE: Pontoon Boats
BENETEAU USA: Sailboats, Inboard Express Cruisers, Motor Yachts & Trawlers
BOSTON WHALER: Fiberglass Outboard Boats
CHAPARRAL BOATS: Deck Boats, Fiberglass Outboard Boats, Jet Boats, Sterndrive Bowrider Boats, Sterndrive Cuddy and Express
CHRIS CRAFT: Sterndrive Bowrider Boats
COBIA: Fiberglass Outboard Boats
CRESTLINER BOATS:  Aluminum Outboards Boats
CYPRESS CAY: Pontoon Boats
FORMULA: Inboard Express Cruisers, Sterndrive Bowrider Boats
G3: Pontoon Boats, Aluminum Outboards Boats
GODFREY: Pontoon Boats
GRADY WHITE BOATS: Fiberglass Outboard Boats
HARRIS: Pontoon Boats
HONDA MARINE: Outboard Engines
INDMAR: Inboard Engines
LARSON BOATS: Fiberglass Outboard Boats, Sterndrive Bowrider Boats
LUND BOATS: Aluminum Outboards Boats
MAKO: Fiberglass Outboard Boats
MALIBU: Inboard Watersports Boats
MANITOU: Pontoon Boats
MASTERCRAFT: Inboard Watersports Boats
MERCURY: Outboard Engines
MONTEREY BOATS: Sterndrive Bowrider Boats, Sterndrive Cuddy and Express Boats
MOOMBA: Inboard Watersports Boats
NAUTIQUE: Inboard Watersports Boats
NITRO BOATS: Fiberglass Outboard Boats
PATHFINDER: Fiberglass Outboard Boats
PURSUIT BOATS: Fiberglass Outboard Boats
REGAL MARINE: Inboard Express Cruisers, Sterndrive Bowrider Boats
REGENCY: Pontoon Boats
REGULATOR: Fiberglass Outboard Boats
ROBALO BOATS: Fiberglass Outboard Boats
SEA RAY BOATS: Deck Boats, Fiberglass Outboard Boats, Inboard Express Cruisers, Sterndrive Bowrider Boats, Sterndrive Cuddy and Express
SKEETER: Fiberglass Bass Boats
SUNTRACKER: Pontoon Boats
SUPRA: Inboard Watersports Boats
SUZUKI: Outboard Engines
TAHOE: Deck Boats
TIARA YACHTS: Inboard Express Cruisers, Flybridge Sedans/Convertibles
TIGE: Inboard Watersports Boats
TRACKER: Aluminum Outboard Boats
VOLVO/PENTA: Sterndrive Engines
YAMAHA: Outboard Engines

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