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Another Big Year For Legend Boats: 2016 Recap

This has been exciting, challenging, fast paced and all around wonderful year for Legend Boats.  It was a year of growth, expansion and award winning (not to brag or anything)!  We kicked off the year with the Toronto International Boat Show, where our award winning booth was bigger and better than ever and we made record breaking sales. 

We also launched our Legend Boats Careers Page from our website, which includes unique, quirky job ads and lots of great info about the perks of working at Legend.  Speaking of which, in March we held a Quarterly Meeting and Survivor Team Event, which included a memory game, launching snowballs at our bosses, eating gross foods, an interesting game that we called Swing yo Balls, and of course, an epic round of paintball.  

We also recently did a Mannequin Challenge in the new facility, it turned out awesome! A real crowd pleaser, if you will. Check it out here: 

 

  

In July, we opened the doors on the newest addition to our corporate facilities with our new Ste Marthe sur le Lac building near Montreal.  The property was once owned by a Legend Boats dealer and was just the perfect spot for a corporate facility.  It was bought, revamped, staffed and opened all within a few months! It was one heck of a feat but we did it and its been running smoothly ever since. 
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A little later in the year we finally opened the doors on our brand new, state of the art Legend Boats Headquarters facility in Whitefish.  This new building houses all departments in open work areas, with collaborative meeting rooms, team lounges and even an employee gym! With some small growing pains, we were able to figure out how to work together in our new environments with new dynamics and honestly, it's been awesome!  We're growing and expanding and we couldn't be happier. Stay tuned for the Grand Opening of this building in the new year!
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Our staff has also grown considerably over the year, with the addition of the Montreal team and the need for more people at Headquarters and with a bit of restructuring at the Barrie location.  We've also grown our staff in regards to their skill set by sending them to all sorts of training conferences over the course of the year, like Dreamforce in San Fransisco, Inbound Marketing Conference in Boston, the Marine Dealers Conference and Expo in Orlando, Design Thinkers Conference in Toronto and a few other locally run training programs, like Management training through DiBrina Sure Group and SAL Insurance training through Industrial Alliance
 
Lastly, and this is the part where we're bragging, but we've won some pretty prestigious awards this year!  
  • Ontario Business Association Award for SME Excellence

  • Top 100 dealer in North America from the MRAA

  • 2016 Boating Business Employer of Choice Award for “Marine Business” Category (we're very proud of this one!)
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Along with everything else, Legend Boats also launched 2 new Fish and Ski boat series, the X and F Series. In addition to this, our line of Splash pontoons received an added "splash" of innovation with the all knew Converta-Bed! 
 
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With all of this success, you'd think we were finished right? Absolutely not! This is just the beginning and next year is set to be even more amazing...but more on that later. In the mean time, we want to thank all of you, our customers, our staff, our dealer network, and our partners. We would not have achieved so much of our success without any one of you. Keep pushing us to innovate and most of all, to have fun doing what we are doing, which is working hard to help you create the memories that will last forever.
 
Have a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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