As a high-volume dealer, selling more boats each month than many dealers do in a year, TNM is able to offer “High Value” brands such as Monterey, Wellcraft, Starcraft, Bimini, South Bay and others at a value others simply can’t. Our business model is based on giving boaters more for less and because of our diverse product line, we have the perfect boat for almost every budget.
Top Notch Marine has been helping their clients “Live their Boating Dreams for Less” for over 30 years by leveraging huge buying power, offering service second to none, and providing impeccable attention to detail. This unwavering philosophy is the key to their huge success. Today, Top Notch Marine maintains three award winning facilities and are expanding to offer clients an ownership experience second to none.
In addition to the many dedicated boating enthusiasts who have come to trust and rely on Top Notch Marine, the company also provides expert technical service to clients like the US Coast Guard, NASA, the Sheriffs’ Department, and The United States Air Force.
“Focusing on the FUN has always been our primary goal. We help our customers experience all the joy only boating can provide,” said founder and president, Jim Sabia.
Jim’s love for boating began at a very young age. Growing up on Long Island, NY, he and his family enjoyed the fun of boating, fishing and camping all over the country. The dealerships you see today are a result of a lifelong dream, and many years of hard work. Having grown up around boats Jim decided early on that his love for boating and the outdoors would become his career and eventually, a major part of his life. “Fishing trips, family fun and RVing all over the USA, we really did it all. We had great fun, made friends and lots of great memories I will never forget.” says Sabia.
After his graduation from Florida Institute of Technology with an engineering degree, Jim began researching the recreational marketplace and found a value oriented dealership was needed along Florida’s Treasure and Space Coasts. With that insight he created his vision for Top Notch Marine and, with his father’s help and guidance, Top Notch Marine was born.
Sabia’s keen eye for ever changing market trends, and his close attention to evolving technologies, has allowed him to create multiple successful dealerships, both brick & mortar and virtual, serving worldwide customers and offering everything from new and used boats, RV’s, parts, service, boat trailers, consignments and more. In 2007 Top Notch opened its second location in Melbourne, FL and a third in Pompano Beach, FL in 2013. He also launched BoatTrailerOutlet.com in 2009 and maintains a dedicated staff just to keep up with online demand.
Their three locations total over 12 acres and feature full service & warranty centers, boat showrooms and parts and accessory shops that carry everything you could ever need or want for your boat.
Now, after 30 years and thousands of boats, Jim’s vision and business model has not only been embraced by the public, but copied by competitors. “Imitation surely is the sincerest form of flattery” says Jim “but if they were doing it right, they’d be as successful as we are!”
As the largest independent dealer in south Florida, and a leading dealer for each of its boat lines, clearly nobody is doing it as well.