Monday, March 2, 2009

Bake's Marine Celebrates 20 Years with Malibu Boats

These paragraphs were taken from the People section of the February Malibu Boats E-newsletter.

On the opening day of The Big Seattle Boat Show, Malibu Boats surprised Bill Baker, owner of Bake’s Marine, with an award, a jacket and a gathering commemorating his 20 years as a Malibu Boats dealer. One of Malibu’s top-ten dealers in sales, Bake’s Marine is more than a business partner to the World’s #1 selling towboat manufacturer. Bill Baker and the entire crew at Bake’s Marine are part of the Malibu Boats Family and this honor reflected that level of respect.

“I really felt honored to get the award and I was totally surprised,” Baker admitted.

Baker had no idea Mark Gibbs, Malibu Boats Northwestern Regional Sales Manager, helped coordinate the special event for him. The Bake’s Marine boat show booth was busting with Malibu boat owners, boat dealers, industry reps, Bake’s employees and representatives from the National Marine Trade Assoc. (NMTA). Michael Campbell, President of the NMTA, made a very moving speech about Baker. Campbell has known Baker for years and did a great job congratulating him. Gibbs also made a short speech and presented Baker with a leather jacket and custom trophy from Malibu Boats. Mike Sanchez, Malibu Boats Warranty and Customer Service Director, also flew in for the ceremony. The crowd cheered Bake’s Marine and toasted champagne to commemorate the milestone.

Read the entire Bake's Marine 20-year article by visiting the February Malibu Boats E-newsletter.

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