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Skipper Bud’s renews at the Retail Premium level

Thursday, October 17, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Geatz
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MINNEAPOLIS — Skipper Bud’s, one of the largest dealership and marina companies in the marine industry, has renewed its membership with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas at the highest level for a marine retailer.

"We’re happy to continue our support of the MRAA,” says Mike Pretasky Jr., President of Skipper Bud’s. "It’s a great benefit to be affiliated with so many dealerships throughout the country and to have one entity representing our needs and providing us with benefits and resources that make our businesses stronger.”

A family owned and operated business for over 40 years Skipper Bud’s is a trusted brand and business when it comes to serving boaters. With locations spanning across eight different states, it is headquartered out of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.

"As an industry leading dealership, Skipper Bud’s continues to demonstrate the leadership qualities our industry needs in order to expand and evolve,” says Matt Gruhn, President of the MRAA. "Supporting the MRAA at the Retail Premium Membership level speaks to its perspective toward that idea, and we are proud to have the opportunity to call Skipper Bud’s a member.”

About Marine Retailers Association of the Americas

At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the companies that interact with the boater in their community must thrive. Those businesses determine the boater’s experience and are the leading factor in the industry’s success. The MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those businesses, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, visit