Short’s Marine wins national awards

January 13, 2022

As Short’s Marine on Long Neck Road enters its 73rd year in business as a family-owned and -operated boat dealer, it is being recognized by Boating Industry magazine with two important awards.

The Editor’s Choice Award has been given for its longtime service to the boating community, while the magazine has again named the business one of the Top 100 Boat Dealers in North America.

“We are very fortunate,” said Don Short, president of Short’s Marine. “The only way to receive national awards is to have great people. Between our management team, our sales department, and our service and parts departments, we have some of the best people in the marine industry. I can’t say enough great things about them. Out of thousands of boat dealers, our employees have put us among the best. They have a lot to be proud of.”

The Top 100 award is based on a wide range of qualitative information that ultimately gives consumers a resource to find the best boat ownership experience, from boats, parts and accessories sales to service, storage and more.

“It’s based on everything we do. They looked at our entire operation and recognized us for our efforts. While we have received this award for quite a few years in a row, it still feels really good to get the call about the Top 100. It is a confirmation that we are doing things right. The Editor’s Choice designation caught us totally by surprise. It’s a really great way to start off the new year,” said Short.

Short’s Marine has been in business since 1949 and is on its fourth generation of family operation.

Find it at 32415 Long Neck Road in Long Neck and online at

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