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Dealer Week Amplified After Adding Four New Education Champions

Updated: Jun 13, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS — June 3 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is excited to announce the addition of four marine manufacturers as Education Champions.

At the second-highest level of MRAA membership, Education Champions fuel the educational programming that the MRAA delivers to its members in a year-round sponsorship program. These partners are essential to Dealer Week’s success. The commitment of our Education Champions allow MRAA to attain powerful speakers and educational programming during Dealer Week.

Elite Recreational Finance

“Elite is proud to partner and support the MRAA to further its mission in educating marine dealerships so they have best in class sales, service, finance and management practices,” said Jimmy Delegro, President of Elite Recreational Finance.

Elite Recreational Finance at Dealer Week 2021

Elite Recreational Finance helps dealers, lenders and manufacturers maximize deliveries, increase profits, alleviate stress and reduce costs. Elite finances new, used, consignments, rentals, boat clubs, charters and dealership equipment. Dealer Portals, Soft-Pull Qualifying, Customized Credit App and Analytics available 24/7 through EMS. IT solutions; prequalified leads, automated underwriting, multi-program integration.

700Credit, LLC.

700Credit, LLC. at Dealer Week 2021

“We are honored to be an educational asset for the MRAA organization,” said Ken Hill, Managing Director of 700Credit. “Through the years, 700Credit has been committed to providing relevant and valuable educational content to our dealership customer base and are excited to extend our commitment to marine dealers. Ensuring our dealers are up to date and informed regarding the latest regulations and requirements is one of our key focal points.”

700Credit, LLC. is the largest provider of credit reports, compliance and soft pull products to automotive, marine, powersports and RV dealers. Our offerings include credit reports, prescreen and pre-qualification platforms, compliance training platform, Safeguards Rule training, OFAC compliance, Red Flag solutions, MLA, Synthetic ID Fraud Detection, Identity and Driver’s License Verification, score disclosure notices, adverse action notices and more.

MRAA is excited to welcome to their very first year at Dealer Week this upcoming December!

“ aims to be a partner for dealers providing both marketing solutions and educational resources to support their business,” says Lori Stacy, CEO of Trader Interactive, the parent company of “Partnering with MRAA through the Education Championship program allows us to share information that will expand knowledge of the industry and keep dealers competitive in the marketplace.” connects buyers with their ideal vessel and launches them into their next adventure. The website was intentionally built based on the shopping preferences of the millions of users who browse for recreational and powersports vehicles.

Global Marine Insurance

Global Marine Insurance connecting with a dealer at Dealer Week 2021

“As a long time MRAA partner and sponsor, Global Marine Insurance is proud to continue our support as Education Champions” said Matt Anderson, President of Global Marine Insurance. “Those marine dealerships who take advantage of the educational programming at the MRAA, invest in themselves, which leads to a first-class dealership and long-term success.”

Global Marine Insurance has been providing yacht insurance, boat insurance, and marine business insurance solutions since 1989. Your customers will benefit from MRAA Preferred Repair Deductible (50% off), Agreed Value, Extended Parts Replacement, Repair Guarantee, Hurricane Haul Out, Rental Reimbursement, Increased Limits for Medical Payments, Personal Effects & Towing available, and Wreck Removal and more.

MRAA is excited about the impact these four Education Champions will make on Dealer Week 2022. They genuinely want to see all dealerships succeed by helping to provide top of the line education and resources. Dealer Week 2022 will truly be amplified by their contributions.

About the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the retail organizations that interact with the boaters in their community must thrive. With that in mind, MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those retailers, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, visit or contact us at 763-315-8043.

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