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Fish Tale Boats, the premier Southwest Florida boat dealer, has won a unique hat trick of awards in the marine industry. As a result of their success, they have garnered the accolades of #1 Robalo Dealer, #1 Robalo Salesman, and #1 Combined Robalo/Chaparral Dealer. This recognition further cements Fish Tale Boats’ role as a world leader with the Robalo and Chaparral brands.


#1 Robalo Dealer: Leading the Global Marine Industry

Fish Tale Boats has maintained its position as the #1 Robalo Dealer for the fifth consecutive year, a feat that should make waves across the marine industry worldwide. Fish Tale Boats has continuously shown its dedication to providing the finest Robalo vessels, and their industry-leading sales volume year after year further underlines that dedication.


#1 Combined Robalo and Chaparral Dealer in the World

In addition to their #1 Robalo Dealer accolade, Fish Tale Boats has garnered further acclaim by achieving the distinguished position of being the #1 Combined Robalo and Chaparral Dealer. Their first time holding this particular distinction, this success demonstrates Fish Tale Boats’ impressive ability as a dealer to be an industry leader with not just one, but multiple different premium brands.


#1 Robalo Salesman – David Russo: Expert Sales Associate/ Yacht Broker

On top of the dealership’s successes, Fish Tale Boats is celebrating David Russo’s extraordinary contributions to the company. David has achieved a rare feat in the marine sales industry by earning the title of #1 Robalo Salesman worldwide.

Joe Pegg, Sales Director at Robalo, praised Russo’s work by saying, “This award shines a spotlight on David’s outstanding talent and ability for connecting with customers, and his profound knowledge of our products. His commitment to helping customers discover their perfect Robalo boat exemplifies Fish Tale Boats’ dedication to delivering the highest quality products and services.”

As the sole dealer to capture this remarkable “triple crown” of accolades, Travis Fricke, Vice President of Operations for Fish Tale, remarked, “Our success is rooted in our steadfast commitment to delivering top-notch service and a boating lifestyle that resonates with our customers.”

The Fricke family has owned and operated Fish Tale Boats in Southwest Florida for more than 20 years. Fish Tale Boats has locations at 15581 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, 2540 Davis Blvd. in Naples, and Bonita Bay Marina in Bonita Springs, all of which are active for sales. The Fort Myers location also has an extensive service center that can handle any maintenance or repair required.

Founded in 1969, Robalo is a premium-quality line of outboard-powered bay boats, center console, dual console, and walkaround cabin-style sport fishing boats. Robalo boats, part of publicly traded Marine Products Corp., are among the most popular boats of their class internationally. Robalo is the second-largest manufacturer of outboard boats in lengths from 16 to 31 feet in the U.S.

Southwest Florida is a boater’s paradise and Robalo’s boats are especially well-suited to these local waters. In particular, Fricke says excitement is building for sales of the new Robalo R270. You can customize your Robalo here.

For more information about Robalo or Chaparral boats from Fish Tale Boats, visit www.fishtale.com or call 239-309-2653.


About Fish Tale Boats

Owned by the Fricke family for more than 20 years, Fish Tale Boats has been ranked among the top dealerships in the country by respected boat builders such as Robalo, Chaparral, Grady-White, and Premier Pontoons. You can visit their locations at 15581 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, 2540 Davis Blvd. in Naples, and Bonita Bay Marina in Bonita Springs. For more information, visit www.fishtale.com or call 239-309-2653.