FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2021) — For the third year in a row, Southwest Florida-based Fish Tale Boats was named the top dealer for Robalo boats, beating more than 200 dealers worldwide.
“Fish Tale Boats is a best-in-class dealership that has an amazing team dedicated to quality service,” says Ann Baldree, senior vice president with Robalo. “We are honored to have Fish Tale Boats represent Robalo in Southwest Florida.”
The Fricke family has owned and operated Fish Tale Boats in Southwest Florida for more than 20 years. The company sells and services boats on-site and from its locations at 15581 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, 2540 Davis Blvd. in Naples, and Bonita Bay Marina in Bonita Springs.
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 the U.S. with lengths ranging from 18 to 36 feet.
Fish Tale reported its sales of Robalo boats rose nearly 50% for the year ending in the first quarter. “The marine industry has seen its share of obstacles during the pandemic, but these results show how well we’ve adapted in one of the most challenging years in memory,” says Travis Fricke, vice president of operations for Fish Tale. “The key to our success continues to be retaining the best team members in the industry who have helped us overcome the inventory challenges and strong demand.”
Southwest Florida is a boater’s paradise and Robalo’s boats are especially well-suited to these local waters. In particular, Fricke says buyers are especially excited by the biggest boat in the line, the Robalo R360, which will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Oct. 27-31. You can see a video of the boat here www.robalo.com/models/R360.
For more information about 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 from respected boat builders such as Chaparral, Grady-White, and Robalo. The company services Southwest Florida boats from its 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.