|(Longboat Key, FL) Today is a good day for Captain Mike Adams, a member of the Sales team at Cannons Marina. In fact, it’s a good year! For his outstanding sales, Mike Adams has just been named the 2013 Salesperson of the Year from Jupiter Marine of Palmetto, Florida, the maker of Jupiter boats. The national award is based on the number of Jupiter boats sold by Mike Adams and Cannons Marina in the 2013 model year.
Cannons Marina co-owner, David Miller, is extremely proud of Adams. “When I hired Mike, I knew he had the great potential as a salesperson. He’s a true asset to our team!” Cannons co-owner, Lucile Miller agrees that when Mike came on board two years ago, he brought in a new energy. “When he joined our team, we welcomed the new blood. He has a degree of professionalism that aligns with our values at Cannons. When that happens, it’s the perfect relationship.”
In 2011, Cannons Marina added Jupiter boats to their lineup, and also hired Mike Adams. Both have proven to be a winning combination because in 2013, Cannons Marina was also named one of the top three dealerships for Jupiter Marine. Todd Albrecht, Jupiter Marine’s VP of Sales, is also positive about giving Mike the Salesperson of the Year award, “As a salesperson, what really separates Mike apart from others is that customers trust and feel comfortable with him. When he’s with a customer, he never starts the conversation with a sale. He gets to know them, finds out what their intended use for the boat is and where they want to go in it, so he can make sure he finds the right boat for them.”
Mike Adams is honored by receiving the award. “It feels great. I am very honored and humbled at the same time. It’s a lot of hard work but it’s wonderful to be recognized and appreciated by Carl [Carl Herndon, owner of Jupiter Marine] and Carisa [Carisa Albrecht, Executive Vice President of Jupiter Marine] and the entire Jupiter family.
One reason Mike may be so successful with Jupiter is because he feels passionately about the product. “I think my belief in the product comes across. I enjoy explaining why they [Jupiter] do things differently and why they do things better.”
One Mike enjoys about Jupiter is the fact that they have a customization process where upon purchase; owners are welcomed to customize their boat to their likings. “I really enjoy the custom build process and managing the process from the customer’s side,” says Mike. It’s an intimate relationship that gets formed with the customer and with the people at Jupiter. You’re taking a boat from the initial concept and building it to the exact specifications – on time and on budget.”
Todd Albrecht from Jupiter agrees that Mike plays an important role during boat building. “Mike has seamlessly guided so many customers through the customization process and he has been an important contributor to some amazing boats. He’s not in this to close one particular sale; he’s in it to have a customer for life.”
David and Lucile Miller of Cannons want to give their thanks and congratulations to Mike Adams upon this distinguished honor. Lucy sums it up nicely. “Mike is an awesome guy. Not only is he great at sales, he’s a captain and he knows the product intimately and the performance intimately. He’s a passionate fisherman; he’s a captain and a passionate boater and that differentiates him from others. We’re lucky to have him on our team.” Even though David is proud of Mike’s work, he’s looking to the future to see more good things to come. “Mike’s a true asset,” David pauses a moment and finishes with, “But I expect him to be number one again next year, so he’s got a big job ahead of him!”
Cannons Marina is a boat dealership located at 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, Florida. We serve the Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa Bay area and specialize in new and used boat sales, rental boats and Yamaha motors. Cannons Marina added Jupiter to its lineup in 2011 and is currently one of Jupiter Marine’s top three dealers. Cannons has also won Grady-White Admiral’s Circle Award fourteen years in a row, is a Five-Star Certified Service Dealer for Yamaha’s Outboard Motors and one of Boating Industry magazine “Top 100 Boat Dealers.”
For more information, please visit http://www.cannons.com/.
Cannons Marina | 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL, 34228 | 941.383.1311