- Inc. 5000 awarded POP Yachts a spot on their list of fastest growing, private companies for 2015.
- POP Yachts is ranked #1602, which puts us in the top 1/3 of the list.
- Only the best companies in the world make this list.
Scott McNally (Founder/CEO) states "POP Yachts is very proud to achieve recognition as number 1602 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies! This recognition is a testament to all of the hard work and dedication of our amazing staff. Not many companies have been able to achieve the amazing growth that POP Yachts has achieved. We believe with our unique business model, superior software, and soon the launch into RV brokerage, we will continue our amazing growth well into the future."
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David Perkins (President/CFO) stated "We've done all this without ever borrowing a dime, so we have no debt or receivables whatsoever. It's truly a remarkable accomplishment and I'm proud to be able to work with such a great group of talented people that together have made it all happen."
About POP Yachts
POP, standing for Paid On Performance, was founded in August 2009 as a vision to create a dynamic, one of a kind boat brokerage. A brokerage that would offer sellers something they had never been given before, the right to sell their boat on their own, without paying a commission. Over the past few years, our vision has changed to becoming the largest boat and yacht brokerage in the world. We are achieving those goals by utilizing our superior technology and advanced marketing techniques. We also believe that having best-in-class customer service is a key ingredient that many companies continue to overlook.
According to David, "With the leadership team we have in place, the model we have built our business around, the systems and methods we have developed that give us a tremendous edge over our competition, and most importantly, our people, that ultimately give their best each and every day, we have become the largest boat brokerage in the world in a relatively short period of time."
The internet has transformed the way we do business, taking away that face to face interaction and replacing it with ultra-fast communication. This can be a good thing, however it takes away from some of the traditional ways we are used to doing business like a handshake and a smile. We worked very hard to find that perfect balance with our customers. We came up with a system that keeps the traditional customer service principles (such as building a solid relationship with the customer, earning their trust, adding value, customer qualification, etc.), but going about it in a different way. Due to the system we have created, we are able to provide our customers with ultra-fast communication, giving them the follow-up they need, and fully answering all their questions with the click of a button.
When asked where the company will be in ten years, Nick Owens, Director of IT and Marketing stated, "At POP Yachts, we're best known for being a broker of smaller boats, typically those under 35 feet. Ten years from now, I think that reputation will have changed considerably. We have our sights set on being the largest broker in the world across all segments, not just the smaller markets. We all love center consoles and bass boats, but it's hard not to love a nice, big Hatteras!"
At POP Yachts, a lot of training goes in to making our sales associates the best of the best. We want to make sure each associate is trained in all the various techniques we use, so they can excel at this new way of selling. We live in a world that is constantly changing and we believe, with our focus on instant communication, understanding the new sales techniques and amazing proprietary software, we will succeed.
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