Legend Boats continues to celebrate its designation as Company of the Year, honours the company received at The Bell Business excellence awards.
The award recognizes an organization in the private or public sector that has demonstrated significant business achievement, sustainable financial performance, outstanding growth and success, and has a significant impact on the areas economy.
It's a business that started out with two friends; Vic Duhamel and Carl Dewar, who opened a tire dealership called Duhamel & Dewar in Sudbury back in 1968. In 1970, they moved their business to Whitefish and expanded the business to sell recreational vehicles and boats.
Later, in 1986 the pair launched Legend Boats, which became their main business, focused on delivering the absolute best value in the marine industry and making it as easy as possible to get involved in boating.
Today, Legend Boats continues to pursue their mission to create memories, led by the next generation of managers, Marc Duhamel, Jamie Dewar and Jeff Duhamel. They grew up in the boating industry, mentored by their fathers Vic and Carl, and have always been involved in all facets of the business.
“Winning the award for company of the year is truly an honour” said Jamie Dewar, Legend Boats General Manager. “We have been very fortunate that our founders, our fathers, Victor Duhamel and Carl Dewar built such a solid foundation for us to build on. What started as a local tire shop over 45 years ago has evolved into Legend Boats, one of Canada’s largest boat brands, and we couldn’t be more proud and thankful for everything they have done to make that possible.”