Case Study: Boat Farm - Hinton, IA

Tia Robinson | 10/17/2018




The team at Boat Farm wanted to upgrade their website to one that felt more like their dealership’s culture and generated more boat leads for their sales team year-round.  They had a cookie-cutter website that was hosted by a large, well-known marine website provider, but Marketing Director, Amber Dunne, wanted to have something that was easier to maintain and that created more sales opportunities for the dealership.


As a marine-only dealership in Iowa, it’s critical to The Boat Farm that every dollar they spend generates them quantifiable ROI.  Like most dealers, they don’t have the time or money to waste on shiny bells and whistles that turn out to be smoke and mirrors. Like the brands they sell, they expect to get the best product and service for their investment.


By changing website providers from a very popular marine website platform to a new website platform was a leap of faith for Amber and Owner, Kirk Kohls. But, once they saw the improved inventory management system, the mobile app available for real-time updates, and the full accessibility to making updates to their own website with Firestorm Websites, they were ready to try something new. 

Amber worked closely with the PSM team to create a completely custom website (complete with a new logo design also).  The Firestorm Website platform allowed Amber to have full creative liberty with the look & feel of their new site while maintaining some of the proven best practices that are associated only with the Firestorm Website platform.  



The results are what most Firestorm Websites clients are discovering…incredible!  The new Boat Farm website ( launched at the end of July 2018.  In one month, they generated more leads than they had generated with their previous website over a seven month period.  That’s not a typo.  You read that correctly. In one month, the new Boat Farm website generated 44 leads, which is more than their previous website had generated from December – June combined.  

In addition to the incredible increase in leads, the site creates a great user experience, has the look & feel that is unique to the Boat Farm dealership, and makes adding/updating the inventory fast and easy.  Having their inventory updated in real-time with actual images of the boats in stock and a clear, singular call-to-action drives responses by creating an emotional response in website visitors, and ultimately leads to an increase in leads for the dealership year-round.

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