STUART – The Independent Boat Builders Incorporated (IBBI) recently awarded its suppliers during the annual Purchasing Meeting and Vendor Expo conference in St. Louis.

Lenco Marine received their supplier of the year award for the third consecutive year.

Richard DeVito, President of Lenco Marine, Inc. says, “This award is not one to be taken lightly. The fact that the top boat builders in the country voted on such things as: Product Quality, Delivery, Customer Service, Warranty/Returns, Accurate Invoicing and Technical Service means this is an all-encompassing award. The IBBI is the number one buying group in the country and we are among a group of extraordinary peer suppliers which makes this a much esteemed honor. I’m beyond proud of our Lenco team for consistently meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers.”

IBBI has been in business for just over 25 years and was originally founded by a group of independent, recreational boat builders to negotiate with suppliers on their behalf. Today, IBBI is the largest group of boat builders, with 21 members in multiple locations.

Founded in 1986, Lenco Marine, Inc. manufactures trim tabs, electric actuators, hatch lifts, switches and the new Auto Glide Boat Leveling System. See

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