Owner, GM – Regal & Nautique of Orlando

When it comes to watersports, no one is more passionate or knowledgeable than Jeff Husby, owner/GM of Regal and Nautique of Orlando (RNO).  Husby, who resides in Winter Park, has helped shape a viable water sports community in Central Florida, and the results have paid off by the boat load.

Husby launched his career in 1993 at Southeast Correct Craft. As its star salesman, he was totally immersed in the water sports culture. He worked hard, acquired a wealth of product knowledge and shared that expertise by serving hundreds of customers.  

In 2008, Husby took a leap of faith to start his own dealership with partners Marc Hooker and Bob Secrist. Known from the outset as the “hometown dealer,” Regal and Nautique of Orlando focuses on the two global brands which comprise its name, both of which are based and built in Orlando. Today, RNO also represents Moomba, Supreme and South Bay pontoons. 

From first year sales of $5M to its 2021 record-setting revenue of $40+M supported by a high-performance team of 26, Husby and his dealership continue to raise the bar.  

Under his leadership, RNO has emerged as a world class organization, earning impressive accolades. Most recently, RNO was named the #2 ranked dealer in North America in the Boating Industry Top 100. It consistently wins top global brand recognition for sales and service, coupled with a 2x designation as the nation’s #1 Best in Class Service Department named by Boating Industry magazine. In 2019, RNO won “Dealership of the Year” by the Water Sports Industry Association. For three consecutive years, it is counted among the “Top 10 Great Dealerships to Work for in North America” by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. RNO is distinguished as the only dealership in Florida to earn the National Marine Manufacturers of America CSI Award in both sales and service for Regal and Nautique. Husby himself was feted as a finalist in the Boating Industry BOLD MOVES roster which spotlights top marine industry leaders making a significant impact. 

And while some might drop anchor to bask in the wave of success, Husby doesn’t rest at idle. He’s cruising forward in major expansion mode including the construction of a state-of-the-art Nautique showroom in downtown Orlando, while also serving as president of the local marine trade association and juggling duties as President/ CEO for WaterSports Central, a six-location dealership group in Georgia and South Carolina.

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