The Legendary Story

Since 1972, Peter Bos, the visionary behind the Legendary, Inc., companies, has exceeded expectations and set new benchmarks of quality in the Southeast. As the developer of some of the largest and most prestigious resorts in Florida, the Legendary name is synonymous with full-service hospitality and outstanding real estate developments including residential, retail, resort hotel and office projects along the Emerald Coast. Together, with the Legendary team, they lead the Legendary brand of quality and exceptional service to new heights.

Timeline

2013
Best of the Emerald Coast for Boat Sales and Service — EC Magazine
Finest Boat Sales & Service — Northwest Florida Daily News
Pursuit #1 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Formula Highest Honor for Customer Satisfaction — Nationwide
Formula Outstanding Sales in Excess of $2,500,000
Century #2 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Proline — Top 10 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Chaparral — Number Two Dealer in the United States
Robalo — Top Ten Dealer in the United States

2012
North American Dealer of the Year — Boating Industry Top 100 Dealers
Best In Destin — Destin Magazine
Regional CSI Award — Cobalt Boats
Outstanding Customer Service — Cobalt Boats
Best of the Emerald Coast for Boat Sales and Service — EC Magazine
Finest Boat Sales & Service — Northwest Florida Daily News
Boating Industry Magazine Top 100 Dealers
Sea Hunt #1 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide

2011
Best of the Emerald Coast for Boat Sales and Service — EC Magazine
Finest Boat Sales & Service — Northwest Florida Daily News
Boating Industry Magazine Top 100 Dealers (Ranked #16)
Boating Industry Magazine — Most Improved Dealer Nationwide
Sea Hunt #1 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
#2 Everglades Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Rookie of the Year — Cobalt Boats
Marine Industry Dealer Five Star Certification
Top 10 Dealer — Sales — Four Winns
Clean Marina Certification

2010
Best of the Emerald Coast for Boat Sales and Service — EC Magazine
Best of the Emerald Coast for Boating Experience — EC Magazine
Boating Industry Magazine Top 100 Dealers Clean Marina Certification

2009
Best of the Emerald Coast for Boat Sales and Service — EC Magazine
Best of the Emerald Coast for Boating Experience — EC Magazine
Boating Industry Magazine Top 100 Dealers
Sea Hunt #2 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Clean Marina Certification

2008
Best of the Emerald Coast for Best Sales and Service — EC Magazines
Boating Industry Magazine Top 100 Dealers
Everglades Rookie of the Year — Sales — Nationwide
Everglade #2 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Chaparral #3 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Pursuit #3 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Century# 2 Dealer — Sales — Global
Boating Industry Certified Dealership — Destin, FL
Clean Marina Certification

2007
Best of the Emerald Coast for Best Boating Experience
Century #1 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Pursuit #3 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Chaparral — #3 Largest in the United States
Boating Industry Magazine — Top 100 Dealers
Boat & Motor Dealer Magazine “Dealer of the Year”
Clean Marina Certification
National Website Award — Boats.com — 
NMMA Marine Industry Web Award in 2008 for Best Dealer/Broker website

2006
Boating Industry Magazine — Top 100 Dealers
Marine Industry Dealer Certification
Robalo #6 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Century #2 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Formula Highest Honor, Customer Satisfaction — Nationwide
Chaparral #3 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Best of the Emerald Coast for Customer Service — EC Magazine
Pursuit #1 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Fountain  #3 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Clean Marina Certification

2005
Best of the Emerald Coast for Sales & Service — EC Magazine
Pursuit  #1 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Century #2 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Chaparral #3 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Robalo Top 10 Sales — Nationwide
Fountain # 5 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Luhrs #3 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Luhrs Top CSI, Customer Satisfaction — Nationwide
Proline Top 10 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Nautic Star Top 10 Dealer — Sales — Nationwide
Boating Industry Magazine — Top 100 Dealers

 

 

2007 — Legendary’s Harbor front condominium, Emerald Grande, celebrates it’s grand opening in June with Legendary Resorts providing hospitality services. New Orleans icon restaurant, Commander’s Palace announces plan to open at HarborWalk Village in Summer 2008, along with Pat O’Brien’s, Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris, Water Grill and more exciting retail tenants. Legendary Yacht Club initiates the sale of dry storage boat slips with 5 star amenities such as member only pool, restaurant, fitness club and reciprocal use of other YCOA locations in Key West, Bahamas and more. Numerous Legendary companies including Legendary Realty, Tony’s Ristorante, Rutherfords 465, Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club, Destin Commons and Legendary Marine & Marina receive prestigious Best of the Emerald Coast awards.

2006 — More than 400 owners, realtors and guests celebrate the opening of the Grande Vista Level, which stands 63 feet above the harbor. Legendary, Inc., sponsors Outlook ’06, a forum on the trends and future of the Emerald Coast tourism and property market. Speakers included nationally recognized real estate experts, Barbara Corcoran and Diane Durkin. Legendary, Inc. honored with Best of the Emerald Coast Corporate Citizen Award from Emerald Coast Magazine readers.

2005 — Emerald Grande becomes the most successful fractional resort ever launched with the highest sales volume on record. Emerald Grande breaks ground and the growth of HarborWalk Village continues. Legendary Marina grows to four locations with its new opening in Panama City, and is ranked in the top 100 of 2005 by Boating Industry Magazine. Jet Ultra Lounge opens with a record-breaking New Year’s Eve celebration.

2004 — Legendary Marina expands and marine artist Wyland adds to Whaling Wall 88, making it the World’s Largest Mural. Legendary Marine grows to be the market leader for boat sales and service with operations in Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

2003 — Destin Commons opens. This lifestyle retail shopping center becomes the place to shop, dine and a great source of civic pride. Legendary begins operations in the retail sector, including Distinctively Destin, Nautical Treasures and Crab Island Convenience.

2002 — Rik Bos joins Legendary after spending time in the private funds industry following graduation from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 2000. Legendary Marina is selected by international marine artist Wyland, to paint Whaling Wall 88 for his worldwide arts in education campaign. Legendary Marine continues to expand beyond Destin to Gulf Shores, Alabama.

2001 — Legendary Marine opens in Destin to include sales and service operations of premier boat brands such as Chaparal, Prusuit, Luhrs and Formula.

2000 — Legendary expands its restaurant operations to include Rutherford’s 465 and Tony’s Ristorante

1999 — Legendary joint ventures Destin Commons with Turnberry Associates, a nationally recognized shopping center and resort residential developer from Aventura, Florida.

1991–1998 — The Legendary family of companies continues to grow with acquisitions of property and developments, including Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club, HarborWalk, Legendary Marina, Harry T’s Boathouse, Legendary Builders, Legendary Realty and Legacy on the Bay Apartments. The vision for Destin Commons is initiated in 1995.

1985–1991 — Peter Bos sells Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort to form Legendary and launches additional Legendary companies.

1981 — Acquires 100% ownership of Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort and expands master plan and land acquisition to its current size of more than 2,400 acres.

1979 — Acquires an interest in Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort and assumes management, planning and development responsibility to more than double the resort’s master plan.

1976–1978 — Peter Bos continues to expand his real estate holdings and development with communities like Lake Mandarin; L’Atrium; The Plantation in Jacksonville; and The Hyatt Key West. A custom home building company on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is also formed.

1975 — Bos & Associates is formed and later becomes Bos Group, a development and consulting company.

1972 — Peter Bos makes his first of many visits to Destin while searching for development opportunities along the North Gulf Coast. On the first visit he inquires about purchasing the property on which HarborWalk Village will be built. This commences the 34-year vision for what Peter refers to as ‘the singularly most beautiful piece of property he has ever seen anywhere.’

1969 — Peter Bos begins his real estate career working for a Jacksonville developer on large country club communities like Inverness in Birmingham Stone Bridge in Memphis Baymeadows in Jacksonville and condominium and rental apartment communities throughout Florida.

1968 — Peter Bos graduates from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, moves to Tampa and begins his career in the Hospitality Industry at Busch Gardens.