R Marine Flagship Named Australasian Dealer of the Year

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The award-winning R Marine Flagship sales team (from left) Rob Donley, Suzie Eade, Murray McLeod, Andy Booth, Craig Torckler, Chelsea-Mae Wheeler, Sam Fenwick and Dean Horgan 

The award-winning R Marine Flagship sales team

Australian motor yacht builder Riviera has named its New Zealand representative, R Marine Flagship, as its 2020 Australasian Dealer of the Year.

The Auckland-based dealership picked up several awards from Riviera, including Service Excellence by a Dealership, Sales Excellence by a Dealership and Sales Excellence by an Individual, presented to Sam Fenwick.

With travel restrictions still in place, R Marine Flagship representatives were present via video link when the awards were announced at Riviera’s Gold Coast headquarters.

During the ceremony, R Marine’s Dean Horgan paid tribute to his entire team of more than 30 marine professionals. “They absolutely delivered this year, commencing the year with the record raft-up which was a massive undertaking where they spent a lot of their own time assembling the largest gathering of Riviera motor yachts ever.

” All of our team are incredibly passionate about sharing their vast knowledge and thoroughly enjoy coaching and training many of our owners on boat handling, onboard systems and navigations over the course of the year.”

Ben Crawley (from left) dealer principal of R Marine Crawley with Travis Edney presented with the Riviera Service Excellence by an Individual award by Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst.

R Marine Flagship staged the largest ever Riviera raft-up in February, comprising 106 Riviera motor yachts gathered on Awaawaroa Bay to create a massive circle measuring 234m in diameter. The mammoth gathering beat the previous record of 48 Riviera motor yachts set in Western Australia in 2017.

Meanwhile, the Service Excellence by an Individual Award went to Travis Edney, director of R Marine Crawley’s Service Centre based at Runaway Bay on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst praised the winners of this year’s Australasian awards. “These awards recognise the performance of our dealer representatives in enhancing the Riviera experience for our motor yacht owners, especially this year when they have all done so in the face of new challenges,” he said.

“Dean Horgan and his team at R Marine Flagship are to be congratulated for their achievements this year.

“The individual efforts of Sam Fenwick in sales at R Marine Flagship and of Travis Edney in service at R Marine Crawley also pay tribute to the many people who perform key roles throughout our dealership network to deliver the highest level of care and support for our motor yacht owners.”

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