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Cooee Bay Marine joins the Yamaha family

YAMAHA Marine is proud to announce the opening of the latest Yamaha-authorised, Queensland-based WaveRunner and outboard dealer, Cooee Bay Marine.

Family owned and operated by owner Brad Welsh and wife Natalie, Cooee Bay Marine has a steep history in the area, serving the personal watercraft and boating market in central Queensland since 1974. Originally managed by husband and wife team Vince and Leslie Welsh, Cooee Bay has seen many changes in its 40-plus year history.

Starting out as a Yamaha-authorised motorcycle and outboard dealer, son Brad now oversees the day-to-day operation of the dealership as the business transitions to the next generation. Going from strength to strength, Cooee Bay recently re-established its relationship with Yamaha by taking on both the Yamaha WaveRunner and Yamaha outboard product lines.

“Yamaha’s legendary product reliability and comprehensive business support is what brought us back to the Yamaha fold,” Brad said. “We have never experienced the level of backing and assistance that is now available to us, and when we combine this with our existing relationship with Quintrex, we are able to offer our customers the best of the best when it comes to complete boat and repower packages. We also recently introduced a fully mobile mechanical workshop to provide on-site repairs to the growing local marina and to meet the increased business we expect to see from taking on the industry’s leading outboard brand.”

A keen and passionate supporter of the local personal watercraft community, Brad is also a proud ambassador for the annual Yamaha Variety Jet Trek, which raises funds for Aussie kids in need. For more information regarding Cooee Bay Marine, visit

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