QUINTREX dealers can be found all over the country from each of the major metropolitan cities to every major rural town.
It is a privilege to be a Quintrex dealer, it is an honour to be the best among your peers. The criteria to win an award is around the growth and sustainability of each business. Specifically, there are ten quantifiable pieces of criteria that dealerships need to achieve in order to be recognised. Drew Jackson, Quintrex National Account Manager for NSW, VIC & TAS said “We work with these dealers on a weekly basis, sometimes daily when times are busy. We become so invested in their success and it is so difficult to choose from the best of the best.”
Nathan Shaw, Quintrex National Account Manager for QLD, NT, SA, & WA said “I love the Dealer of the Year Awards; the dealers really understand the significance of it. They are proud to be recognized among their peers.”
Quintrex National Dealer of the Year
Known as Australia’s Boating Superstore, JV Marine World is the recipient of Quintrex’s esteemed National Dealer of the Year Award. A 30-year-old family business that is Australia’s most amazing ‘one stop marine shop’. JV Marine World has two locations that total 13 acres, one in the western suburbs of Melbourne and a flagship 10-acre store Braeside that is quite the spectacle.
In Braeside, there are over 100 new Quintrex boats in stock ready to go to the boat ramp, a full scale BCF retail store, a Ski and Wakeboard shop, a specialized Dive Shop and even a café to add to the experience at JV Marine World. With such a diverse business, the company sees customers of all shapes and sizes but primarily focuses on families who have a passion for the water.
Taking the family business to the next level, JV Marine World employs nearly 50 staff and focuses on identifying key strengths of individuals within the organisation. This company is an example of succession planning at work. Mark Stav, son of Founder John Stav, is at the helm and with his father’s trust is leading the marine conglomerate into success.
JV Marine World is a master marketer. From its two In House Boat Shows to the company’s massive presence at the Melbourne International Boat Show. A social media guru and online ace, the dealership’s marketing team sets the bar in the marine industry. “Over the past three years the dealership has seen consecutive growth and the last 12 months these guys have smashed it out of the park!” Jackson said.
Mark Stav said, “We have huge amounts of return customers, two, three, four and even five Quintrexes purchased by one person over their lifetime.”
Quintrex state Dealer of the Year Awards
The full list of winners are:
- QLD Dealer of the Year: Sugar City Marine
- NSW Dealer of the Year: Hunts Wollongong
- VIC/TAS Dealer of the Year: Bendigo Marine
- SA/NT Dealer of the Year: In and Outboard Marine
- WA Dealer of the Year: Mandurah Outboards
- Sales Excellence: Bay City Marine
QLD Dealer of the Year
Located up Australia’s east coast, Sugar City Marine is crowned Quintrex Queensland Dealer of the Year based on their modern facility, impressive handover process and successful business in the town of Mackay. Led by Steve Leigh and Wayne Riddle, Sugar City Marine is an innovative dealership that encourages constructive feedback and always looks for ways to improve their business.
Now a back to back winner, Sugar City Marine is situated in a passionate boating region and is a well-oiled machine that has been operating at an exceptional level for years now.
“We have seen generations of customers who have owned Quintrex boats; from grandparents to their grandchildren,” Steve Leigh said. “We are proud to have Quintrex on board. They are very open to suggestions and strive to be professional” Nathan Shaw said. “Sugar City Marine has an improved sales process and always jumps on innovation and technology.”
NSW Dealer of the Year
The reputation of Hunts Marine Wollongong is profound, it is no doubt this dealership was destined to win the Quintrex NSW Dealer of the Year Award. Between the 6 most tenured employees, there is a collective 65 years of working together at Hunts Marine Wollongong. Hunts Marine is the oldest Evinrude dealer outside of North America and the longest standing Quintrex Dealer in Australia.
Blake McArthur, Dealer Principal at Hunts Marine Wollongong said, “A good work environment is a massive thing at Hunts Marine Wollongong, we have maintained this over the past few years and it really benefits the customers when we get along as good as we do.”
“The Southern NSW coastline is really good for boating,” Jackson said. “And Hunts Marine Wollongong’s customer service is second to none, it can be seen in their repeat business.”