SUNSHINE Coast boaters and ski riders are the big winners with the opening of the coast’s newest marine dealership, Sunshine Coast Yamaha, at Warana.
Offering a strong line-up of new Stessco aluminium boat packages, Yamaha outboards and Yamaha WaveRunners, Sunshine Coast Yamaha has everyone covered, from the casual family boater and ski rider to the hard-core offshore fisher and thrill seeker.
Located in a brand-new purpose-built building, the dealership has been designed around a modern vehicle dealership with a massive range of boats, outboards and WaveRunners all housed undercover in a family friendly showroom. The dealership is co-owned by South African ex-pats Grant Fordyce and Stephen Dold, who have a long history working together and running a large Yamaha dealership back in South Africa.
“We set out to design a unique customer experience rarely seen in the marine industry, with lounges, coffee facilities and all our marine products completely under cover,” Grant said. “Our aim is to make families just as comfortable coming into a marine dealership as the most experienced boater.”
The dealership offers customers a complete one-stop shop, including Yamaha finance and insurance, a state-of-the-art full-service mechanical workshop and a strong marine parts and accessories range covering all the big-name marine electronics and equipment brands.
“As part of the customer experience, we will also be launching personal watercraft ride days that will be open to all ski brands, not just Yamaha,” Grant said. “This is a great way for owners to meet other likeminded people in a fun and social environment.
“We will also be offering on-water testing of boats and WaveRunners, which gives our customers the chance to try before they buy, ensuring they are matched to the right vessel for long-term boating enjoyment.”