Whilst times have been tough for many businesses, both Performance Marine and Whittley Marine have worked hard to ensure that SPY Boats has a solid footing in the market
In 2010 SPY Boats will celebrate its third birthday, and announce two new major dealers in NSW and Queensland.
Awarded the AMIF SKI Boat of the Year in its first year of production, (ahead of some of Australia and the world’s top ski boats), SPY Boats’ popularity has grown quickly and now enjoys great acceptance from the wake and water ski community.
Totally CAD designed and built in Australia by Performance Marine and Whittley Marine, SPY Boats recently announced the appointment of two new state dealers; Blakes Marine in NSW and Broadwater Boating Centre in Queensland, who are in addition to the current dealers of PSA Skiboats in WA and Performance Marine who service Victoria and Tasmania.
SPY Boats’, Peter Webb is very excited about the brand’s future, “Our main priority in appointing dealers has been to ensure that they are quality dealerships, run by quality people, who (importantly), deliver excellent sales and service to the customers; and they have a knowledge and love of the wake and ski boat scene. We’re extremely confident that both Blakes Marine and Broadwater Boating have all of the credentials we desire to represent the SPY Brand and take it forward.”
Former power boat racer and water sports enthusiast Alan Blake, who along with his wife Anne own and run Blakes Marine, have over 30 years experience in the Marine Industry, and they are equally excited about being incorporated into the SPY Boats network. According to Alan, “We have been looking for a while now for a top quality, Australian built, cross-over water sports boat and we’re certain SPY Boats are exactly that. Our children Lee and Yanna, who both work in the business, are very keen water sport people and Yanna’s husband Brenton Crouch is a champion Australian barefoot trick skier, so I know we have the expertise and the enthusiasm to be an integral part of SPY Boats success.”
“SPY Boats is a great addition to the current range of boats we have at Broadwater Boating Centre. I’m sure the quality and the choice of boats that SPY offer, combined with our experienced sales and technical staff, will mean we’ll see a lot more SPY’s on Queensland’s waterways in the very near future,” says Alan Peters from Broadwater Boating Centre which is a part of the Hinterland Group that incorporates Hinterland Toyota, Hinterland Coromal Caravans and Oz Trade Supplies.
These appointments mean there is now only one piece missing in the SPY Boats National Dealer Network; “We’re actively looking for a dealer in South Australia that’s equal in standing to all of our other dealers around the country and who has a love of the wake and water ski industry. We have some very exciting plans for SPY Boats, with two new boats currently at the R & D stage along with the potential of some limited edition runs,” say Webb.
Over the last 12 months, whilst times have been tough for many businesses, both Performance Marine and Whittley Marine have worked hard to ensure that SPY Boats has a solid footing in the market, and although the temptation may be to import boats or have them manufactured overseas, SPY Boats are totally committed to the Australian market and are extremely proud of the fact that all of the development work and all of the manufacturing of SPY Boats is carried out in Australia, by Australians, and specifically for Australian conditions.
The SPY Boats range currently consists of four models; the award winning RX22, the RS22, TS21 and XS21, and there are plans for new models to be launched at the Melbourne Boat Show. More information on SPY Boats can be found at www.spyboats.com.au or by phoning Peter Webb on 03-94654555.