Club Marine rewards Platinum Dealers


Club Marine is pleased to announce New Zealand boatbuilder Rayglass Boats has scooped our Australasian Platinum Dealer of the Year award for exemplary customer service and outstanding support. Rayglass Boats Chief Executive Dave Larsen accepted the award during a ceremony at the Club Marine Platinum Dealer event, held on August 25.

The winners of the State Platinum Dealer of the Year awards are (in no particular order):

WA: Joondalup Boat Shack, Rod Pallister
SA: Christies Beach Marine, Rob Cuming
Vic: Bar Crusher Boats, Peter Cleland
Qld: JSW Powersports, Jeff McNiven
NSW: TR Marine World, Ian Tricker

Representing Victoria and NSW as the winning dealer principals were unable to attend were Victorian Runner Up Melbourne Sea-Doo’s Sam Mosca and NSW Runner Up GRE Marine’s Graham Roberts and Karin Manns.

A Club Marine agent for some 20 years, Auckland-based Rayglass Boats is a leading New Zealand boat manufacturer building a range of fibreglass trailerboats and rigid inflatable boats (RIBs). Club Marine CEO Simon McLean congratulated Rayglass’s Dave Larsen and Tania Collinson on their win and thanked them for their ongoing support.

“The Club Marine Platinum Dealer award is testament to Rayglass Boats’ strong partnership with Club Marine and recognition of the business’s superior customer service and sales capability,” said McLean.

In accepting the award, Larsen said he was pleased that the accolade had gone to a Kiwi business, especially given the comparative size of the boating industry in Australia.

“We’re excited that a New Zealand-based business has received this award and are pleased to help raise Club Marine’s profile in our expanding and exciting market,” said Larsen. “We appreciate our association with Club Marine and are looking forward to continuing our support of the great boating lifestyle we have in New Zealand with our high-quality boats and Club Marine’s premium insurance products.”

Club Marine’s Platinum Dealer Program recognises a select group of dealers as leaders within the marine industry, with Platinum Dealership the highest level of recognition a dealer can receive from Club Marine.

Club Marine Platinum Dealers consistently provide exceptional service at all stages of their customer experience. And since they’re authorised to conduct repairs up to a pre-defined value without having to obtain consent from Club Marine, Club Marine members can enjoy a smoother and faster claims experience.

Club Marine members can also receive a range of exclusive discounts provided by Club Marine Platinum Dealers.

Find a Club Marine Platinum Dealer in Australia here, and in New Zealand here.

Club Marine Platinum Dealer awards
Rayglass Boats Chief Executive Dave Larsen (left) accepting the Club Marine Australasian Platinum Dealer of the Year award from Club Marine CEO Simon McLean.