by Bob Wonders
Sydney headquartered JW Marine, authorised importer and distributor of Beneteau powerboats in Australia and New Zealand, has been honoured by the renowned manufacturer as the ‘best of the best.’
JW Marine’s dealer principal Adam Waters, with the prestigious award presented by Beneteau recognising the dealership as ’world’s best.’ - JW Marine award
Officially, JW Marine was named as returning ‘The Best Worldwide Performance for Powerboats.’
Dealer principal Adam Waters was on hand in Bordeaux, France, to accept the award from Beneteau’s director of sales and marketing, M. Henri Brissi, during the 2008 International Dealer Conference.
More than 400 Beneteau dealers, power and sail, attended the conference.
JW Marine’s award was for the company’s efforts during the 2007/2008 sales period.
The award was given for sales turnover by volume.
'It’s an award we’re extremely pleased with in what is essentially a tight market,' Adam Waters said.
'Five years ago, JW Marine was the first dealership worldwide to be chosen to market the powerboat side of the manufacturer’s business.
'Prior to our appointment the powerboats and sailboats were marketed side by side.
'Recently, separating the two has become more accepted and there are an increasing number of Powerboat-only Beneteau dealers around the world,' he added.
Adam said the Beneteau Trawler range had been a winner for the dealership, with interest increasing in the new Monte Carlo range.
'Examples of both models were displayed at the recent Sydney International Boat Show and we could not have been happier with the interest shown,' he added.
'Our confidence in the industry and the future remains high.'
A new Beneteau Trawler is move dinto positon alongside JW Marine's Sydney Harbour headquarters. - JW Marine award
With classic interiors such as this aboard the Beneteau Trawler 52, it's no wonder JW Marine has been experiencing success.