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Packed Field Of Stayers At Riviera 'Night At The Races' Awards Event

It was a packed field of quality stayers that lined up at the barrier for Riviera's “Night At The Races” Dealer awards on Saturday evening during the Sydney International Boat Show.

The awards celebrate the achievements of Riviera's Australasian Dealer network.

The track was officially “fast” in the Riviera hospitality suite at the Boat Show as guests placed their bets on three races – the “If You Can Send a Man To The Moon Steeple”, the “Captain Starwars Maiden Handicap“ and “The Riviera Cup”. The fields of strangely-named runners, such as “Yes We Can Take Your Trade Thurley” and “The Garden Gnome”, were called by entertainer Shawn Cosgrove, better known for his “Come On Down!” line on TV Show The Price Is Right.

R Marine Managing Director Tim Sayer said that Dealership service staff are “the unsung heroes of the Dealer network”.

“They make the R Marine retail network the great success that it is,” he said

The Service award went to Casey Dent in north Queensland for the second consecutive year while salesperson Of The Year went to Peter Devery of R Marine Sydney.

Outstanding Dealer Of The Year went to Randall Jones and his team from R Marine Queensland, based in Coomera, south-east Queensland.

In a change from a previous format, the Dealer awards in both Flybridge and Sport categories recognised significant business growth over a year rather than total volume.

The Flybridge Dealer Of The Year award went to R Marine Adelaide and, in a “daily double”, the Sport Dealer award was picked up by R Marine Queensland. The Imported Product category was won by R Marine 7Seas.

A Dealer Recognition Award, voted by the Dealers for an individual within Riviera who has contributed most to their success, went to Distribution Manager Peter Welch.

Two Riviera stalwarts who announced their retirements, Ken Sims from Beacon marine in Perth and Bob Young from R Marine Pittwater, were honoured during the evening for their dedication and success. Bob Young has worked in sales for Riviera since 1983.

Click to enlarge image: Celebrating Riviera's Dealer Awards evening on Saturday.

Celebrating Riviera's Dealer Awards evening on Saturday.


Outstanding Dealer Randall Jones (centre) and his team from R Marine Queensland.

Outstanding Dealer Randall Jones (centre) and his team from R Marine Queensland.


R Marine 7Seas (now R Marine Sydney) Dealer Principal Michael Joyce, winner of the Imported Product.

R Marine 7Seas (now R Marine Sydney) Dealer Principal Michael Joyce, winner of the Imported Product.


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