Mercury takes top dealers on China study tour

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Ian Tricker, TR Marine World (left), receives the award for Mercury Marine’s 2015 Dealer of the Year for Australia from David Meehan, Mercury Marine director of sales Australia, New Zealand , Pacific.
Ian Tricker, TR Marine World (left), receives the award for Mercury Marine’s 2015 Dealer of the Year for Australia from David Meehan, Mercury Marine director of sales Australia, New Zealand , Pacific.

Sydney's TR Marine World named as top Australian dealer for 2015.

Leading Mercury dealers and distributors from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific went on a study tour of China where the winners of the 2015 Mercury dealer awards were also announced.

Dealers earned a ticket for the eight-day trip based on their year-on-year sales growth in 2015.

“As Mercury continues to invest in product and plants around the globe, this Asia study tour to Brunswick and Mercury locations was really important,” said Will Sangster, general manager of Mercury ANZP.

“It is vital to make sure our key dealers and boat builders share this experience and bring back vital knowledge to pass on the Mercury difference to consumers, through their own businesses.”

While on the tour, the winners of Mercury’s annual Dealer Awards were revealed at a special ceremony. Winner of the overall Dealer of the Year for Australia was TR Marine World in Sydney which also took out the NSW award for the third year in a row.

“These are great businesses we’re very proud to be associated with,” said Sangster. “To decide these awards we look closely at a dealership’s entire business, not just their sales, so I congratulate Ian and his team at TR Marine World for their continued drive and growth in a very competitive market.”

Mercury Dealer Awards winners for 2015:

  • Australian and NSW Dealer of the Year: TR Marine World
  • WA Dealer of the Year: Aquasports Marine
  • QLD/NT Dealer of the Year: Nitro Marine
  • VIC/TAS Dealer of the Year: Channel Marine
  • SA Dealer of the Year: Hodge Marine
  • Inflatable Dealer of the Year: Waves Overseas (Sydney)
  • MotorGuide Dealer of the Year: In & Outboard Marine (Darwin)
  • MerCruiser Dealer of the Year: The Boat Business (Perth)
  • Parts and Accessories Dealer of the Year: Aquasports Marine (Perth)
  • MerCruiser/Mercury Diesel OEM of the Year: Rayglass Boats (Auckland)
  • MerCruiser Towsport OEM of the Year: Sterling Marine (Adelaide)
  • South Pacific Distributor of the Year (Mercury): Sin Tung Hing Marine, Tahiti
  • South Pacific Distributor of the Year (Mariner): ETS Emile Vongue & Fils SA, Tahiti
  • South Pacific Outstanding Sales Achievement: Vila Marine, Vanuatu
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