Yamaha appoints Vic/Tas Marine Manager

Yamaha appoints Vic/Tas Marine Manager

New beginnings

Yamaha has announced the appointment of Robin Dayes to the position of Victoria/ Tasmania State Manager–Marine Products. In this senior management role, Dayes is responsible for both Yamaha outboards and Yamaha WaveRunners.

The company said that Dayes, having been with Yamaha for more than seven years, has earned an enviable reputation among Yamaha dealers, having been a sales representative with responsibility for both Victoria and Tasmania.

Daye’s appointment, it said, came about through the retirement of John Thompson, who left Yamaha after 11 years of great service, to enjoy a quieter life in the pursuit of his passion for bluewater fishing.

Prior to joining Yamaha Motor Australia, Dayes worked in the sales area with Mackay Trailers, and his knowledge of the marine industry and the dealership network is unparalleled, said the company, adding that he is also a high achiever having been recognised in Yamaha awards many times over.

“A change in senior management is always a good time to implement some new initiatives,” Dayes said upon his appointment.

“We have an excellent network of Yamaha dealers in both Victoria and Tasmania, representing the Yamaha brand particularly well while supporting customers equally as well.

“Yamaha is doing really well in Tasmania where it is the dominant brand. In Victoria, our dealer representation is not as strong as it used to be. We are looking to appoint a number of new dealers so as to provide better geographic coverage for our Yamaha customers,” said Dayes.

According to Brett Hampson, National Sales & Marketing Manager for Marine Products at Yamaha, Dayes was the obvious man to step up to the position of Vic/Tas Sales Manager.

“Robin is a very diligent and experienced manager who has a first-rate relationship with our dealer network,” Hampson said. “We had no hesitation in appointing Robin to take over from John Thompson to ensure a smooth, seamless transition.”

“There are some challenging yet exciting times ahead,” Dayes said. “We have to work hard to establish new Yamaha dealerships, principally in Melbourne’s southeast corridor. And we want to work alongside some of our key Yamaha dealers who are lacking in name brand hulls to sell at their dealership.”

Yamaha outboards are available through an Australia-wide network of authorised Yamaha outboard dealers. All Yamaha outboard models are fully backed by a comprehensive two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Yamaha said it will extend the warranty to three years on two-strokes, and four years on four-strokes provided the engine is serviced by an authorised Yamaha dealer.

For further information, phone (07) 3906 7000, fax (07) 3906 7099 or visit www.yamaha-motor.com.au

Photo: Yamaha's new Victoria/Tasmania State Manager–Marine Products, Robin Dayes.