10 year milestone for Streaker

It’s been 10 years since Streaker Boats opened its showroom doors to the public

10 year milestone for Streaker
10 year milestone for Streaker

Ten years ago Melbourne marine retailer Streaker Boats relocated from a tiny retail shop in an industrial part of Bayswater to a modern, undercover, main road showroom.

Streaker Boats had been appointed a Yamaha dealer back in 1993, and brothers Leon and Paul Savage said they were committed to new, state-of-the-art premises that were opened to the public in November 1999.

"While we built our own Streaker brand boats, all powered by Yamaha, and had a line of aluminium boats as well, we were never happy servicing our customers from the tiny showroom alongside the Streaker factory," Leon Savage said.

With plenty of support and encouragement from Yamaha, the team set about designing and constructing a purpose built showroom, one that now celebrates ten years of service.

"The Streaker showroom allows us to professionally present our current range of boating products," said Savage. "We have one of the largest undercover marine showrooms in Melbourne and we give customers the opportunity to inspect and purchase boats in a comfortable and inviting environment."

Yamaha says the positive impact on the boating public was so strong that in 2003, Streaker was awarded platinum dealership status. At the time, Streaker was the only Melbourne platinum dealership, an accolade that Yamaha says was voted for by customers and based on an independent survey taken by Yamaha after registering a new Yamaha product.

"Streaker really set the benchmark for other dealers," said Yamaha’s sales and marketing manager, Brett Hampson.

"Streaker continues to be a model dealership, one which we frequently show to our business partners as they continue to do such a wonderful job. The showroom is very impressive and even after ten years of operation, it continues to be a one of the best in not only Victoria but Australia," said Hampson.

Leon Savage agrees that the move to the showroom has been a wonderful success.

"The environment here to greet the public and show them our boats has been a major strength of our business. It means a lot to customers to have such good facilities to shop in when making a purchase as significant as buying a boat," he said

"We are very proud of our showroom and our achievements and will continue to further develop our facilities in the coming years," he added.

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

The Streaker Boats showroom is located at 461 Mountain Highway, Bayswater, Vic. Visit www.streakerboats.com.au for more information. For more information on Yamaha visit www.yamaha-motor.com.au.


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