Powercats in high demand at Webbe Marine

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Sydney powered-catamaran specialist says sales exceed expectations

Powercats in high demand at Webbe Marine
Powercats in high demand at Webbe Marine

Sydney dealer Webbe Marine said the powered-catamaran market is exceptionally strong now that boaters have decided to forget about the past economic gloom.

The powered-catamaran specialist, which sells Sailfish, Webster’s Twinfisher and PowerCat boats, as well as Honda outboards, said its sales in the month of April were its best for two years.

"There is no question that the market has rebounded very strongly," said Gavan Daly from Webbe Marine. "We did a summer promo that made it particularly attractive for Sailfish customers to buy now. Our customers warmed to it. And because we had so much interest we extended the program an extra month," he said.

"Boaters and fishermen are a passionate breed. We certainly saw a drop in the market with the arrival of the economic downturn, but when regular people saw that life continued… it’s almost as though they said bugger it — let’s buy the new boat and go fishing."

Webbe Marine was appointed one year ago as the sole NSW agent for Webster’s Twinfisher aluminium catamarans. According to Webbe Marine, the first Webster’s Twinfisher received for evaluation sold literally in a week, after a customer had strolled through the yard, saw it, liked and bought it on the spot.

The company also said it would attend major boat shows in Australia with its travelling road show of aluminium catamarans. It said it enjoyed a great show at Sanctuary Cove, and would be at Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane and Darwin.

Visit www.webbemarine.com.au for more information.

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