Australian boating identity Brett Thurley has unveiled a new brand in luxury power boating.
Pacific Motor Yachts has been launched to represent the full Jeanneau powerboat range, and Prestige range of luxury European motor boats throughout Queensland.
“We are delighted to represent these great brands,” said Thurley. “They embody a high level of quality combined with great value for people seeking modern European design and world-class performance on the water.”
Pacific Motor Yachts will represent everything from five-metre Jeanneau outboard runabouts, to the Prestige 60-foot motor yachts.
“We have a direct import agreement with Jeanneau International that ensures our customers receive top quality service from the importer and attractive pricing.”
Thurley said Pacific Motor Yachts would launch five new models at the upcoming Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
“These new boats represent the exciting new styling of Jeanneau and Prestige,” said Thurley. “With the new Prestige models, Italian designer Vittorio Garroni has brought a fresh new look to the latest models with aft galleys and single-level entertaining that will appeal to the Australian market.
“The result has been a number of awards, including European Boat of the Year this year for the Prestige 500, last year for the innovative NC11, and the previous year for the Prestige 60. The Prestige 500 also won Motor Boat of the Year for 2012.
“We have three boats due to arrive in Queensland over the next few weeks,” he said. “They include a Prestige 440S sports yacht powered by Volvo IPS, a Leader 10 diesel-powered sports cruiser, and an 8.5 Cap Camarat centre console sports boat with outboard power.
“As well as these three, we will have the award-winning Prestige 500 flybridge and NC9 models at our on-water display.”
Thurley said the team at Pacific Motor Yachts was building on the experience and expertise gained in building the Clipper Motor Yachts brand and distribution.
“Clipper is now the number one selling semi-displacement trawler in Australia,” he said. “The team maintains our commitment to Clipper as we develop this new business.
“We are driven by a service culture to support, educate and expand every owner’s boating knowledge, experience and lifestyle.”
The company operates from a purpose-build facility at the Gold Coast City Marina at Coomera at the northern end of the Gold Coast.
“This is the largest working marina in the southern hemisphere and we chose to base our operations here to have access to the best contractors to commission and support our new and pre-owned vessels while managing ongoing service, education and warranty support for owners,” said Thurley.
Brett Thurley began his sales career in 1995 as National Sales Manager for Tige Ski Boats in the USA. He was promoted to become Vice President of Sales and Marketing and a Partner, growing the company to sales of more than 1,000 boats a year at its peak.
In 2004 he returned to Australia to take the role of Director of Global Distribution at luxury boat builder Riviera. In 2006 Brett created a dealership in partnership with Riviera to be the only stand-alone Princess Dealer in the Australasian network and was awarded the Australasian “Princess Dealer of the Year” in 2007. In 2009 he added the Grand Banks brand to the dealership and ended 2009 as the highest selling Grand Banks dealership in the world.
Thurley parted company with Riviera in 2009 and purchased the Australian distribution rights for Clipper Motor Yachts with business partner Glenn Thurlow, a watersports industry veteran.