PITTWATER BOAT SALES SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
R Marine Pittwater continues rich Australian luxury boating dynasty reaching back 40 years. Dealer Principal Scott Dillon continues the ethos initiated by Lee Dillon Marine – or ‘LDM’ as it was known – for decades Australia’s most successful Riviera dealership.
Year after year, LDM collected industry awards as readily as it attracted Australia’s more discerning luxury boat buyers. As the Riviera brand grew, so did LDM. The brand was founded on the principles of quality, integrity and an uncompromised commitment to be the best.
Now a new generation is breathing fresh energy into this proud tradition. As much as the Riviera brand had been reinvigorated in recent times, at R Marine Pittwater we are working on redefining the boat purchasing experience.
After a successful interlude selling some of Northern Beaches’ finest prestige homes, Scott Dillon has returned to his true passion. Indeed his recent successes have provided Scott with rare insights which many in the boating industry will never have experienced. So as much as Scott recognised the attributes that discerning homeowners looked for in luxury homes, similar values hold true on the water. This is especially true for those who see a luxury motor cruiser as their home away from home on the water, albeit for a few precious weekends or holidays.
Boating is in Scott’s DNA. Luxury boats have been an essential part of his life and he has spent many a weekend and festive season aboard some of the world’s finest luxury motor cruisers. Scott and the R Marine Pittwater team’s deep understanding of the modern motoryacht’s advanced technologies and luxury inclusions will serve as your guide in making the right purchase. So whether you’re looking to step up to a new Riviera or Belize, or looking across a broad selection of pre-owned boats, talk to Scott.
SALES AND SERVICE ADVISOR
Kane Whitehead brings a wealth of experience to R Marine Pittwater and heads up our servicing team as Service Manager. After starting his career as a mechanic at a leading Sydney Mercedes Benz dealership, Kane soon moved quickly up the ranks to become a Service Advisor. Ultimately his love of boating led Kane to join LDM in Rushcutters Bay as Service Manager and was an integral component in the team that won repeated Riviera Dealer of the Year awards. A move across into sales and customer service led to sales of over 200 new Riviera and pre-owned boats during his 13 years in Riviera dealerships. More recently, a return to senior automotive role saw Kane hone his service management skills, yet he still found time for tertiary study and earned diplomas in management and team leadership.
Kane’s analytical mind makes him an indispensable part of the growing R Marine Pittwater team. He is often able to find a smarter solution with trouble-shooting and servicing issues that may elude less experienced minds. With his excellent communication and team leadership skills, you’ll find Kane easy to deal with in finding the optimum solutions in caring for your luxury cruiser.
SALES AND SERVICE ADVISOR
Growing up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Josh has always had the sea lapping at his feet. His family’s background in real estate laid the foundations for a sales role with a leading Mona Vale real estate agency. Then after 3 successful years helping owners realise their property goals, his wanderlust took him to Whistler, Canada. Here Josh not only honed his snowboarding skills but was fortunate in landing a job in the prestigious Four Seasons Resort & Residence.
Acknowledged as the finest resort in Canada’s premium ski destination, the Four Seasons prides itself on first class service. During his 2 years working in positions including Ski Concierge, Josh gained an intimate knowledge of the levels of customer service expected by some of North America’s most discerning skiers and holidaymakers.
Such insights will be quite appropriate in his new role now he is back in Sydney, as many owners see their Riviera luxury cruisers as their own private holiday resorts on the sea. Meanwhile, in his spare time, Josh enjoys keeping fit and has maintained his interest in rugby having played for the Warringah Rats.
YARD OPERATIONS MANAGER
Simon oversees the hands-on operational aspects of the R Marine Pittwater Sales and Service Centre. Simon grew up in Crows Nest, attended Mosman High and started his apprenticeship at the highly-regarded McConaghy’s Boats in Mona Vale. With a love for the outdoors, a healthy and active lifestyle, a young family and a passion for all things water-related, Simon brings a wealth of knowledge to the R Marine Pittwater family.
Specialising in racing yachts, Simon learnt about the latest and most innovative industry-leading technologies, processes and materials, working on six ship builds including Sydney to Hobart racing yachts from 60 feet to super maxis. Simon’s hands-on approach and trade-quality service draws from over 8 years’ Yard Manager experience.
Responsible for the boat yard, anti-fouling, polishing, launching boats, upkeep of stock, maintenance and ensuring each vessel is kept in pristine condition, Simon is a passionate marine enthusiast who prides himself on understanding the advanced technologies of the modern motor yacht.
CENTRAL COAST SERVICE TEAM
Adam Hayter is part of our Central Coast service team, handling and servicing our clients from the Central Coast region.
Adam learned the business from the ground up. After working on a marina straight out of school, he completed his apprenticeship as a shipwright. One of his first major projects was a total restoration of a timber yacht before setting up on his own doing repairs and maintenance on all manner of craft – timber and fibreglass, power and sail. Adam believes in nurturing long term relationships with owners and has maintained associations going back many years – a testimony to the quality of workmanship he has delivered over his 20 years in the industry.
More recently, Adam has been focussed on Riviera warranty work. He’s so fond of the brand, he has part ownership of a Riviera 37. So while on weekends Adam may be on the water with his wife and two children, during the week he’s the go-to man for all your servicing needs.