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. 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.
SALES & SERVICE ADVISOR
After 25 years in both the prestige residential market and more recently, the owner of a golf retail franchise here on the Northern Beaches, it is safe to say that Jason has a wealth of experience and people skills. Jason grew up on the Northern Beaches and has been on, around and the owner of boats since he was 10 years old. His thirst for a career change, has seen Jason trade in the golf clubs to come and join the marine industry. Many of you may already know Jason from the local area as he’s always worked on the beaches, albeit when he wasn’t sponsoring golf days or sailing on Pittwater in the twilight races.
“There is no waterway in the world I believe, that compares to Pittwater and Broken Bay. The fact that I now overlook Pittwater from my office is truly a dream come true”. “Boating has always been a huge part of my life and the friendships I’ve made over the years with fellow boating enthusiasts, is the reason why I chose to join R-Marine Pittwater, for my 3rd and final career”.
Jason’s relaxed and friendly approach will alleviate the stress for you, when choosing the right boat for you and your family. If you’re looking at selling or buying your dream vessel, then let him guide you through the process and rest assured you’ll end up with another “lifelong” friend, as he plans on being here with us, for a very long time.
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.
CUSTOMER CARE AND MAINTENANCE
As a very young man, Jack has always wanted to work with boats. His love of the water and all things on it, has led Jack to join R Marine Pittwater in Customer Care. Jack is enthusiastic about boats and all to do with them. His dream job was to be involved with a Riviera dealer. R Marine Pittwater are fortunate enough to have been able to have Jack join the team.
Various roles at marinas and dealerships on Sydney Harbour, have given Jack the grounding and knowledge he needs to care for our client’s boats. He has that knowledge and care. It shows!
Contact Jack on +612 9979 6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apart from being Scott’s father, Lee has a long experience with the Riviera brand stemming back to the inception of the company in Terrey Hills in 1980. Spending 10 years working for industry stalwart Mike Gaffikin, then from 1990 owning Lee Dillon Marine (LDM) which later was known to be Riviera Sales Sydney. Moving on from that, being the Retail Director of Riviera Marine and shareholder, moved into a non-executive Director role before retiring from the board in 2008.
In 2010, current Riviera CEO Wes Moxey and Lee started designing and then building the Belize range. Upon acquiring Riviera Australia, Rodney Longhurst also acquired Belize Motoryachts.
R Marine Pittwater once again came under Lee’s control until poor health led him to depart the dealership.
In late 2018, Scott asked Lee to join him in the business to assist with administration and in an advisory role, which Lee was very pleased to do!
Contact Lee on +612 9979 6500 or email@example.com