Kev & Ian’s Marine has earned the title of Mercury Marine’s New Zealand Dealer of the Year for 2021.

Located in Wiri, Auckland, the dealership has been operating for over 30 years and is one of the biggest and longest-standing Stabicraft dealers in the country.

The collective experience and knowledge at Kev and Ian’s means that the team can ensure confidence in their product; something reflected in the fact that their Mercury outboard sales doubled over 2021.

Also contributing to their success and leadership in dealing in New Zealand, was a recent move to becoming a single brand business.

Mercury Marine’s Director of Sales David Meehan said the recognition Kev & Ian’s Marine has been receiving is well deserved.

“The 2021 New Zealand Dealer of the Year competition was hotly contested, there were many worthy candidates for this award,” he said.

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“Kev & Ian’s Marine managed to stand out among the tough competition and shine as a dealership. They’re well-known for their excellence in parts and accessories sales, but what they achieved in outboard unit sales growth in 2021 was incredible.

The Australian Dealer of the Year Award for 2021 was taken out for the second year in a row by Brisbane Marine in Brisbane (QLD).

Mercury’s annual awards are based on a range of objective criteria including year-on-year growth across all product categories (Outboard, MerCruiser, Parts & Accessories), business diversity, service status and market share growth within their dealer district.

The awards also involve regional and specialist categories. The full list of winners for 2021 is:

National: 

  • New Zealand Dealer of the Year 2021 – Kev & Ian’s Marine (NZ)
  • Australian Dealer of the Year 2021 – Brisbane Marine (QLD)

Regional:

  • Regional Dealer of the Year 2021 – Bay City Marine (QLD)
  • NSW Dealer of the Year 2021 – Insinc Marine
  • WA Dealer of the Year 2021 – Mandurah Outboards
  • Vic/Tas Dealer of the Year 2021 – J.V. Marine (Vic)
  • SA Dealer of the Year 2021 – Sports Marine
  • QLD Dealer of the Year 2021 – Brisbane Marine
  • NT Dealer of the Year 2021 – Precision Marine

Specialist:

  • Inflatable Dealer of the Year 2021 – Waves Overseas (NSW)
  • MerCruiser Dealer of the Year 2021 – Hitech Marine (NSW)
  • MerCruiser Towsport OEM of the Year 2021 – Sterling Marine (SA)
  • MerCruiser Sterndrive OEM of the Year 2021 – Rayglass Boats (NZ)
  • Parts & Accessories Dealer of the Year 2021 – Aquasports Marine (WA)
  • MotorGuide Dealer of the Year 2021 – Motor Marine (QLD)

South Pacific:

  • South Pacific Distributor of the Year 2021 – Sin Tung Hing

Mercury Finance & Insurance 

  • Finance National Dealer of the Year 2021 – Bay City Marine (QLD)