Mercury Marine is proud to announce that Gulfland Marine has been named Mercury Marine’s New Zealand Dealer of the Year for the second straight time.

One of New Zealand’s leading marine dealers for more than 30 years, Gulfland Marine – located in Stanmore Bay on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula – had an outstanding overall performance in 2019 to once again put it ahead of the best dealerships across the country.

“In sport they say it’s tougher to retain a championship than win it, and I think it’s exactly the same in business,” said Will Sangster, Mercury General Manager Asia Pacific.

“So Craig Lewis and his team deserve every credit backing up their 2018 win with another national title in 2019 – sincere congratulations!

“Last year was another outstanding year for Gulfland Marine, which simply leads the way in customer service, business results and they way they support Mercury products across the board.”

Mandurah Outboards was named Australian Dealer of the Year.


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

The awards also involve regional and specialist categories. The 2019 Mercury Dealer of the Year Award winners are:


  • New Zealand Dealer of the Year                               Gulfland Marine
  • Australian Dealer of the Year                                    Mandurah Outboards (W.A.)


  • Regional Dealer of the Year                                       Aussie Marine (Cairns, QLD)
  • NSW Dealer of the Year                                              Hastings Marine (Port Macquarie)
  • WA Dealer of the Year                                                 Mandurah Outboards
  • Vic / Tas Dealer of the Year                                        Melbourne Marine Centre
  • Sth Aust Dealer of the Year                                        Hodge Marine (Adelaide)
  • Qld Dealer of the Year                                                 Bay City Marine (Hervey Bay)
  • NT Dealer of the Year                                                  Precision Marine (Pinelands)
  • Sth Pacific Mercury Distributor of the year            Vila Marine (Vanuatu)
  • Sth Pacific Mariner Distributor of the year            ETS Emile Vongue & FILS SA (French Polynesia)


  • MerCruiser Dealer of the Year                                  Hitech Marine (WA)
  • Inflatable Dealer of the Year                                      Waves Overseas (Croydon, NSW)
  • MerCruiser Sterndrive OEM of the Year                 Tristram (Hamilton, NZ)
  • MerCruiser Towsport OEM of the Year                   Sterling Marine (Adelaide)
  • Parts and Acces. Dealer of the Year                         Aquasports Marine (Perth)
  • MotorGuide Dealer of the Year                               Motor Marine (Townsville)

Mercury Finance

  • National Dealer of the Year                                       Karee Marine (Rocklea, QLD)
  • NSW Dealer of the Year                                              TR Marine (Mulgrave, NSW)
  • QLD Dealer of the Year                                               Karee Marine
  • VIC/SA/TAS Dealer of the Year                                  BL Marine (Melbourne)
  • WA/NT Dealer of the Year                                          Mandurah Outboards

“Competition for the 2019 awards was particularly tight, and everyone collecting an award should be justifiably proud of the great work they are doing,” Will said.