Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd has appointed Richard Shaw, above left, as its new Marine National Manager for the New Zealand market. He was previously the National Manager for the company’s motorcycle products.
Shaw is no stranger to the New Zealand marine industry, having been active in the sector for over 20 years. “I’m excited to be back and focussing on our marine business and looking forward to reconnecting with our marine dealer network and of course the boat builders.
“Of the 43 marine dealers we have, I know about 75 percent of them. It’s exciting to reconnect with all of them and meet a few new faces along the way.”
Yamaha Motor New Zealand General Manager Alan Petrie said Shaw’s experience in the Marine sector is invaluable for the brand and part of a company strategy to nurture talent and to promote from within the organisation.
In May 2019 Yamaha was awarded the Most Trusted Marine Engine Brand for the third year running by Readers Digest.