Big boys of the boating world visit Tin Can Bay

Ryan Lloyd Australian Suzuki GM, Wataru Sakamoto Suzuki Japan, Daiki Sugiura Suzuki Japan, Kerry Gash Tin Can Bay, John Haines Jnr CEO/ Director of the Haines Group Brisbane

Ryan Lloyd Australian Suzuki GM, Wataru Sakamoto Suzuki Japan, Daiki Sugiura Suzuki Japan, Kerry Gash Tin Can Bay, John Haines Jnr CEO/ Director of the Haines Group Brisbane

You know you are doing something right when the owners of two of the biggest boating names in the world come visiting.

Kerry and Linda Gash, owners of Tin Can Bay Mower and Marine welcomed two such groups last week to their business in Snapper Creek Road, Tin Can Bay.

Australia General Manager of Suzuki Australia Ryan Lloyd has been on a whistle stop tour of Australian Suzuki stockists with Suzuki Japan owners Wataru Sakamoto and Daiki Sugiura.

Suzuki created its first outboard in 1965 and has been at the forefront of outboard design and technology for over 50 years.

With them is John Haines, CEO of the Haines Group, the largest private distributor of Suzuki Marine outboards, sold through an extensive network across Australia.

The Haines name has been an iconic Australian brand in the boating industry since legendary boat builder John Sydney Haines founded the company in 1959.

Kerry and Linda started their business in Tin Can Bay in 2001 and have been stocking Suzuki since 2011.

Kerry said: “It makes you feel good that they want to come and have a look at your business. It gives you a bit of pride that they have come.

“They are just on a trip to check how the brand is doing in Australia.

“We are proud of what we have, from where we started and couldn’t have done it without our good clients.”