When Cyclone Debbie struck mainland Australia, it devastated much of the holiday and cruising destination of the Whitsunday Islands in northern Queensland.
As well as destroying or severely damaging homes and infrastructure, the 260 km/h winds near the eye of the storm wrought havoc in the many marinas in the area.
The team at R Marine Crawley immediately responded to the many Riviera owners whose motor yachts are in the Whitsunday area. The dealership has an office at Abell Point Marina in the Whitsundays but the Gold Coast team provided support, technical expertise, equipment and parts to help in the recovery and clean-up.
Mike and Jan Bolton berth their Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge in the Whitsundays. They wrote to Dealer Principal Ben Crawley of “the amazing support you have given us before, during and after Cyclone Debbie”.
“Having your prize boat berthed a long distance from home during a cyclone is very stressful, but having you guys around, communicating directly and frequently, was a great relief,” they wrote.
Mike and Jan noted how the R Marine Crawley team had helped in communicating with insurance assessors and the marina management, “always professional and respectful”.
“I know many of your clients are also very appreciative of all the action and care you have taken, so well done R Marine Crawley. Another great brand story that is real and ensures loyalty .”