Sea Ray are the world's largest manufacturer of luxury fibreglass boats with build, finish and performance qualities second to none. These qualities make Sea Ray ideally suited to the tough Australian boating environment. Compare Sea Ray to other local and international competitors and the difference is clear. Most Sea Ray models have deeper vees (dead rise) and heavier laid up hulls, delivering superior rough water performance. Upholstery, carpet and vinyls are nearly always the thickest in their class, meaning better durability and easier cleaning.
Features that are promoted as new technology by some manufacturers, such as underwater exhausts or propeller tunnels, have been standard items on Sea Ray models for close to 10 years. Sea Ray is one of the world's strongest boat brands, delivering outstanding re-sale value. We have many customers who have purchased multiple Sea Rays from us and they have been extremely impressed with the value of their used Sea Ray. This re-sale value is in part also due to Sea Ray's longevity here in Australia. The brand has been represented constantly in this country for 25 years through strong exchange rate periods and under 50 cents (versus the US dollar) exchange rates. If you are considering another imported brand, what will happen to the re-sale value of the boat if the Australian dollar goes south and that brand is no longer available in this country? Would you still be able to source spare parts? These are some important things to consider when investing your boating dollar.
When you buy a Sea Ray, you are joining a worldwide boating family. Lifestyle Marine run a number of customer events every year, including Rendezvous where owners get together with their boats for on water adventures, parties and friendship. Another event on the calendar is the annual new model release. This year's event saw over 300 people attend our Lake Macquarie marina to enjoy wine tasting from one of the Hunter's leading vineyards, gourmet food, live music, access to all new Sea Ray models on the marina and much more.
This year, one group of customers flew to Miami Boat Show with us to enjoy the new boat display and the Miami Sea Ray Cocktail Party attracting over 3000 Sea Ray owners. Lifestyle Marine was very pleased to be acknowledged at the recent worldwide dealer awards, held in Knoxville, Tennessee as the 3rd largest dealer in the Asia Pacific region and in the top ten of International dealers worldwide. This only backs up the Sea Ray sales achievement award Lifestyle Marine won in 2004.