How rare is it in today’s commercial society that you come across a marine dealer who lives up to your expectations?
Well we at Brisbane Coast Guard can honestly state that the team at Sealink Marine do.
Simon Carter and his team have blown us away with being treated like a customer instead of a number.
Our largest vessel is powered with 2 x Mercruiser 496 base model sterndrives and no matter what the issue may be Simon can deliver the right advice to keep our vessel on the water to serve the boating community of Brisbane.
Brisbane Coast Guard looks forward to engaging a long customer dealer alliance well into the future.
I would recommend Sealink Marine to any recreational or commercial boating person as Simon Carter has a wealth of knowledge in the marine industry and when the safety of our crew and vessels is paramount we seek the best in the industry.
Brisbane Coast Guard searched for the best and we found the best…..
SEALINK MARINE Melbourne
Brisbane Coast Guard Commander
I just spoke to you from Mackay regarding bits for my 496 Mercruisers. I just wanted to say it’s a pleasure to deal with someone as knowledgeable and friendly as yourself given I believe customer service is fairly well non-existent these days. As I mentioned I remember dealing with you many years ago when I was buying and selling boats in Sydney.
Again it’s a real credit to you and look forward to dealing with you more in the future.
Just a brief note to say how very impressed I am with the service levels of your company. From finding a used part on your website, to finding it to be still in stock yesterday, I have it on my hands at 07h30 today in an outer Sydney suburb. Thanks to all concerned!
Liz and I would like to thank you and all your wonderful team at Sealink Marine for the excellent service we have received throughout the recent purchase of our Bayliner 285 and Custom Float air dock.
We did a lot of research before deciding to purchase our boat and Custom Float from you and we made the right decision!
From the first time we dropped in unannounced to look at the boat advertised on your website, through each of our subsequent visits to your premises and the delivery of our boat and then Custom Float, you and your team have been helpful, supportive and absolutely professional in all aspects.
Nothing has been too much trouble and we really felt that you were looking after our best interests at all times.
Please pass on to all of your crew our sincere thanks.
We look forward to a long association with Sealink Marine!
Julian and Liz
Thanks again for your great efforts to close the deal for a good results for all parties concerned.
Annette Van Der Merwe
Trading my Whittlley boat in on a bigger one was made so easy at Sealink Marine, Simon and his team matched my expanded boating needs in well with his fleet of boats. My new Boden boat is well and truly appreciated by myself and my young family. Within two weeks of having the boat it was taken for a full fishing experience on the south coast of NSW, we did 158klm and used 111 litres of fuel to catch our first blue fin tuna weighing in at 40kg. Simon a big thanks to you and your team, I have no problem in recommending anyone to Sealink Marine for any of your services.
Victorian Boatie Benefiting from Switch to Hyundai SeasAll
17 May 2011
A Victorian boatie is one of the first to choose a Hyundai SeasAll S250 diesel sterndrive to re-power his boat – nearly doubling the vessels top speed.
Ross Ranyard’s Markline 800 was previously powered by a Volvo-Penta 165hp, 3.6L, six-cylinder diesel stern drive – installed 26 years ago. But it had come the time to source a new engine that would deliver economy, ease of service, reliability and performance.
“I’m a bit sentimental and really love the boat, but the old engine really was a slug. Fully laden the boat is well over 3000kg and the old engine generally gave the boat 16 knots flat out, 19 knots on a good day with a lighter load,” says Ross.
“I take the boat away on a lot of extended trips, and really wanted to get more out of the boat, a newer and more powerful engine, but yet reliable was going to be the solution.”
Since installing the new Hyundai SeasAll S250 engine coupled with a MerCruiser Bravo III sternleg and dual 22” propellers only a month ago, Ross says he has already accumulated 40 hours of running time and is stunned by the new performance of his boat.
“My top speed fully laden is now 32 knots which is really quite amazing – I never thought it would be that much. Acceleration out of the hole is phenomenal; it’s a totally different boat now. We can do so much more with the boat, we can go to places we’ve never been, plus we can tow tubes, knee boarders and generally get more enjoyment out of our time on the water.”
The cruising speed is now 21knots at 2800rpm and using 25L per hour. On a recent trip away with the Victorian Family Boating Club, Ross and his family covered 212 nautical miles and used just 165 litres of diesel – much to the surprise of his fellow members!
“Going on trips further afield, the new Hyundai SeasAll gives me much more confidence that we can get home at reasonable speed and have power on tap to use if bad weather conditions present themselves, I couldn’t be happier with the new engine.”
Sealink Marine in Braeside, Victoria, is one of Australia’s first appointed Hyundai SeasAll dealers and carried out the install. Director Simon Carter says he is very impressed with the Hyundai SeasAll product and range.
“Hyundai in Australia now has a strong reputation for quality, performance and economy – the engines are certainly ticking those boxes,” says Simon.
“I’m very impressed with the S250 we installed into the Markline 800, particularly with the electronically-controlled variable geometry turbo for increased performance, which enables the engine to deliver such a broad torque curve.”
“The install was very easy to do. Hyundai have obviously put a lot of thought into installation and service of these engines, and the ease of access to service parts exceptional – I’m sold!”
“The fact that Hyundai SeasAll is also happy to see these largely ‘recreational’ engines going into commercial applications says a lot about the quality of the product.”
Hyundai SeasAll Business Development Manager, Mark Harrison says he’s pleased to have a high calibre dealer like Sealink Marine representing Hyundai SeasAll in Victoria.
“Simon has a lot of experience in the industry, and is just the kind of dealer we want to push the brand in this region.”
“It’s an even better result when the product exceeds the customer’s expectations too.”
This week, the complete range of Hyundai SeasAll marine diesels will be on display at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.
Owning our Riviera 35 Flybridge was a great experience, but eventually the time came to move onto a new boat. Here in Melbourne, with the boat sitting in the water at the marina, we tried using various Brokers for months without success in finding a buyer. It became a very time consuming & frustrating exercise, keeping the boat ready for presentation, being available on call if needed, not to mention the ongoing cost of a 35 foot berth.
When we discovered Sealink Marine, it didn’t take long for Simon & his helpful crew to get our boat transported to Sealink Marine’s very impressive sales complex. The boat was detailed & well presented, and soon sold at a very satisfactory price.
Sealink sold our boat very quickly and for an excellent price. Sealink are totally professional and we would use them again anytime.
PB Johnson Melbourne 2010
I would like to thankyou for the professional approach you undertook in securing the recent sale of my Gulf Craft SF35. The fact that you facilitated a quick / minimal fuss sale on a high ticket ‘specialised boat’, at the price I was asking, in a tough winter market, is proof enough that you guys know what your doing. I am also very happy with the service you provide me in maintaining my other boat and have no problem recommending you to anyone that asks. Once again thankyou, and I look forward to dealing with you on my next boat.
Mordialloc VIC 3195
My recent and first experience with yourself and Sealink Marine has been a refreshing and relieving one. The care and genuine interest that you had for us and our Whittley was simply outstanding and the work carried out on our boat by Declan was first class.
Your entire team made us feel like we were part of the Sealink family. We will be staying with you and the Sealink team for the rest of our boating life. Thank you.
Now 6 months later and they are still ever helpful over the phone and knowledgeable in advise when on the water ……. Thank guy’s …. 5 Star Service that’s hard to find these day’s.
Sealink Marine are my first choice for Mercruiser maintenance and repairs. Simon and Declan are great guys that will give you expert information, outstanding service with attention to detail. On my boat they have serviced the Alpha One stern drive, replaced the gimbal bearing and recently completed insurance repairs. Thanks for doing a great job.
Just wanted to say a big, big thank you again Simon and the team. As usual your professionalism and care is the best in the industry! Over the years we have tried a few places and I can’t thank you enough for always doing a great job and also letting us know what needs to be done. See you again next year, we are off on early summer holidays now with the boat!
I definitely will be recommending your team to others in the marina. A BIG THANK YOU!!!
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