>
 
FishingBoating-World.com
 
 
News Home Newsletters Photo Gallery Powerboat-World Australian Cruising World Cruising MarineBusiness-World Animated Knots
MarineBusiness-World Animated Knots Video Gallery MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : Game & Leisure – leading the Game Fisher market
Game & Leisure – leading the Game Fisher market


'Cabo-Hatteras Billfish Shoot Out event'    Creating Demand    Click Here to view large photo

Game & Leisure Boats on Queensland’s Gold Coast, has been in operation for 12 years and Managing Director Graham McCloy has more than 25 years industry experience. Keeping on top of the game fisher market relies on consistency, customer focus and quality boat brands.

The Australian dealers for Hatteras, Cabo and Grady White game fishing and cruising boats, the also represent Regal Sports cruisers and Bow Riders in Queensland and are the Gold Coast agents for the Signature Series of trailerable runabouts.

Graham McCloy -  Creating Demand   Click Here to view large photo


The team are game fishing boat specialists reflected in their representation of the world’s leading brands Hatteras, Cabo and Grady-White, and they have also put sponsorship behind the recent 2-day Cabo-Hatteras Billfish Shoot Out at Nelson Bay – a precursor to the NSW Interclub Tournament.

'We have a three year agreement as the naming rights sponsor,' says McCloy, reporting that the event took place over a fair weather weekend, where no records were set, but all participants had a great time and plenty of good fish were caught.

'We had a record number of boats involved – 110 from Queensland, NSW, Victoria and some from other parts of Australia. Port Stephens is a superb venue.'

The heaviest fish caught was a 176kg Blue Marlin, and while it was landed and kept, 97% of the fish caught over the weekend were tag and release.

'It’s a great fit for the promotion of Cabo and Hatteras boats,' explains McCloy. 'They are renowned US sea boats, over-engineered for the rough conditions here.'

Cabo-Hatteras Billfish Shoot Out -  Creating Demand   Click Here to view large photo


The business moved premises two years ago as a first strategic move for the future of the business. They moved from the southern end of Runaway Bay Marina to the northern retail frontage on Bayview street, with a large street front yard for trailer boats and a large number of marina berths for new and brokerage boats.

The move was instigated to allow a more visible retail presence for the major brands the business represents and to also grow their trailerable new and used boat market.

Recent sales success has seen large Hatteras and Cabo boats delivered to Brisbane, Sydney and a boat into New Guinea early in the new year. Plus a number of smaller vessels into the local South East Queensland market.

'We are doing quite well,' McCloy says, referring to the rocky times in the recreational boating industry. 'Our boats are always in demand by people who do their research and realise the less expensive boats just can’t compare.'

Thanks to the reach and immediacy of the internet, McCloy counts clients from around the world – Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Vanuatu and Fiji.

'Our secret is a quality product, good service and sticking to consistent work ethic and that results in repeat business and referrals. People are spending a lot of money on a boat, so they deserve to be looked after.'

McCloy, his wife Carmen and the team have positioned the business for significant growth for next year with the expectation of over 30 new boat sales for the year.

Hatteras GT54 -  Creating Demand   Click Here to view large photo


To support this growth Game & Leisure will also be embarking on their biggest ever marketing investment including an extensive campaign including the support of all major boat shows, considerable national advertising, support of local and national game fishing events, owner functions and also embracing new technology with a new web presence and further growth of their Facebook and YouTube social media activity.

Interior Hatteras GT54 -  Creating Demand   Click Here to view large photo


Next on the boat show calendar is Sanctuary Cove in May, where Game & Leisure will be exhibiting a range of stock and new boats.

Inside Hatteras GT54 -  Creating Demand   Click Here to view large photo


'We will have the new Cabo 40 Hardtop Express – the first one in Australia – as well as a Hatteras GT54, Cabo 36 Express, and the Australian launch of the Grady-White 360 Express. There will be special show pricing on the Cabo 40 Hardtop Express, which we think will add enormously to its appeal.'

More at www.gandlb.com.au or Tel: (07) 5577 5811.


by Jeni Bone

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.fishingboating-world.com/index.cfm?nid=107418

2:07 AM Tue 12 Mar 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







FishingBoating-World







Abbot Point onshore disposal by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority,












Great Barrier Reef plan released for comment by Queensland Minister for Environment,












Brisbane Boat Show begins *Feature by Jeni Bone,




































Playboy Playmate Shawn Dillon to join anglers at Wahoo Smackdown V
Marine Rescue crew saves cruiser in trouble in rough conditions
Dangerous conditions for boaters on most of NSW coast
2014 Mandurah Boat Show - Third largest boat show in Australia
Fishers invited to industry meetings
Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate
Andrew Scott joins Superior as General Manager *Feature
Best Birthday Party ever at Southport Yacht Club! *Feature
From nursery to school: Research highlights critical fish habitats
‘Hall of Fame’ status for Empire Marina *Feature
Saltwater Species Hunt Challenge launched
‘Fish Friendly’ accreditation for Sanctuary Cove Marina
Vicsail Boat show Open Day at Rushcutters Bay
Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO *Feature
Southport Yacht Club achieves Clean Marina certification + VIDEO *Feature
Port Kembla Volunteers bring in 75 metre monster from 5nm offshore
Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - Make every moment one to remember
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Queensland border to Sydney
Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Opening series concludes
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - Busy opening day
More new boats brand Brisbane Boat Show as a spectacular showcase   
Discover world of transport - Holidays at National Maritime Museum   
Garmin’s compact echo dv fishfinders pack a powerful punch   
Anthony Gagliardi wins Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Murray   
REMUS SharkCam captures up-close encounters with Great White Sharks   
From Penguins to Polar Bears   
Understanding the value of commercial fishers and how they survive   
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo on the horizon   
Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science   
Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways   
Brisbane Boat Show 2014 - New boat engines set to rev up interest   
Two rescued in tow from 13km offshore   
National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - 4WD heaven   
Sydney Boat Show display winners recognised *Feature   
US leads the way in shark conservation, science and management   
2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show: Popularity of caravanning and camping   
2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning   
John Hemingway joins anglers for upcoming Wahoo Smackdown V   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this evening   
Pacific Boating membership offers hassle-free boating *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW FBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT