“I grew up swimming competitively and training for upwards of three hours a day. When I wasn’t in the pool I was surfing. In fact, most mornings you’ll still find me out there. I have a real affinity with the water . . . it’s continued throughout my life.
I’d planned on following Dad into architecture, but early on in university I realised it wasn’t for me. I wanted to get into advertising and knocked on every door in town until I got my start. Advertising led to publishing, which led to 20 odd years with Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios, travelling around the world for months at a time.”
Martin Lyall was a passionate SMART Boating share owner when the opportunity came up to buy the SMART Boating business.
“If you love your job, you never have to work another day in your life. I am very passionate about the business we are in and enjoy creating the opportunity for our clients to enrich their lifestyle with excellent boating experiences on our great waterways.”
David Grice was lucky enough to have been raised close to the shores of Middle Harbour and nearby ocean beaches. Water sports dominated his life, and he considered Middle Harbour his backyard.
Afternoons and weekend were full of boating and sailing from fishing, sailing dinghies and the early days of windsurfers. But it was the sight of majestic ocean-going yachts that captured his dreams particularly on Boxing Day and lead him into Ocean Racing.
“I really believe in the SMART Boating product. Their share ownership model continually proves itself as a great way to own a boat!”
Sarah Stevenson joined the SMART Boating team at Bayview in 2007. With an impressive background in the hospitality and tour guide industries, she was the perfect fit for the team as the customer services manager.
In her role, Sarah oversees the operation of the entire business. She is the frontline contact with all syndicate owners. She handles enquiries, liaises with clients and marina staff, troubleshoots issues, manages the booking system operations, schedules maintenance … you name it Sarah does it!