Hall of Fame
2010 Hall of Fame Inductee: Greg Fenwick
Greg Fenwick has been a member of the New Zealand marine industry for almost 40 years.
In that time, he has overseen sponsorships for some of New Zealand’s highest profile events, both power and sail. He has also been a very strong, long-term supporter of the New Zealand Boat Show, exhibiting every year for the last 30 years and often supplying a substantial part of the gate prize package.
Greg first joined the marine industry in 1973, as a salesman for International Marine, New Zealand’s largest Mercury dealer. Greg then moved to Moller Marine where he sold Mariner outboards and Volvo inboards before Mollers gave up the Mariner agency in 1982 to distribute the then virtually unknown Yamaha brand.
Greg has been the driving force behind Yamaha’s growth into the top-selling outboard brand in the country.
Along the way, he has supported virtually every marine magazine with full page advertisements, often by buying their most expensive space: the outside back covers.
He has also supported many marine events and teams.
These include the Offshore Powerboat World Championships in Auckland in 1986; Thundercat Racing; Ski Racing; the PBRO Rallies of the 1980s (which Yamaha-powered boats usually “won”; the Boating Industry Training organisation’s Marine Trades Challenge and of course, numerous Team New Zealand campaigns for the America’s Cup.
Passionate about both the products he sells and the teams he supports, Greg Fenwick is a worthy inductee into the New Zealand Boat Show Hall of Fame.