Paynes Marine Group Again Named Jeppesen's Top Distributor


Paynes Marine Group, Victoria, BC, has been named 2010 North American Distributor of the Year by Jeppesen. This is the fourth consecutive year that Paynes, with additional sales offices located in Vancouver, Burnaby and Burlington, Ontario, has received the award.

Glenn Butt, Jeppesen's Canadian Regional Sales Manager, presented the award to Payne's Marine Group President Grant Kuebler at the Toronto International Boat Show. “The Payne's team has been able to adjust to the lagging economy and has been able to see growth in several key product lines — including C-MAP by Jeppesen cartography and Standard Horizon navigation and communications electronics,” said Butt. “Payne's continues to work closely with marine dealers to offer incentives and pricing that help maintain sales. This strong working relationship with dealers has allowed Payne's to remain the number one C-MAP by Jeppesen distributor for the fourth year in a row. In addition, Payne's excellent booking show in November makes 2011 look very promising and has us excited about the coming year.”

“I graciously accept this award on behalf of the Payne's Marine Group family,” said Kuebler.  “It's gratifying to see that, even during this historically challenging boating market, hard work, great products and strong programs still add up to sales growth.  This award is testimony to the strength of our people and our working partnership with Jeppesen.”