Meet the team
The RMC Service Team
Travis Edney, Director
Charles Koole, Service Manager
Travis grew up in the Brisbane bayside where he learnt to enjoy the lifestyle boating offers. After school, he completed his trade as an electrical fitter mechanic but soon after found his way back to the water and started a career as a marine engineer.
Moving overseas he worked his way through marine college and achieved his Marine Engineers license while working on large private and commercial motor yachts travelling worldwide. After 13 years in the marine industry, he has now returned home and based on the Gold Coast where he will be running the new upcoming RMC Service Centre where he hopes he can capitalise on the experience he has gained over the years.
Charles has been in the Marine Industry for approx 22 years working mainly from a technical perspective, however also as skipper. He is familiar with various brands of pleasure craft from Mustang to Riviera & Searay to Sunseeker Yachts.
Charles also has experience in a customer service role. In the last 15 years performing duties including Warranty & After Sales Care. In the last 7 years Charles held the Operations Manager title at Seatech Marine as a Volvo & Mercruiser agent. Possessing a wide and varied knowledge of mechanical and electrical facets of boating RMC Service is excited to welcome Charles to the team.
Sarah was initially introduced to Riviera when she began working in the family business (Greg Swain Marine) as a contractor for Riviera in 2004.
In 2007 Sarah was fortunate enough to be offered an Administration Assistant position within the then newly built Aftermarket & Service Centre.
In 2012 moved over to join the Genuine Parts & Accessories team as Genuine Parts Co-ordinator.
The experience within these roles has allowed Sarah to gain a wealth of Riviera knowledge, from the early models to the existing and Flagship models.
I look forward to being able to continue to assist our Riviera owners within the R Marine Crawley family.
Todd completed his apprenticeship with Riviera in 2009 and was involved with the build of the Riviera 75 and 77 between 2011 & 2013.
Among Todd’s accolades include designing & building competition racing surf skis. A skilled craftsman Todd also worked in the production of fibreglass ute canopies, making the moulds for specialised custom fit-out’s and installations.
At RMC Service Todd’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Permateek fabrication and installation for brand new Riviera vessels also pre-loved vessels requiring a revitalising approach to new decking.
- Installation of 12v electronics and navigation equipment.
- General vessel maintenance.
- Mounting of tender cradles and accessories on new and used vessels.
Todd’s passions certainly include anything on the water but mostly revolve around fishing & boating on the weekends.
He is also a keen mountain biker every other weekend.
Gunther has always been into fixing things but his mechanical experience began when he was travelling around Europe as a part of a Professional Dirt Bike Racing Team in mid-2000.
Located in Estonia, (Gunther’s homeland), he began working with a Volvo
Penta Dealership in 2006. The business frequented with luxury boats such as Princess and Nimbus and also Mercruiser Stern-drives and Mercury Outboards. Gunther worked with the organisation until felt he wanted to embark on a new adventure and this is when he made the move to Australia in 2012.
Setting about obtaining sponsorship and for almost 6 years Gunther was
working with heavy farm machinery, overseeing the workshop, procuring spare parts and
performing machinery maintenance.
In 2018 Gunther satisfyingly got back into the thing he loved working with the most where he relocated to the Gold Coast to work with luxury vessels. Gunther says,” The boat business is where I want to be and the great mechanical advances on these luxury vessels make this a very exciting industry to be in. I can’t wait to see where this road takes
me to with RMC Service Centre”.
During my free time, Gunther enjoys playing play ice hockey, boating and travelling with his partner.
Tyde has a background in the automotive industry, specifically with Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and originally from the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney.
A qualified automotive technician and very familiar with the fundamentals of working on prestige products RMC Service Centre are fortunate to have Tyde onboard.
Tyde is across many different trades where he has shown skills surfboard glassing. Performing tasks such as fibreglassing, hot coating, spray painting and finally quality control in a previous role as general hand & finisher.
He takes pride in keeping a clean and organised space and enthusiastically looks forward to elevating the RMC Service Centre as the business grows.
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