We spoke to Dan at Wanaka Powersports about a whirl-wind two years in business here in Wanaka. This business has gone from strength to strength; it has seen growth in the number of employees, outgrown its building, and begun to offer more interesting brands and powered toys. Wanaka Power Sports offers an incredible range of road bikes, including Indians and Royal Enfields, along with jet skis and side-by-sides. They have some new and exciting powered vehicles coming in soon!
The business was set up in 2016 and hit the ground running. Dan and his team quickly outgrew the initial 300m2 premises and upgraded to a new building on Ballantyne Road, where they house an impressive showroom of toys and motor sports vehicles. The team of eight is passionate about power sports and power toys.
Dan is originally from Matamata in the Waikato. He grew up trekking the 250km to Ohakune every weekend in winter to ski Mt Ruapehu. Like many of us, his love for snow drew him to Wanaka. Initially he set up his own business working on agri-machinery and service vehicles on the large stations in the areas. It was here that he met and began working with Lynley and the team at Launch.
Dan was able to sell his business and take his expertise and his connection to Lynley with him to Wanaka Power Sports. Lynley and the team at Launch manage the administration and book-keeping side of the business. She handles reconciliations, bill payments and invoicing.
Dan says, “Lynley is awesome! I don’t have to worry about anything; she takes all the stress out of the situation.” Dan confides, “I feel as if Lynley is always on call for advice and always available for me. I can call her anytime and she will help me and guide me to make good decisions. She is so good to deal with; she listens then makes it happen!”.
We have absolutely loved watching Dan’s success and the growth of his business. It has been fun to be a part the mission and learn a few things about motorbikes we never thought we would learn. We love the energy and passion Dan brings; he is an inspirational business owner, getting on with things right here in Wanaka.
Here’s to the next chapter!