Apr 25, 2019

GA Checkpoint brings its Five-Star Team form the lower mainland to Vancouver Island’s the BC Boat Show at Port Sidney Marina May 2nd to 5th.

GA Checkpoint ZodiacZodiac Open 7, powered by Yamaha F250XB is featured along with a Avon 440 Seasport, a Zodiac Pro Open 650 and the Zodiac Cadet 330 console

GA Checkpoint is your dealer for all things Yamaha and more, the Lower Mainland’s exclusive Five Star Dearlership sells everything from motorcycles, ATVs and side-by-sides to outboards, water vehicles and sport boats.


They’re also your go-to source for power products, snowmobiles, Hewescraft, Kingfisher and G3 aluminium boats and Zodiac inflatables.


“No matter what you do outdoors, we have you covered,” says General Manager Brendan Keys. “We’re passionate about introducing new people to the lifestyle. Whether it’s on the water or on the road, we’re out there too.”

The GA Checkpoint Team can do that even better from their brand new, 18,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Port Coquitlam. The new store, at 1462 Mustang Pl., replaces the smaller Port Moody location, while the same great service and selection awaits at the Abbotsford store.

Port CoquitlamThe new 2 1/2-acre GA Checkpoint shop and service centre in Port Coquitlam offers ample free parking and easy access off both Highway 7 and Highway 1.

“We’re excited to be able to provide our customers access to all of our products under one roof,” Keys says of the new 2 1/2-acre shop and service centre in Port Coquitlam, complete with ample free parking and easy access off both Highway 7 and Highway 1.

GA Checkpoint’s Five Star designation is the pinnacle of quality. Yamaha’s Five Star Dealer Program is designed to identify those dealers committed to providing the best end-to-end customer service in the business.


Boats“Customer service is our No. 1 focus,” Keys says, noting it’s not only customers who have been with them for 30 years or more, but staff, too. “Being a Five Star dealership means we have the highest-quality standards in looking after our

customers – and we have to requalify for that five-star rating every year, which we’ve done since 2003!”

It’s not all about sales. Full-service departments, with technicians who are specialists in their various vehicles types, keep customers riding the road or waves for years to come.
The BC Boat Show from May 2-5th will give Vancouver Island residents an opportunity to meet with the GA checkpoint Five-Star team and experience the products and services that they offer to the public basis.


GA Checkpoint is Vancouver’s largest dealer of Yamaha powersports and marine products. Having served their loyal customers since 1974, they’re proud to have been named a Yamaha Five Star Dealer since 2003 – the longest running Five Star Dealer in BC!

-BN

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