MALIBU Boats Australia general manager Price Taylor is returning home to the US satisfied he has completed the job he was recruited to do nearly six years ago.
Mr Taylor moved to Australia when the US-based Malibu parent company bought the Australian arm of the business from its founder, Xavier West.
The Florida native had worked in the boat building industry in the US for nearly 40 years when he accepted the offer to take charge of the move from private ownership to part of a company structure.
The 60-year-old farewells Australia next Friday to retire.
"It is a grand brand and the opportunity to work with a brand and come to Australia to meet new people was so appealing at the time," he said.
"The climate here and the climate in Florida is the same so the assimilation was really easy.
"What makes it nice is they leave us alone because we know our customers.
"We've got American technology, but Australian quality."
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More than 300 premium Malibu mid-level Axis boats are driven out of the Hope Court factory each year with some heading to Europe and China with New Zealand a comparably longer-term market.
"We see some real growth in China once they get over their current issues," he said.
Mr Taylor is also proud of more outlets stocking boats built in Albury and better manufacturing processes enshrined.
Creation of an entry level ski boat for Australian conditions and priced around $65,000 also took place on his watch.
But when he departs the thing he will miss most is the 65-strong workforce.
"We've built a great group of employees here," Mr Taylor said.
"I've been in the industry nearly 40 years and this group here builds the best quality product of any boat company I've been at.
"We might take a bit longer, but they are among some of the best boat builders in the world.
"Attention to detail and quality are what sells boats."
Malibu Boats Australia's director of finance Ben Slater has been appointed Mr Taylor's permanent replacement.