O’Neill Wetsuits operates from European headquarters in Midhurst, near Chichester, West Sussex, and enjoys a long-standing relationship with south coast Dealer Pentagon Commercials.
The new arrivals are wrapped in a bespoke livery and are powered by 163hp engines and ride on 17-inch, six-spoke alloy wheels. As Dualiner models they have second rows of seats too, so each can carry up to five people in comfort and safety.
Also included on the fleet is a single Brabus-styled Vito Sport-X, which features a 224 hp V6.
‘The Vito Sport looks great and is very comfortable and well equipped,’ commented O’Neill’s product manager, Joe Turnbull. ‘It’s also a lot of fun to drive, more like a high-end car than a van. We’re not delivery drivers but sometimes carry samples, shop fixtures and the like, as well as colleagues when we attend events.
‘Most of the time, however, these vehicles are chock-full of our own sports equipment. You have to be an enthusiast to work in this business – that’s why my Vito is always fully loaded with kite surfing and bike gear.’
The Vito fleet is maintained by factory-trained technicians at Pentagon’s Fareham headquarters, who fit only Mercedes-Benz genuine parts. O’Neill Wetsuits takes out Mercedes-Benz Service Package contracts under which all routine maintenance costs are covered by a simple, affordable monthly payment.
‘We’ve been relying on Pentagon to supply and service our vehicles for some 12 years now and the dealer provides a brilliant service,’ Turnbull added.
‘Factor in the Vito’s economy, reliability, long service intervals and three-year, unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty, and you have a vehicle that appeals as much to the head as it does to the heart – it’s an unbeatable combination.’