Marine Trade Supplies doubled in size in May this year and now, plans to enter 2019 with a move to purpose-built, greatly expanded premises over 1,000m².
With new branding, more than 5,000 products and a massive new store with plenty of room for continued growth, Marine Trade Supplies is the largest of its kind in Australia, now occupying a highly-visible street frontage at The Boat Works.
Marine Trade Supplies focuses on providing chandlery and boating products direct to trade customers, Boat builders, manufacturers and boat owners, catering to craft from 26 to 150ft.
“We are enjoying a phenomenal growth spurt and now look forward to the next phase,” said an ecstatic John Lance, owner and Director at Marine Trade Supplies about the new mega chandlery.
“The Boat Works is going ballistic! The dry storage facility is close to capacity, lifting at record levels, all the tenants are busy and the expansion is on track for April 2019 opening.
“We are staying ahead of that momentum. Our new purpose built facility with a fantastic layout boasting the latest in shelving and conveyors at the counter for customer convenience,” said John. “Our customers experience will be greatly enhanced, better signage and dedicated fast service lanes along with a Customer Service counter for special orders.”
“Our product range has and always will be entirely driven by customer demand and we go to great lengths to stock everything they needed for vessels of all sizes, powerboats, sailboats, multihulls, recreational and commercial vessels. Plus, if we don’t have it on the shelf, we will get it in for you with ultra-quick delivery times, often overnight!”
“Our continual focus is to ensure we are buying direct from the manufacturer or we import the products ourselves and with this strategy it ensures we have top products at great prices.
“We have hundreds of exclusive international and top-quality brands onboard and we’re always adding new lines as we continue to expand our offering. Early next year we intend to grow our sailing offer with the addition of Harken products to our Sailing range, whilst enhancing our existing Richard & Ronstan ranges.
We will also be increasing our Electrical range with more quality switching gear for the local Electricians and the addition of two more pump brands. We also hope to diversify into some lifestyle gear focusing on the outdoorsman, things like National Luna portable fridges, Solar & Winches.
We have grown considerably in the past few years and one of our greater achievements in the past 12 months is becoming a Trusted 3M distributor & being appointed as Highfield Rib Boats reseller.
Our current products range from accessories and deck hardware, paint, fiberglass, resin, plywood sheeting and thermo-lite board, to a full selection of Marine safety equipment, all detailing supplies, anti-foul, anchors, plumbing, electrical, LED lighting and Australian-made specialist ropes.
Current brands include 3M, West Sysem, Farecla, Collinite, Presta, Always Dry Marine Ceramic Coatings, IRB Ropes, International Marine Paints, Altex Yacht & Boat Paint, Jotun Marine, PPG Paint, Hempel Paints, Wattyl Paint (Sherwin Williams), Propspeed and the just released Lightspeed for underwater lights, SP Tools, Festool, Rupes, Australian-made PWB anchor chain, Vetus Maxwell winches & Rocna Anchors and added most recently brands, huge brands such as Musto apparel, The Famous Yeti range, Hella lighting, Awlgrip Paints and new to Australia, the Jotun Yachting range of paints.
The team at Marine Trades & Chandlery Superstore has the boating background and expertise to handle any request or requirement. John, who has his Master Class 3 and a background helming commercial vessels in Cairns and superyachts in the Mediterranean, leads a team of four full-time marine professionals who are experts in all facets of boats and equipment. If your project is technical we can call for support direct to our suppliers for additional assistance.
“We can proudly state we are the ‘one-stop shop’ for every boating need,” said John. “We’re all boaties so we know the gear and how to use it. Every single product comes with expert advice.” John proudly states,
“With this next phase of growth, and certainly within the next 5 years, there will be no other Chandlery that can match the in-store range and pricing we will have on offer. Our customers are already enjoying the unique range, loving the prices and really enjoying the fact we have so much stock on the shelves. As The Boat Works continues with it’s expansion we are also stepping up and enhancing our offering and range.”
Watch this space, after the opening they will be having some open days, product demonstrations and more so make sure you follow the Marine Trade Supplies & Chandlery social pages for the latest updates.
Showroom to open April 2019