by Dom Wiseman

Marine Trade Supplies has hit 2019 with a bang. With the business doubling in size since May last year, Marine Trade Supplies will move to a purpose-built premises over 1,000m² this year.

The largest store of its kind, Marine Trade Supplies provides chandlery and boating products direct to trade customers, manufacturers and boat owners. They cater to craft from 26 to 150 feet.

John Lance, owner and Director at Marine Trade Supplies was excited to discuss the new chandlery, “we are enjoying a phenomenal growth spurt and now look forward to the next phase”.

The team at Marine Trades & Chandlery Superstore are extremely experienced and passionate boaters. All staff have a boating background and are up to the task, no matter the need or query. John Lance himself holds a Master Class 3 and has a background in helming commercial vessels in Cairns and superyachts in the Mediterranean.

“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.”

With more than 5,000 products in its massive new store, Marine Trade Supplies will now occupy a highly-visible street frontage at The Boat Works.

“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, plus there are plans to add a new 250 tonne lift catering to larger vessels.

“We are staying ahead of that momentum. Our new store is a great big shed with a fantastic layout and the latest in shelving and conveyors at the counter for customer convenience,” said John.

“Our product range is entirely driven by customer demand and we go to great lengths to stock everything they need for vessels of all sizes, powerboats, sailboats, multihulls, recreational and commercial. And, if we don’t have it on the shelf, we will get it in with ultra-quick delivery times, often overnight!”

With an enormous range of products including, accessories and deck hardware, paint, fiberglass, resin, plywood sheeting and thermo-lite board, to a full selection of safety equipment, all detailing supplies, anti-foul, anchors, plumbing, electrical, LED lighting and Australian-made specialist ropes.

Their brands include 3M, Farecla, Collinite, Presta, Wattyl Paint, SP Tools, Festool, Australian-made PWB anchor chain, and added most recently, brands such as Musto apparel, Yeti cups and storage, Hella lighting, Awlgrip and new to Australia, Jotun Xtreme gloss.