Photography by The Boat Works
Boaties and marine trades now have their dreams fulfilled with the official opening of the Australia’s largest marine supplies Superstore at The Boat Works, Coomera.
Doubling in size over the past year, Marine Trades & Chandlery Superstore is located at the gateway to the Gold Coast marine precinct, and is “a veritable treasure trove of quality boating products, from the smallest item to pallets of product, supplying retail customers, trades and manufacturers”.
In operation for the past five years, the business has enjoyed steady growth, fuelled by the momentum led by landlord and The Boat Works’ owner and Champion race driver, Tony Longhurst.
Marine Trades & Chandlery has doubled its premises and diversity of products in the past 12 months which owner and director, John Lance attributes to “listening to our customers and going to great lengths to stock everything they need”.
“Sales are booming as The Boat Works continues to break boat lift records each month and tenants experience that flow on to work on vessels of all sizes, powerboats, sailboats, multihulls, recreational and commercial.
“We have formed great relationships with our customers, from DIY to major manufacturers over the years and diversified from chandlery items to having exclusive international brands onboard. We have the ability to sell from 1 Litre of paint to entire pallets.
“Fulfilling our customers’ requirements, we have seen stock levels grow to the point where we have expanded into two tenancies! Our size gives us the buying power with Australian and international suppliers and we proudly pass this on to customers who enjoy better than competitive pricing.
“And, if we don’t have it on the shelf, we will get it in with ultra-quick delivery times, often overnight!”
The Superstore is something to behold, filled to the gunwales with products sourced from around the world. Brands include 3M, Farecla, Collinite, Presta, Wattyl Paint, SP Tools, Festool and a host of new suppliers, most recently, the exclusive distribution of Australian-made PWB anchor chain which comes complete with a Test Certificate, vital for your insurance company.
Products range from boat chandlery, 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 specialist ropes.
The team at Marine Trades & Chandlery Superstore has the skillset 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.
Brendan Mann is a champion sailor and knows all the latest products and terminology to ably assist the sailing set, Luke Miller has a background managing a major boating supplies outlet, and Dean Thompson has extensive experience in fishing, camping and anything to do with plywood and tools!
“We can proudly state we are the ‘one-stop shop’ for everybody,” said John. “Our product range has to be seen to be believed, and hands-down, our expertise and customer service are second to none.”