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2021 brings another very exciting chapter for Marine Trade Supplies & Chandlery. We are proud to announce the launch of our newly formed Marine & Protective Coatings Division. Headed up by one of the most experienced coatings advisors with a NACE 2 Coating Inspector Certification in SE QLD.

We are very proud to bring into the team Kasey McAllan. Kasey has over 15 years’ experience specializing in the marine coatings business. Kasey has worked as a sales rep for the world’s best brands in marine paints & has specified paint systems for everything from Superyachts to commercial vessels, bridges & pylons and everything in between. His talents are I believe unrivalled and his skillset & professionalism with bring our offering to another level.

John Lance, managing director of Marine Trade Supplies said: “With the investment & growth Tony Longhurst has brought into The Boat Works already, now with an operational 300t ship lift in the cleanest & best boatyard in Australia, this migration into a dedicated coatings division just makes sense.

We have grown immensely over these past 9 years from a small trade store into what we are today; the leading chandlery in SE Qld. We initially built an extension we called the trade centre off the side of our old store in J1, then we took over J2, the tenancy next door, then we built the 1,000 sqm Superstore at B2 that we currently occupy all still within The Boat Works ship yard. We have gone from 1 staff member to now 7 staff, all with fantastic experience in various fields. We are often complimented on our range in store along with our ability to bring in special orders.

We will now step up our service offering to both trade and retail customers with a truly seasoned professional. Kasey will also work alongside The Boat Works management when required by offering his technical expertise to Superyacht Captains and commercial boat owners in any way possible.

Kasey’s experience will give Yacht Owners & Captains the confidence that lifting here at The Boat Works makes a lot of sense if you want to conduct antifouling, sand blasting, resprays and paint repairs. The Superyacht yard here at The Boat Works is truly unrivalled. Every detail of design has been introduced. Aqualuma Lighting, walls that dust cannot sit on, power and water everywhere, even dedicated Offices for Captains to conduct business within, not to mention access to the best Chandlery Superstore possibly in Australia on site!

“There is a multitude of very talented spray-painting firms here at The Boat Works, also in the immediate Coomera Marine Precinct that we will work with very closely. We will now be able to offer those painters Kasey’s support in ensuring a world class paint system, premium support, using the world’s top brands.”

Our Suppliers include Akzo Nobel, Jotun Marine, PPG, Altex, Hempel, Wattyl (Now Sherwin Williams). These suppliers have wanted a dedicated rep on board at Marine Trade for some time now, and we believe we have gone above & beyond with Kasey’s talent and we invite all coatings suppliers to make contact with Kasey and work with him on your latest innovations. If you are an applicator and want to utilise Kasey’s experience just call, we would love to work with your firm in delivering outstanding outcomes.”

A few words from Kasey:

“I am extremely excited to join the team at Marine Trade Supplies as the newly appointed Sales Manager for Marine & Protective Coatings and look forward to bringing professional service and advice to our valued customers and clients.

I have been in the Marine coatings industry for over 15yrs and have been lucky enough to work with some of the world’s leading paints and coatings manufacturers. During this time, I have had the privilege of learning from some of the best technical and practical minds in the business and completing a NACE 2 Coating Inspector Certification.

From dealing with High Profile Superyachts to beautifully handcrafted timber vessels and everything in between, my experience covers the latest and greatest coatings systems to tried and true product leaders in the market.

Marine Trade Supplies is based at the ever expanding and magnificent facility that is The Boat Works Gold Coast Marina, I feel I can provide added value for The Marina, Professional applicators, visiting captains and vessel owners alike with the peace of mind and professionalism expected.

Service is my passion. Need or want someone to look at your vessel when lifted or on the Hardstand prior to any painting or coating project? Give me a call 07 5500 0002 or come and see me at Marine Trade Supplies.

With all the leading paint and coatings brands available, we have the solution for you.”

Welcome aboard Kasey, we are really honoured to have you as part of the team and cannot wait to get cracking into 2021!

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