10 May 2023

Nautical Supplies geared up for the wet season

| Matt Nicholls
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Cairns-based Nautical Supplies sales manager Michael Hicks and branch manager Des McCosh.

GETTING your boats in shipshape condition over the holiday period is a great way to kill time in the wet season, says Des McCosh.

“When it’s flat we want you to be out on the water but when the conditions aren’t suitable, it’s time to think ahead for next time,” he said from Nautical Supplies in Cairns on Monday.

“We find the wet season can be a mixture. A lot of flat water, but also a lot of storms. It’s a great time of year to look at your vessel and think about what needs to be updated or upgraded.”

The branch manager of the Far North store said Nautical Supplies had set up shop in Cairns earlier in the year and was looking to the Cape to expand its client base.

“We know people in the Cape love their boats and we know there are some big vessels up there,” Mr McCosh said.

“A lot of the stuff we do is for the commercial sector, but we also provide equipment and services for recreational boaties.”

With decades of experience in the marine industry, Mr McCosh said he knew the challenges of living in a remote area.

“You don’t need to come and see us, just give us a call or send us an email,” he said.

“We are just around the corner from Sea Swift and Tuxworths so we can get equipment to you without too much hassle.”

The showroom at Portsmith gives customers an idea of the range of goods on offer.

Nautical Supplies has long been a supporter of remote communities in northern Australia ever since the family-run Darwin chandlery was established in 1978.

Still smelling of fresh paint after opening in March, Nautical Supplies in Cairns offers a new custom showroom and safety service centre at its Portsmith location, catering to a wide territory from the Gold Coast to Darwin and beyond.

Some of the services include: providing marine chandlery, electronics, safety equipment and a selection of maintenance and deck hardware.

“Nautical Supplies has always had a strong focus on marine safety, and can advise on the best life jacket, life raft or EPIRB for weekend boaters, through to complex SOLAS requirements for commercial and defence vessels,” Mr McCosh said.

For more information, call 4050 0090, connect on Facebook, or visit www.nauticalsupplies.com.au

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