The Binnacle

Binnacle Store

Dec 5, 2016

It has been 23 years since Chris Shaw and Robert Dempsey purchased The Binnacle and over that time they have carried out a continuous program of expansion. Today the retail store on Purcells Cove Road in Halifax covers 9,000 square feet on two floors. Way back in 1999, during the internet’s “stone age”, they boldly launched Binnacle.com and today online sales represent a significant portion of their total business.

BinnacleEach year at the Halifax International Boat Show the team from The Binnacle set up a huge and well stocked display, resulting lots of show goers leaving laden with goodies. We spoke with Tony Moore who runs The Binnacle’s electronics department. With 28 years in the marine retail business Tony says he is careful to direct customers, who can be overwhelmed with the choices and pace of change in marine electronics, to the equipment that can deal with their actual needs. For the boat show Tony will have a wide array of products including the Raymarine “Dragonfly 7PRO with Navionics+ charts. Which he says represents an excellent value of smaller powerboats.

You can check all this out at the Halifax International Boat Show, February 9 – 12, Exhibition Park in Halifax.

Tony Moore

 

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