Chapman Marine Group
Drawing on decades of marine industry experience, Chapman Marine Group is an all-inclusive business offering new boat sales of world-leading brands, brokerage sales of pre-owned powerboats and motor yachts, parts and accessories, marine servicing and yacht management.
Located right on the harbour at Sydney Boathouse, Chapman Marine Group is headed-up by marine industry stalwart Mark Chapman. He and his professional staff and associates provide dedicated and personal service to ensure you enjoy the on-water lifestyle to its fullest.
Chapman Marine Group’s mission:
To promote the lifestyle benefits that boating can bring to families and individuals through a connection with our company that will provide state-of-the-art products, facilities and services delivered in a time-efficient manner to enable those people to enhance their wellbeing by enjoying the adventures that journeys on the sea will bring to them.
About Mark Chapman
Mark Chapman is a well-known marine industry professional who has operated on Sydney Harbour for over 25 years.
From humble beginnings in the 1980s, he has sold and serviced a vast number of powerboats ranging from 6m runabouts to 30m super yachts.
As a qualified and experienced marine engineer, New Zealand-born Mark has held a number of high profile positions, notably managing director of namesake Chapman Marine Group, sales and marketing director for Sydney Boathouse, dealer principal for Sydney Princess Yachts, sales and marketing director for the importers of Fairline Boats UK in Australia.
Mark’s intimate knowledge and unequalled experience in luxury yacht brand management, sales and marketing, strategic planning, international brokerage, and import and distribution of world-renowned boat brands has cemented his market-leading reputation for building brands and sales performance across a variety of boating classes.
Knowing bow from stern and port from starboard is one thing… understanding the varying complexities of achieving maximum performance from any type of vessel is another thing altogether.
Mark is renowned for meticulous engine preparation and immaculately-rigged vessels. From offshore powerboats to F1 circuit race boats to some of Australia’s most successful ski race boats, he’s been at the heart of it all.
Mark’s career in performance boating throughout Australia and New Zealand is epitomised by an era during the ’80s and early ’90s, with some outstanding accolades:
- 1980: Mercury-powered Bullet One UIM unlimited mono world speed record of 111.08mph, Lake Munmorah NSW
- 1981: Overall Winner Bullet One NSW Ski Racing Series
- 1982: Bullet Australia Parker seven-hour Enduro, Arizona USA
- 1985: Established Chapman Performance Marine, specialising in race boats, with many successful outcomes for owners and teams
- 1985: Inaugural vice president Australian F1 Powerboat Association
- 1986: World Offshore Powerboat Championship Auckland NZ (Triple Merc EFI Robson 32)
- 1987: Overall Winner Bridge to Bridge Ski Race (first ever outboard-powered boat to win this prestigious event)
- 1988: Acquired the Australian distributorship for the Don Johnson-skippered 1988 World Championship-winning Wellcraft Scarab
- 1989-1995: Imported high-performance Scarabs and rigged them with MerCruiser engines for Australian boating enthusiasts
- 2005: Appointed Australian dealer for world-renowned Cigarette Boats
Mark’s hands-on experience enhances the preparation of every boat sold by Chapman Marine Group, to provide the ultimate performance and reliability it was designed for… making your boating pleasurable and exhilarating!
Mark began selling luxury yachts in 1990 with the launch of the Wellcraft 46 cockpit motor yacht and Wellcraft 43 Portofino. The rest, as they say, is history…
Late ’90s: Appointed the Australian distributor for USA-built Trojan Yachts – and achieved top international dealer awards for sales and customer satisfaction.
2000 to 2006: Instrumental in the establishment of the European motor yacht market in Australia as the dealer for Princess Yachts. Around 40 yachts were sold during that period, until the distribution was taken on by Riviera Marine Australia.
2007 to 2011: NSW and QLD dealer for Fairline Boats – and received Platinum awards for top sales achievements.
Mark has received many ‘best display’ awards at the Sydney International Boat Show throughout his years in the luxury yachting industry and has also sold numerous large brokerage yachts, including: Warren Yachts, Princess 82 and Fairline 78 to name just a few.
Sydney Boat House
Located right on the harbour at Rozelle Bay, just past the Anzac Bridge (minutes from the CBD), when you buy a boat from Chapman Marine Group you have direct access to everything Sydney Boathouse has to offer: dry boat storage, on-water marina berths, engine servicing, boat repairs, fuel sales and car parking.
The next phase of construction will introduce a number of waterfront restaurants, a cafe, general store, showrooms, offices, as well as a chandlery.
Along with getting you into the boat of your dreams, it’s Chapman Marine Group’s priority to make your ownership experience as seamless and enjoyable as it can be!