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, and yacht management.  Recognised as a Mercury Outboard and Sterndrive certified dealer, Chapman Marine Group also specialises in parts and accessories and marine servicing.

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.

About Mark Chapman

Mark Chapman has spent over 25 years in the international marine industry with detailed knowledge and experience in luxury yacht brand management, sales and marketing, managing sales teams, strategic planning, international brokerage, market research, as well as import and distribution of world renowned boat brands.

More recently, Mark has secured the dealership for Searay and Beneteau Powerboats for Sydney and greater area, operating out of new premises at the Sydney Boathouse Dry Storage and Marina Development on Sydney Harbour.

As a qualified and experienced marine engineer, New Zealand born Mark Chapman has attained a number of high profile positions, notably MD of namesake Chapman Marine Group, Dealer Principal for Sydney Princess Yachts from 2000 to 2006, Sales and Marketing Director for the importers of Fairline Boats UK in Australia from 2009 – 2011 and Executive Broker for Princess Yachts Australia.

Mark’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to develop and enhance the brand presence and identity of leading motor yachts into the Australian market, including Princess, Fairline, Chris-Craft, Riva, Regal and Wellcraft. His proven track record in product development, marketing communications and ongoing passion for delivering the highest standards of service in the industry has earned him numerous awards, including Display Excellence Awards at the Sydney International Boat Show, Number One International Dealer for Chriscraft USA, the Admiral’s Club Award, the International Sales Award for Regal Boats USA over three consecutive years, and Platinum Award for top International Dealer for Fairline Boats UK.

Mark’s intimate knowledge, integrity and unequalled experience 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 during the 80s to late 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
  • 2000: Appointed the Australian distributor for USA-built Trojan Yachts – and achieved top international dealer awards for sales and customer satisfaction.
  • 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…

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 2012: 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

Chapman Marine Group is based at Sydney Boathouse – Sydney Harbour’s premier dry boat storage facility and marina precinct.

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!