After Australia II’s historic 1983 victory in Newport, Trevor Richards decided to escape the mainframe computer industry and sail his 29 ft. sloop North-about from Fremantle to Brisbane. Returning to Fremantle in 1985, the boat was sold to fund Yacht Grot, buying and selling second-hand boating gear from his home.
By the time the America's Cup had departed in 1987 the business had expanded, setting up shop in Fremantle from where it continues to operate to this day as a chandlery, having become a destination store in the port city.
Yacht Grot has branched beyond the marine industry to become a provider of hardware solutions to a wide variety of non-boating individuals and businesses using our knowledge and experience of marine products.
We pride ourselves on our expertise and service in helping customers to achieve a good outcome.
We welcome enquiries and orders via email or by phone and we ship daily to all parts of Australia and overseas. We look forward to hearing from you!