With over 35 years’ experience in the marine industry, Mark Chapman founded Chapman Marine on Sydney Harbour in the late 1980’s. Here, Mark housed a team of several marine engineers in one of the largest Marine Sales and Service Centres on Sydney Harbour.
From that time on, the “Chapman” brand grew rapidly and achieved success in building some of the fastest high performance powerboats in Australia throughout the late 80’s & early 90’s. During this period, Chapman also held the agency for the iconic Wellcraft & Scarab performance boats.
In the early 2000’s, Chapman Marine aligned forces with Princess Motor Yachts. Between 2000 & 2007 the company sold in excess of 37 Princess Yachts and numerous brokerage boats. In addition, the company took on representation of some of the most well-known brands around the world, including Fairline Motor Yachts, Chris Craft, Riva, Regal Sport Boats and Wellcraft.
Sales during this period proudly include approximately 45 Chris Crafts, 14 Fairline Yachts and hundreds of smaller sports cruisers and brokerage vessels. To this day, Mark is the Managing Director of Chapman Marine Group and works symbiotically alongside Chapman Yacht Management, owned by his son Cooper Chapman. As the name carries on “Chapman Marine Group” is now the licensed NSW distributor for Sea Ray, Beneteau, and Wellcraft boats with headquarters in Sydney, Australia.