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Welcome to The Tinnie Shack

Carla and Dean started The Tinnie Shack from scratch in 2000, with Carla running the shop front and Dean, running the workshop. The experience of this business rests with Dean, who is a qualified marine mechanic with over 40 years in the industry. Being a mad keen fisherman and owning several boats over the years, Dean wanted to start a marine business that had a focus on selling the best brands and styles of fishing boats that take into consideration the client’s needs and budget.

There are no gimmicks or pushy salesmen, just experience and an ability to understand each client’s needs. We work with highly recommended mechanics (or your preferred mechanic), throughout the country, so we are able to assist our clients no matter where your location.

We have done all the research for you already. Our ranges of boats are the best manufactured in that price range, and the warranty is an actual warranty. The vessels are produced with the best materials available, by experienced staff working to produce YOUR fishing boat to YOUR spec’s

The Tinnie Shack is situated in beautiful Mission Beach, on the coast between Cairns and Townsville. A stunning place to live, a great place to visit – especially on long weekends, so why not come up for a test ride, we will put the kettle on for you……

In 20 years Carla and Dean Grieve have developed their start up business, The Tinnie Shack, at Mission Beach, to become Queensland Honda Dealer of the Year in 2010. The dynamic couple were flown to the Gold Coast in mid-November to receive their award at the Honda outboard dealer’s conference, held at Sea World Nara Resort. The Tinnie Shack has been selling Honda outboards for a number year’s and have grown their business in that time to be one of the biggest sellers of Honda outboards engines in Queensland.

Carla is one of the very few female marine saleswomen in Australia. She has also grown an enormous reputation as a star of the weekly ABC Local Radio’s Fishtalk program, on both the Queensland wide show and the North Queensland program, and is heavily involved in promoting women in fishing. Carla and Dean are both fanatical anglers and are particularly active in the game fishing community where both have been tournament winners. Dean has on numerous occasions taken out titles at a North Queensland level and Carla won Champion Angler at the Mission Beach Game Fishing Tournament. They also represented Australia in the IGFA World Championships in Costa Rica in 2013.

The dynamic duo have grown their family run business to now employ six full time staff and they enjoy a formidable reputation for specializing in the sale of aluminium plate alloy boats. The Tinnie Shack is North Queensland dealers for Formosa Boats, Suzuki Marine and Honda Outboard Motors. At The Tinnie Shack there is a comprehensive range of Aluminium plate boats on display fitted with the awesome Honda Marine engines.

The Tinnie Shack also sells chandlery and tackle, along with the new and second hand boats, motors and trailers from their premises at Mission Beach. They operate a boat storage facility on-site and are also heavily involved in boat design, research and development.

The Tinnie Shack has developed an excellent reputation for service in the recreational, commercial and tourism sectors and has maintained very strong trading through the recent financial downturn. Dean and Carla are the real thing. It’s very rare to find what they have, and they do it well!

So make sure you drop in and see the team next time you’re in Mission Beach!

Dean and Carla Grieve. Mission Beach Game Fishing Club Awards  Costa Rica

Dealer of the Year  carla

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