There are several reasons why we have upgraded our website:
Firstly we wanted to separate our decorative items from our antiques leaving, in Rodgers words, ‘just the cream!’. Plus, the software that ran our old website had become a ‘relic’ itself and was lacking performance in the search engines and was too restrictive when it came to displaying our products properly. And lastly, the reason it has been almost compulsory to update the site appeared on our radar last year when we finally saw the essential tightening up of online trading laws, instantly outdating our old system, that encrypted payment information.
We were put in a position where we had to decide on whether to give up completely on being an online shop or to sink back to being a just gallery and catalogue. It was a tough decision, a catalogue would be much simpler as well as low risk and maintenance, after all, we have learnt over the years that marine antiques and decor are not very mail-order friendly. Eventually we realised that the advantages outweighed the negatives and we chose for the more difficult option of attempting to successfully e-commerce our this beautiful gear, making it avaialble to the masses, in our bid to be the Worlds most popular Marine Antiques Shop.
At this time, customers living outside of the UK cannot create an account and purchase direct through the website. This is because there is no way that we can leave it to a computer to calculate the shipping of items to outside the UK without problems calculating multiple, mixed-material, consignments and at the same time getting you, the customer, the most competitive rate. In our experience, marine antiques and decor are usually, large and bulky items and not very ‘add to basket’ friendly, hence our product upload policy of, ‘if in doubt, turn it to enquire’.
So, as in most cases, if the website cannot calculate freight to your country, you must fill in an enquiry on the item or items you are interested in, or telephone us direct to purchase.
For purchase enquiries e-mail us at: email@example.com or call us on: 0044 (0) 1647 253400
By tolerating the inability to purchase direct through our website you are gaining by allowing us to find the best possible freight quote for you. More work for us for sure, but a greater number of satisfied customers.
Unlike most antique dealers on the ‘special scheme’ we are VAT registered and have to charge VAT on all our goods that VAT applies to. Customers from outside the EU DO NOT have to pay the VAT. Businesses that can provide relevant tax credentials will receive a VAT invoice. Boat or Ship builders or renovators that can supply the relevant VAT exemption certificates also qualify for VAT er, exemptions!
Throughout our new website, we display prices where possible, but some may have the Add to Cart button removed and replaced with ‘Call for Price’. This is where the item is either fragile or weighs a lot and due to ever changing prices through couriers, we need to work out the best price to ship your goods. Please click the ‘Enquiry’ tab which is found within each and every product on our website, in order to send us your enquiry so that we can work out the most cost effective and reliable method of transport to your location.
Put briefly this means;
If you are interest in a price for an item which is not displaying a price, please contact us for a price by e-mail, phone or by filling in the enquiry form.
From the compulsive to the most selective, from the exhibitionist to the most discreet of collectors, all needs can be successfully catered for. Collectors from all around the World rely on us to find them the rare, unique and most importantly genuine marine antiques. We can also work on commission to acquire and appraise any antiques you are interested in us seeking out.
Trinity Marine’s trade and wholesale department was established in 1990 and since then we have supplied to retail shops, restaurants and bars, antique dealers, creative design agencies, interior designers, theatres, TV and Film production companies, advertising and promotional agencies, exhibition and events companies and book publishers across the UK, Europe, USA and beyond.
What tends to satisfy our customers the most about our stock is not not only its depth and available quantities but the low prices that follow as a consequence.
For trade/wholesale enquiries e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on: 0044 (0) 1647 253400 or fill in our Trade Application here
Apart from small packages the most common way we send goods out are via a pallet freight company.
1 x box/case the size of 120 x 100 x 180cm on a pallet can be tail-lifted to the pavement of 95% of UK postcodes for as little as £65+vat.
European pallet prices are also very reasonable considering the cost of shipping these days.
The only function this website, or any for that matter, cannot do accurately is to calculate the price of freight and shipping to countries outside of the UK.
We have been involved in the largest marine films, theme-parks and retail outlets you could care to mention as well as countless privately owned pubs, restaurants & homes around the World. If you love vintage, retro, mid-century design, 20th century industrial, art nouveau, art deco, 50’s deco, then you will soon become a fan, and if you have even a hint of imagination you can achieve marine decor that has presence & investment attached rather than throw away repro. What tends to satisfy our world-wide customer base of designers, architects and public the most about our stock is its depth, available quantities and the consequent low prices.
We have worked with:
- All Saints
- Jack Wills
- Quba Sails
- Ralph Lauren
- Amazing Retreats
- Zizzi’s Grenwich
- Urban Outfitters
- The Royal Jubilee Barge
- The Spirit of Chartwell
- Jamie Oliver North Hall, Mulberry, Planarama
We have supplied to various film studios for:
- King Kong
- The Boat That Rocked
- BBC & ITV Antique & Salvage Programmes
We have supplied to various theme parks:
- Disney Florida
- Disney Paris
- MGM Spain,
We have supplied to:
- Royal Navy
- Tower Bridge Boat Building Co
- Will Trickett Boat-Builders
- Splash Projects
and now you ….. Welcome to Trinity Marine