Ron Savidant


Nov 17, 2020

Ron Savidant will be the company president of the new amalgamated company, Maritime Marine Supply.

Stright-MacKay Ltd. & Mermaid Marine Products Are Joining Together

Two well-established marine distributors with deep Maritime roots are joining together to form a single company. Maritime Marine Supply will begin filling orders for marine dealers and boat builders across Canada beginning in January 2021.

Stright-MacKay and Mermaid Marine each have their own history and identity. Maritime Marine Supply will build on that foundation, and continue the East Coast tradition of forging lasting relationships based on trust and respect. “Maritime Marine will combine the strengths of both companies without sacrificing the qualities that made each company unique,” says company president, Ron Savidant.

Mermaid Marine and Stright-MackayIn 2019, a family-owned business from Nova Scotia purchased Stright-MacKay and Mermaid Marine. Since that time, the two companies have continued to operate independently. For the past six months, Stright-MacKay and Mermaid Marine have shared a management team. This is the same team that will lead Maritime Marine Supply into the future.

Ron Savidant will serve as president, and Lee Toole will be vice president of sales. Ron has played a vital role in Mermaid Marine’s growth over the past 23 years. He has held the position of general manager since 2007. Lee has worked with Stright- MacKay for 20 years, spending much of his time as sales manager. These strong leaders, along with the established team of product experts at both locations, will ensure that the upcoming transition is seamless.

Maritime Marine Supply respects the heritage and traditions of both Stright-MacKay and Mermaid Marine. The primary goal of the unified company is to act in the best interests of Canadian boaters while maintaining a strong sense of continuity with the past. Maritime Marine Supply is grateful for the business and loyalty of countless dealers and customers who have supported both businesses over the years. The integrated company will draw on a century of experience serving the boating community to offer even more stock, more selection, and more specialized product knowledge.

This is an exciting, new chapter in the growth of Canada’s marine industry. The dedicated team of professionals at Maritime Marine looks forward to sharing this journey with everyone involved with the boating community. Maritime Marine Supply is the same team you’ve always trusted; our family’s just grown a little larger!

Maritime Marine SupplyOne name. One company. One maritime family. Even greater than the sum of its parts.

In 1948, Stright-MacKay Ltd. was founded as a boat building firm in Pictou, Nova Scotia. It quickly developed a solid reputation for constructing superior yachts and commercial vessels. It also developed a retail outlet for commercial fishing supplies. In 1982, the company decided to focus on distribution in order to meet the growing demand for marine equipment and supplies.

Mermaid Marine Products was founded in Vallée du Richelieu, Quebec, in 1973. The company initially repaired transmissions. Before long, Mermaid Marine moved to Prince Edward Island where it moved from engine repair into the sale of parts and ac- cessories. Since then, Mermaid has steadily grown into its present form as a modern, computerized depot.

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