Tides USA started manufacturing dripless propeller shaft seals over 25 years ago, with tens of thousands of products in use around the world fitted to commercial and pleasure craft.
To support overseas clients Tides Marine International Limited, based in Poole UK, commenced operations in 2002 handling sales, providing technical support and developed to become the main overseas distribution hub for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Additional Tides Marine sales offices have been opened working alongside a network of distributors and dealers:-
Tides Marine International originally only supplied Tides Marine US manufactured products to major boat builders in the UK and Europe.
Since 2005 additional boat builders have been added to our client portfolio along with many propulsion equipment manufacturers now specifying Tides Marine shaft seals and rudder tubes as their preferred option. The re-fit and after sales market has also been targeted to ensure service and spare parts are readily available.
To build on our existing client base, subsequent product lines have been added:-
2006 Aqualuma underwater lighting
2007 Armstrong Nautical Deck Plates & Boarding Ladders
2010 Fendequip fender covers
2010 Aqualuma Interior & exterior lights
2011 Reverso oil change and fuel polishing systems
2011 Arctic Steel Duplex 2205 stainless steel water strainers
2016 Megapulse Battery Conditioning
2016 Dolphin Chargers/Inverters
For the past 10 years, I have been with Tides Marine, moving from position of Technical Sales Manager to Managing Director 3 years ago. I am a qualified Marine Engineer having served in the Merchant Navy and am responsible for business delivery throughout the Tides Marine Group particularly UK & Europe.
Tides Marine have taken on some new products and with the help of my fabulous team we plan to expand our horizons.
The role of Sales Administrator encompasses being one of the first points of contact for customer queries and orders whilst also dealing with suppliers. In addition I hold responsibility for ISO standards.
My 9 years with Tides Marine have given me a wealth of experience and technical knowledge meaning that with just a brief explanation of a problem I can advise the best course of action.
Primarily my responsibilities lie in picking, sticking and packing to ensure customers receive their orders on time. In addition I am one of the first points of contact in the office.
Over the 4 years that I have worked at Tides Marine I have acquired extensive product knowledge and as a member of the office based team I am always happy to try and assist customers with any queries they may have.