-– Robert Louis Stevenson
The Schooner Chandlery
Our goal is to provide an online nautical marketplace that is a resource for traditional methods, materials and tools while providing an affordable venue for small businesses and individuals including seafaring adventurers, as well as organizations--including boat clubs and nautical causes--to sell their own branded wares.
The Schooner Chandlery came into being because we saw a need and an opportunity to connect the makers who provide a diversity of unique services and wares to the people who need them -- including those who want vintage or historic methods and materials for their vessel. Everywhere, these small businesses and craftsmen are important to conserving and restoring historic vessels and structures.
The Schooner Chandlery marketplace increases the opportunity for the general public to find unique makers and it enables makers to connect directly with their customers near and far. We do this as a nautical online shopping site where you can browse and buy directly from the makers: nautical small businesses, artists, craftsmen, and service providers. Here, you can find supplies for your new or classic boat; branded items from historic ships and other nautical causes; as well as wares from today's sailing explorers.
The word "schooner" evokes thoughts of history, heritage, ventures and adventure. What comes to your mind? The world's trade routes, treasure maps, noonsights, and sextants? Privateers and the Revolutionary War? Fortunes that were made and lost with trade as well as the fleets of fishing schooners of the North Atlantic and the lumber schooners of the Pacific Northwest? The campaigns of great racing schooners or the original America's Cup? Perhaps high latitude adventures with glaciers in view or even peaceful and secluded Caribbean and South Pacific anchorages of coral and sandy beaches?
Who are we?
We are Brenda Hattery and David Hattery. Enchanted with history and the natural world around us. Preferred lifestyle is seafaring adventure aboard our historic schooner. Preferred scene is a peaceful anchorage in the middle of nowhere–with high speed Internet access via a convenient hill-top tower nearby. We are lovers of technology, entrepreneurship, and strong communities. We engage in historic preservation via professional, volunteer, and personal efforts to conserve and restore the historic elements around us–be it buildings, open space conservation, or restoring the architectural elements of our homes. Our present home is a 1931 schooner that we took a few years off from other things to restore and sail.
but by what we refuse to destroy. — John C. Sawhill
The Ventures and Adventures
Today's sailing explorations and ocean-based adventures are diverse. Many impressive ocean adventures and racing campaigns are undertaken on shoestring budgets with simple determination and no fanfare. They just do it. Many of these seafarers are artists, writers, and makers who are simply supporting their travels with their talents. The Schooner Chandlery provides a convenient gathering place for these adventurers' nautically-themed wares all in one place. Visitors can buy directly from a seafaring adventurer in our Schooner Chandlery marketplace.
Swim the sea
Drink the wild air
–Ralph Waldo Emerson