Sunstate Hobie has moved to a Great new location in a more convenient location and bigger premises. There is still a lot of work to do but things are taking shape and we ARE open.
As mentioned last week, The Sunstate Hobie MOVE is only 2 km’s down the road to Unit 2, 525 Lytton Road, Morningside.
This lock-down has been a blessing in disguise for us. We have remained open as we supply lifebuoys, Life jackets and other safety equipment to a number of industries along the river. A number of our customers also believe we are an essential service for customers peace of mind and also their exercise. With this lock-down things have been a lot quieter which has given us time to really get into the move. Here are a few pics of the progress :
We are still sending out phone and online orders and today I had to do a contact-free delivery of a new Compass Duo to Hope Island. Michael’s wife is stuck in NSW and he needs to get out and exercise!
To those who missed last weeks news, Sunstate Hobie has moved but we are also changing our trading name. We have been trading as Sunstate Hobie but the business name is Sunstate Watersports. Our new Signage will be Sunstate Watersports and this is the name we will be trading as. This move is to include the large range of “non” Hobie products that we now carry. We are still the “Home of Hobie” in Queensland and if you look at the pictures, we are the first dealer to have a new Hobie Lynx in the shop! I’ll be out exercising on it this weekend and will report back but so far I have been VERY impressed!
When I took over the business 3 years ago it was the right thing to keep the business where it was and to continue trading as Sunstate Hobie. Since then Hobie has discontinued their paddle kayaks so we now import the FishYak range, a great range of paddle kayaks at less than half the price. We have access to the full range of Old Town kayaks and Canoes. Demand has also grown for accessories like RailBlaza, FPV, BerleyPro, Humminbird, Minn Kota. We have a new range of powerful, IP67 Bluetooth Speakers that float …. the list goes on. We have outgrown the space and also the limitations of the name Sunstate Hobie.
A name change is NOT an easy one and especially when the name has so much history. This has not been an easy decision but is one that has had to happen for more reasons than I can explain. I hope you will all embrace the change and continue to support us, after all, my business, my passion exists to serve you and your passions!
There is still a lot to be done but we will be aiming to make the transition as streamlined as possible with as little interruption to our daily operations.
Thank you for your understanding! We will have an official opening toward the end of August and will let you all know a date!