• December 1, 2012

    STRAIGHT-MCKAY Ltd. Nova Scotia Canada


    What We Do

    For over 60 years, Stright-MacKay has provided our customers with the best and most innovative marine products from around the world, offering a wide selection of over 9,000 stock items, parts and supplies based on industry demand and direct customer feedback. But we go even further to provide in-depth product knowledge and superior service on brand names you can trust. Brands such as our exclusive Canadian distribution for Johnson Pump, Vetus, Quick, Torqeedo, Plastimo and Holt. 
    We provide the most comprehensive inventory of marine equipment in Atlantic Canada. And we back it with exceptional customer support - on every level. This means expert guidance about the parts we sell. Helpful advice about industry trends and new regulations. And carefully listening to our customers to gain a full understanding of their needs. It also means rapid, next-day delivery in order to get boats back on the water as soon as possible. All in an effort to help you go further. That’s what we do.


    In 1948, Stright-MacKay was founded as a boat building firm in Pictou, Nova Scotia, and quickly developed a solid reputation for constructing superior yachts and commercial vessels, as well as developing a retail outlet for commercial fishing supplies. The company decided to cease boat building operations in 1982 and focus on our distribution business to meet the growing demand for marine equipment products and supplies. It is this distribution business that represents today’s Stright-MacKay.


    We've never lost sight of what’s made us so successful: listening to our customers and sharing our expertise to help them go further. Whether you’re a boat builder, commercial fisherman or dealer, you’ll receive consistently friendly, valuable assistance. You can rest assured that our success is measured by yours.

    Boat Builders

    Stright-MacKay’s long history of building and servicing boats - our original business back in 1948 - has contributed greatly to our ability to help boat builders go further. Whether you need electrical parts, paint supplies, cabin equipment or anything in between, our crew will guide you in the right direction. Our experience has taught us the difference between various brands and individual components, and we feel a sense of responsibility to share this with our customers.

    The Stright-MacKay 
    Dealer Network

    Stright-MacKay dealers are an essential part of our success, connecting our reliable, top-name products to those who need them on the water. Our commitment to the industry as a whole has helped us develop the largest commercial marine dealer network in Atlantic Canada -- a network that has now expanded to include customers across the country, as well as the U.S. Europe and Greenland. We proudly offer our dealers: • guaranteed next-day shipping on our extensive in-stock inventory • special orders on non-stock products • very competitive pricing on a worldwide product line • bilingual, technically knowledgeable customer service staff • generous free freight and booking programs • special manufacturers’ promotions (i.e.Spring Buying Option Program) • FREE supply of printed catalogues and other support materials • toll free phone and fax numbers