STRAND MARINE & AUTO SYSTEMS LTD. started operating in 1990 as a boat importing company, importing boats under the LARSON brand name from the USA. Following the initial success, the company also branched out into the automotive market, mainly focusing on automotive batteries and lubricants. Since then, the company has become the local distributor for VARTA being the largest car battery manufacturer globally - together with Mannol lubricants.
To offer a better customer after sales service, Strand Marine also imports a wide range of marine and automotive spare parts, ancillary boat equipment and offers the services of fully qualified engineers to service its clients with electrical and mechanical service, repairs and installations.
In 2005, Strand Marine opened a new 600 square meter state of the art complex, comprising of a showroom, repair centre, workshop and sales and administration offices.
In 2012, Strand Marine further expanded its marine division with the acquisition of the SUZUKI MARINE dealership from Zarb Stores. Along with SUZUKI MARINE, Strand Marine also acquired the dealership for NUOVA JOLLY ribs to complete the company's sales range and be able to offer a complete rib and outboard package to address a growing demand in this segment.
To further improve its after sales service, in 2015, Strand Marine setup a new 2,000ft2 SERVICE CENTRE, built to Suzuki's specification and featuring the latest Suzuki tooling and diagnostic equipment. Strand Marine is the sister company of ESPRIT YACHTING which is the exclusive dealer in Malta for AZIMUT YACHTS incorporating their five collections - Atlantis, Magellano, Flybridge, S and Grande together with Nautor Swan sailing boats and WILLIAMS PERFORMANCE JET TENDERS.