About Us

Phil and Mel Yeomans

Distributing Sailing, Marine and Industrial Brands in Australia from around the World. 

 

It is our aim to support and promote Australian Sailing.

The DeckHardware Team have a long history in Sailing with a range of experience in the industry and as sailors. Robyn, Philip and Melissa Yeomans celebrated 10 Years of owning DeckHardware in December 2016.

  • Robyn grew up sailing out of Middle Harbour Yacht Club (Sydney Harbour) racing in both Inshore and Offshore divisions. Robyn has been a part of DeckHardware for over 20 years and brings the knowledge from this time with her.
  • Mel Steering AnimusPhil grew up sailing on Pittwater (north of Sydney) racing in many classes over the years including Manly Juniors, Lasers, 5.5’s, 505’s, several trailer Yachts, E22’s, 1/2 and 1 Tonners, A10m, Sydney 38’s and more. Phil is well known for his knowledge of boats, having built several classes and has a freaky ability to recognise boats and designs.  Phil is a National Race Official and has a blog that he regularly posts on.
  • Melissa has been part of DeckHardware for over 15 years. Melissa grew up sailing on family and friends yachts as well as competing in Manly Juniors and Flying 11’s out of Middle Harbour Yacht Club and Manly 16' Skiff Sailing Club. At the young age of 22 she purchased her first yacht Animus an Adams 10m. Check out Melissa's Blog for regular updates.

 

Nathan Splicing some rope for his boatsThe DeckHardware Ambassadors led by Nathan Edwards, are sailors from all areas of our sport.

Nathan has been a DeckHardware Ambassador for a number of years. First appearing on the team's radar well over a decade ago when learning to sail. Nathan has a great knowledge of the DeckHardware brands especially Allen and LIROS Ropes, working closely with a number of our Suppliers on product development. 

Our Ambassadors help out with product development and testing. You can follow their stories on our news page or our Facebook Page

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For more information on the Brands we distribute, visit our Brands Page.

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DeckHardware is assisted around the country by friends from the sailing community. Helping at special events, during busy periods and hosting Phil on his many visits around the country.