Stewart Mathiesen passes away


Barry 2019-07-19

Stewart Mathiesen, the former owner of Tenob Wholesale Marine, passed away on 14 July after a short illness. 

Stewart was the former owner of Tenob Wholesale Marine Ltd for 24 years and after selling Tenob, Stewart and his wife Nicky purchased Windward Products in March 2018 as a small retirement venture. 

Founded in 1973 by Ted Nobbs, hence the company name. The first products that really initiated the company success were the chain drive trailer boat winches and the outboard auxiliary rise and fall brackets. It is estimated that over 55000 Tenob stainless steel adjustable auxiliary outboard motor brackets have been sold in the past 46 years.Based at Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand, Tenob Wholesale Marine Ltd was

In 1990 Stewart, who had a background in manufacturing and engineering, took over the company and then in 2014 sold it to Danny Bassi who successfully combined the two companies (Marine Direct & Tenob). Bassi now trades as Tenob Wholesale Marine under the parent company MDL Ltd and still runs the business as a wholesale marine distributor.

Tenob’s complete product range is a mix of locally manufactured and imported items primarily from USA, Canada, Asia and Australia. It still manufactures the outboard brackets, synthetic winch ropes, fishing rod holders, drain plugs and a whole raft of small nylon fittings.

Stewart once said “Service and back-up are very important to the company and that they have built an enviable reputation for supply, with minimal delay”. Something that Tenob Wholesale Marine has certainly continued to uphold.

As one the NZ Marine Industry Association’s longest standing members, Stewart was a great advocate of the MIA and a champion for the NZ marine industry. 

A service to celebrate Stewart's life is to be held at Davis Funeral Chapel, 150 Central Park Drive, Henderson, tomorrow, Saturday 20th July at 1.30pm.

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