Mar 28, 2019

Trotac Annual Sale and Charity AuctionIt's time again for Trotac Marine's, once a year, BIG Annual Sale! A must attend for all boaters, featuring great in store deals, plus additional one day specials from many of their suppliers.

Factory representatives will be on site, with the usual expert advice from the Trotac Staff.

A traditional part of the Annual Sale is a Charity Silent Auction. This year Trotac is raising funds for the Victoria Hospice at 1952 Bay St, Victoria BC. For information about the hospice services or to find out how you can help as a volunteer go to: victoriahospice.org


Big Annual Sale 2019 PosterAnother tradition and service the store provides during the Sale is an opportunity to dispose of your expired flares. So, put it on your calendars, brave the crowds and take advantage of this one-day extravaganza! Shimano Rods, Trophy Reels, Hotspot Flashers, Scotty Products, Prawn and Crab Traps, Ace Haulers plus Mustang, Gill, Sperry, Helly gear, Harken, Lewmar, Ronstan, Schaefer, Barton hardware, Samson Rope....and more!


Doors open March 30th at 9:00, close at 5:00. See you there!

- BN

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