How to Optimize Marine Store Displays Year Round

By Steve Di Orio
Posted in Store Fixtures
On April 29, 2013

Just because it might not be boating or sailing season year round, doesn't mean your marine store can’t stay on top of business. In fact, throughout the year, you can continue to optimize your shop floor space and display the products that are most vital to your business during that season. Handy Store Fixtures marine store displays can help you do this.

Marine Store Displays Throughout the Seasons

Keeping your boating equipment in pristine condition is something that you need to be mindful of year round. However, your boating needs change by season, which is why the inventory in marine shops often changes through the year. Here’s what you can expect to find in marine stores throughout the year, season by season.



  • Fall and Winter: Your store is probably featuring products like anti-freeze and other products that keep your boating equipment in top condition even when it’s not in use.



  • Spring: After the long cold days of winter are over, it’s time to restore your boat to the condition you bought it in. That’s why marine stores are well-stocked with bottom cleaners and paints in the springtime. These products help you get rid of the winter grit and grime, and make your boat shine like new. Heavy duty store shelves are usually needed to hold these heavy paint cans. Gallons of paint are generally displayed on the base shelf and bottom shelves in order to support the weight, while pints of paint are displayed at eye level.



  • Summer: When summer comes, it’s time to get out on the water. Marine shops maintain an inventory of life vests that are often displayed on clothing racks. Store shelves are also well-stocked with other equipment that keeps you safe on the water and keep your boat in prime condition throughout the boating and sailing season.



While you might not be out on the water year round, Handy Store Fixtures helps marine stores display the boating equipment you need, no matter what the season.



Steve Di Orio

Steve Di Orio


Steve has been with Handy Store Fixtures for over 15 years. After becoming the Marketing Manager in 2006, he was named Director of Marketing. Steven earned his MBA from Montclair State University with a specialization in Digital Marketing in 2019. When not at work, he loves to travel, play golf, exercise, and talk all things search engine marketing and retail display tips.