Hobby and Marine, Radio Controlled Boats, Cars Yachts, Scale modelling, and wooden boats.
ABOUT HOBBY AND MARINE

How it started
We are not just another hobby shop. This is a business born from passion, from a passion to have fun, from a passion to be creative, from a passion to be able to teach as well.

An interest rekindled
“I have been involved at the FUN and creative end of model sailing boats, small swimming pool power runabouts and wooden sailing dinghies since my teens. Fast forward some decades and one day in 2002 my mother presents me with a balsa/glassfibre model boat she found on the attic during a big clean up – it had been there since I went to university (it was my own interpretation of a full sized yacht called Stormvogel, a van der Stadt design famous in the 60’s for various racing achievements) . With my son egging me on I tried to turn it into a sailing boat, but it just needed too much done to it. So I decided to start a new sailing boat from scratch. An internet search gave me the plan at an affordable price and some 2 months later “St Francis” was launched. Well you can guess who had more fun. Dad of course (to be fair our son was but 5 years old at the time). Thus the momentum was started, the passion re-born and “Fun on Water” our first motto.” Wilfried Braunlich

Hobby & Marine was a reality.
Informal meetings with a relative who had good hands on glassfibre experience, was the start of a development cycle that went from “St francis” to “Drifter” to “Dolphin” to “Ti” (our first saleable product) to “Take2” and now the more advanced “Take 2e”, a 1m semi-scale r/c sailing yacht. This is still our premium product, the one we are proudest of, but a natural momentum and other events have meant we now not just a one product hobby shop, we supply the full range of radio control products, with the emphasis on name brand, quality products.

Now our motto is “All for fun”.

latest NEWS
01 May 2004
Sassafras canoe article May 2004, Popular Mechanic
Our Sassafras canoe featured as a DIY article in S...

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12 June 2005
WOODEN BOAT, Wooden Boat building school, Brooklin
In June 2005, Wilfried attended the Wooden Boat Sc...

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22 November 2005
American R/C Magazine Mini Inferno review. Page 1.
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22 November 2005
Amrican R/C Magazine Mini Inferno Revew. Page 2.
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29 November 2005
SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO DIRECT INTERNET TRANSFER PAYMENTS
Hobby and Marine is please to announce that until ...

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13 February 2006
Hobby-X, 3rd -5th March 2006, Johannesburg

Hobby and Marine will be at the Hobby-X Show at...

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06 July 2005
Sassafras 16/467 canoe chosen for movie
In late June 2005, Paradox FX contacted H & M,...

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