Wallas Marin Oy has developed and manufactured the safest, quietest, most reliable diesel and paraffin heaters and cooktops combinations since 1972 in their hometown of Kaarina, Finland. Characterized by exceptionally high quality from the brand’s marine and cottage products to their sales and service operations, Wallas can be found in some of the most high-demanding markets in the world.
In Canada, Wallas products are imported, distributed and serviced by Trotac Marine Ltd. in Victoria, BC. Providing quality heating products and knowledge to Canada’s West Coast marine industry for over 40 years, discover the world of difference a quality Wallas heater or cooktop can make in the enjoyment of your boat, cottage or sprinter van.
Over the past 45 years Trotac has been known as the most trusted marine retailer on Canada’s West Coast in part due to their aim remaining true: they don’t sell you gear you won’t use, they’ll always make sure you have the right parts and know the right way to install it, and if they don’t have it they’ll help you find it.
Trotac is a true family business, founded in 1972 by Pete Thomson and his wife Chris Thomson as a supply store for Pacific Northwest commercial fishing fleets. After years of working at the family business, Pete’s son Campbell partnered with his dad to help Trotac expand. Trotac is proud to service recreational, commercial and industrial clients as well as all three levels of Government. With Campbell’s daughter Jessalyn, and son Ben now involved, three generations have worked hard at Trotac ensuring they always provide the kind of service that keeps their customers out on the water.
In their new 20,000 square foot location, Trotac is able to keep more than 40,000 items from over 300 global suppliers instock, 6 days a week. They have 30-year old relationships with some of the best suppliers and manufacturers of the best products, and they train regularly with them to make sure their fleet of 18 staff experts always have the latest information and skills to share with Trotac customers.