Jack Pompei’s Mordialloc boatyard on market

Jack Pompei’s Mordialloc boatyard on market
Jack Pompei’s Mordialloc boatyard on market

Legendary Mordialloc boat builder, the late Jack Pompei’s boatyard, is on the market.

The development site with main street frontage in the heart of Mordialloc’s commercial precinct is to be auctioned off on October 27 and expected to attract the attention of developers. 

The 557-561 Main Street (Nepean Highway) property for decades served as the acclaimed boat building business of Pompei, aka Mr Mordialloc, who was awarded an OAM in 1987 for his work in marine search and rescue on Port Phillip Bay where it is estimated he rescued more than 600 people.  

The bridge over Mordialloc Creek was renamed Pompei Bridge in 2009 in his honour.

Mr Pompei’s boats were known Victoria-wide and nationally for quality workmanship.

Jack Pompei was granted use of the neighbouring land on a $100-a-year peppercorn lease in recognition of his contribution to the community, 

After Pompei’s death, his grandson Leon Pompei has had disputes with the local council over the ownership of the leased strip of land next to Mordialloc Creek. 

Last year, two vessels worth more than a total of $100,000 were destroyed in a fire at Pompei's pier.

The site is being sold through Teska Carson’s George Takis and Michael Taylor, who expect the Mixed Use zoned site to attract developers.

“The property presents a very seldom offered opportunity to purchase a prime site in a brilliant location with excellent exposure and frontage in the heart of a well-established and popular suburban retail and commercial precinct, with a very low vacancy rate,” Takis said.

“That combination of factors will surely draw a strong contingent of potential purchasers especially those looking to take advantage of the prime position for redevelopment.” 

The 937 sqm site include a large, 850 sqm, older-style, brick commercial warehouse - the home of Pompei’s Marine since the 1940’s – which presents in reasonable condition. 

Taylor said the property’s extensive street frontage would provide excellent access for any redevelopment proposal.  

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