Grotty Yachty Clothing is an independent sailing brand based in the Whitsunday region of Queensland Australia and was established in 2009.

The owners Kelvin & Sandra have been sailing for over 15 years and during this time have completed offshore sails in the Pacific and navigated many uncharted tidal waters of the WA coastline.  For them being live-a-board sailors was the easy part.  Going ashore and wearing clothes that were a fair reflection of themselves meant that the surf brand gear was no longer relevant and their ethos was to identify and create a home brand that really had the humour of seamen not just in Australia but world wide.  (Sea what I mean?)

Flowing with ocean colours to match the theme of this brand the limited designs have evolved by talking with sailors, capturing images that match ancient mariner sayings and sometimes getting it right out of context.  If you have not seen Version 1 of Nautibouy then please explore our design studio.

The Grotty Yachty label represents the extremes of sailing, from club regattas around the buoys, to isolated coastal anchorages or long ocean passages. Technically speaking our gear is best worn in a yacht club near you or on the rails, down by the dock, coming alongside and after a long hot shower!


Grotty Yachty know that sailors are creative, funny and resourceful so get inspired – have fun and get your idea on a tee shirt that is all your own making.

You can also create character filled tees with a strong emphasis on your boat crew, war cry, battle song, boat name… go ahead and plunder away with one garment or many the choice is yours.

Allowing imagination and creativity to flow for a sailor is like listening to a good story and we are often reminded…..  “Never let truth get in the way of a good story”.  However, the facts are these – you can make a design or choose one of ours, set it to the colour and style of tee shirt that you want and then press Go.  There are no minimum quantities – if one garment is all you want then do it.

Three clicks and you can be in the game with a Grotty Yachty tee shirt that has all the nautical harmony of a south sea breeze.


Yes you can return items purchased from us for a replacement when they are the wrong fit or if there is a manufacturing fault.

Returns are accepted within 30 days of purchase within Australia.  We even send out a Grotty Yachty address label sticker with all purchases as part of our guarantee to ensure our customers are happy with their purchase.  and can

If you require an exchange/replacement item, please return the product with all labels attached and in original condition.   Unfortunately postage on returns is not refundable, although when returning an item for a different size or colour, you are not required to pay for standard delivery on the outgoing parcel.  We would like to suggest that you call us to reserve your exchange item so that we may process this return within 2 – 3 working days.  Please do not hesitate in calling us on m:0411 271 387


The only disclaimer we have to make here, is when a customer has personalized items which have been created through our design-print-to-garment feature within our on-line store.  Please carefully check all details before ordering, as designs will be produced exactly as you have stated and cannot be returned to Grotty Yachty Clothing.  We will meet our obligations to you our customer if a garment has been sent to you with manufactured faults and shall offer you a remedy that is mutually accepted.

Stock Fluctuations – Backorders – Wait listed Items

If a product you order is temporarily out of stock, you may wish to place it on backorder. When an item is not currently available for immediate sale, you may be able to join the waitlist for that product.

You will be advised of the expected dispatch date either by phone, email or mail and the product will be sent to you as soon as it becomes available.

You will not be charged any additional delivery costs for backordered items delivered to you at a later date. Your credit card will not be charged for backordered items until they are dispatched, however for security reasons, all cheques will be banked on receipt.