Gauci Borda is proud to be the new distributors for Opinel in Malta - distributing to all leading hardware stores and other retail outlets across the island. The renowned French brand has manufactured their wooden-handled knives, originally sold as a working man’s knife, since 1890 from its headquarters in the heart of the French Alps. These knives are made of both the highest quality high carbon and stainless steel, drawing simplicity and durability. They are currently offered in eleven different sizes; the No.8 Opinel being the most widely used size, with its 8.5 cm blade. Two other favourites would be the traditional Opinel knife with its beechwood handle and a high carbon XC90 steel blade as well as the Opinel folding knife which remains essential and popular for DIY, camping or picnics in the countryside.Shop Opinel
Optimist & Laser Performance Sailing Dinghies
As Malta's leading marine and hardware store, Gauci Borda is heavily involved when it comes to Optimist and Laser Performance Sailing Dinghies. The Optimist is a small, single handed sailing dinghy, usually made of fibreglass and intended for use by children up to the age of 15. Being one of the most popular sailing dinghies, it has quickly become the biggest youth racing class in the world. The Laser is a small one-design sailing dingy, which uses the same common hull and interchangeable rigs, with different sail areas. It’s designed to be sailed single handed although class rules permit two sailors. Together with the Optimist, it is one of the most popular racing boats in the world - Malta saw over 200 sailors from 22 countries compete at last years Euromed. As well as being the island’s agent for Laser Performance and Optiparts, the Gauci Borda stores also supply and deliver high quality dinghies, marine accessories and parts internationally.
Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. was established in 1963 by the late Paul Gauci Borda who opened a small shop opposite the Ta’ Xbiex yacht marina selling marine hardware and accessories. By the early 1970s, the company had expanded into the distribution and wholesale business in the industrial, hardware, DIY and home improvements sectors in addition to marine supplies.
For all your marine needs
240, Msida Road
Gzira GZR 1400
+356 2133 4255
|241 Triq l-Imsida, Il-Gżira, Malta|
Warehouse & Distribution Centre
|Sqaq Zbibu, San Gwann, Malta|
Gauci Borda Shop
|35 ix-Xatt Ta' Xbiex, Ta' Xbiex, Malta|
We have 3 locations in Central Malta to wholesale business in the industrial, hardware, DIY and home improvements sectors in addition to marine supplies.