From clothing and life jackets to boat fenders and ropes, a British Marine chandler is your best choice for marine equipment
Chandleries stock a wide range of marine equipment, for your boat and also for you personally. You'll want essential safety equipment such as a lifejacket for everyone planning to go afloat, or buoyancy aids for kayakers, windsurfers and dinghy sailers. There are cleverly designed ranges of waterproof jackets, fleeces, trousers, shirts, shorts, shoes and wet suits to keep you comfortable on warmer and cooler days.
For the boat you have a wide range of deck equipment, ropes, anchors and other hardware to choose from. There's soft furnishings, galley and electrical equipment available. You'll also have a wide choice of marine electronics to look at, from VHF radios (even pocket ones you can use on small boats) right the way through to large chart plotters and ingeniously small navigation instruments. Traditional navigation is not forgotten either, with a compass still eminently sensible and paper charts, almanacs and pilots (cruising guides) to assist safe passage-making.
With such a large choice on offer – and exciting new products being added all of the time – it makes sense to choose a British Marine chandler to get good advice and have peace of mind when purchasing, especially online.
Why Choose a British Marine Member?
British Marine is the membership organisation for the leisure marine, superyacht and small commercial vessel industry.
When you buy from a British Marine member you do so with the knowledge that the firm you are dealing with is compelled to adhere to the British Marine Code of Practice as a condition of membership.
In some sectors our members also have additional requirements placed upon them to conduct business in safe manner appropriate to their specialist field. For example, British Marine member boat sales businesses must operate client accounts when handling transactions.
Find a British Marine Member
With over 1600 British Marine members selling everything from marina berths to deck equipment, holidays and kayaks to superyachts, there is sure to be a business that adheres to our Code of Practice to assist you.
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Your Beginner's Guide to Boating
Find businesses selling new and secondhand boats in your area, training centres, holiday boat hire and charter, boating events and more by searching for a member on our website geared to find all you need to get afloat – onthewater.co.uk. It’s a great British Marine initiative designed to help you get the most out of your boating and watersports experiences – you'll finds lots of top advice on there too, plus updates on all the latest boating events.
Our Boat Shows
British Marine owns the London Boat Show which is held indoors at ExCeL every January and the Southampton Boat Show, in September. They both rate within the top 10 boat shows globally, so you can safely assume them to be don't-miss events for your calendar.
Keep an eye on our show websites for further information, including full exhibitor lists and details of features and offers.