Best UK Online Stores for Buying Sailing Gear

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Published: 08th May 2020
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Sailing in the UK is a sport loved by many. To enjoy your time on the water means you need to be able to have easy access to the supplies and gear that make it possible. This guide will provide reviews for some of the best UK online sailing stores that can provide you with what you need to keep you sailing from gift vouchers to clothing to chandlery.

Online Sailing Stores for Equipment and Gear

#1) The Marinescene is based in Porthcawl, South Wales with an on-line sailing store that knows what is necessary to keep your boats sailing safe and in top shape. Almost any equipment and gear that is necessary is kept in stock and can be delivered anywhere in the UK and Europe. The selection of online products is quite large and includes the following:

· Gift Vouchers

· Anchors and Chains

· Anodes

· Binoculars & Telescopes

· Boat Covers and Maintenance Supplies

· Buoys

· Chartwork

· Clothing

· Boat & Trailer Spares

Many more items are available to meet your needs and can be viewed by visiting

Marinescene understands how important it is to offer customers the ability to purchase high-quality equipment and supplies that is affordable. That’s why they promise to match prices offered by any of their competing marine shops.

If criteria are met and the delivery is to the UK Mainland, shipping is available at no charge to the customer.

#2) Marine Mega store is an online sailing store that strives to offer customers 100% of their chandlery or marine needs. The founders of Marine Mega store are passionate sailors and boat owners so they understand how important quality service and products are. Included in their website,, they have included an option to view product advice and comparison features for products offered on their website. A brief look at their online inventory includes some of the following products:

· Marine Insurance

· Boat Care & Maintenance

· Boat Building & Professional

· Sailing Clothing

· Deck Hardware

· Electrical

· Dinghy Sailing

Online Sailing Stores for Clothing

#1) Sailing Clothing Store, based in Cowes, stocks a full range of sailing clothing from top brands. Since 2002 they have been a trusted name in sailing gear. Not sure what you need, they can help by offering friendly advice and product sourcing. Popular brands you can expect to see available for an affordable online purchase include the following:

· Gill

· Helly Hansen

· Dubarry

· Crewsaver

· Seago

· Musto

· Optimum Time

· Henri LLoyd

· Laxzy Jacks

Different specials are offered every week to offer customers some of the highest quality clothing at affordable prices.

Within the site it is easy to find clothing for all seasons; including mid layers, thermals, salopettes, sailing gloves, sailing caps, windproof fleece and headware.

Available accessories include weatherproof phone cases and socks, sailing watches and more.

The proper footwear is necessary to complete the sailing outfit. They offer all types of footwear for both ladies and men which includes boat shoes, deck shoes, waterproof sailing boots and more.


Gill Marine offers specialized clothing designed for all sailing activities by the owner himself. Gill first realized the need for appropriate sailing gear as he was a passionate dinghy sailor who had great difficulty finding the appropriate clothing to keep himself warm and dry. The website offers a great deal of information from the brainstorming of the business to where they are today. Basically, any type of clothing necessary for sailing can be found on this website. As the clothing designer, Gill takes up to 18 months to develop a new product. Actual sailors are involved in the planning and designing process to ensure that only products that deemed logical for a sailors use are designed. An extensive testing process is done on every fabric to guarantee the product will withstand the elements including the normal wear and tear that sailors are subjected to while sailing. All products come with the “Gill Guarantee” meaning all products are covered against any defects in workmanship and material and will be repaired or replaced for no cost to the customer. Browse the following categories offered by this online sailing store:

· Mens

· Ladies

· Juniors

· Accessories


This is another website that offers extensive information about the mission and heritage of the company. Henri-Lloyd is the original British sailing brand. The company was founded w founded in Manchester, England 1963. Since that time the company has continued to grow and master the style and innovation of sailing clothing for over five decades, establishing a global reputation for a trusted designer and producer of quality, premium sailing clothing. Sailing clothing you can expect to see by visiting this online sailing store at include the following:

· Ocean Offshore

· Coastal Inshore

· Sports Keelboat

· Dinghy

· Jackets & Smocks

· Base Layer

· Footwear

· Accessories

#4) Decathlon is an online sailing store that offers clothing and small equipment. This company is dedicated to over 70 sports, including sailing. A promoter of sports, Decathlon has a continual drive to control the costs in their organization, without sacrificing high standards, to continue to lower the prices of their products. To promote participation in a sport, the company also offers workshops, personalization services, a la carte financing and gift cards. Sailing clothing and equipment you can expect to see at includes the following:

· Sailing Jackets

· Sailing Salopettes

· Sailing Fleeces

· Sailing Boots and Shoes

· Sailing Headwear and Gloves

· Sailing Trousers and Shorts

· Sailing Tops

· Dinghy Equipment

· Life Jackets

· Waterproof Containers and Bags

· Rigging Equipment and Boat Rope

· Equipment for Sailing Safety

As the sport of sailing in the UK is so prevalent, so are the varieties of stores, both online and traditional, that are available to meets any needs of the UK sailor. Whether its gear, gift cards, sailing licenses, clothing, waterproof accessories etc. The list of easily accessible products and equipment goes on and on. The websites listed above are trusted providers and distributers of the products, clothing and equipment they represent. View the various websites; all owners are knowledgeable about the sport of sailing so don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. Also, keep on the lookout for special discounts and promotions that are available.

Floella Terr, lives in a boat near Brighton in the UK and spends most of her time working in and around Brighton Marina most days and writing about sailing and relaxing in the Master Marina or West Quay by night, drop her a line or visit her online store at

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