About CH Marine

Our company

CH Marine Ltd was established nearly 50 years ago and has grown to become Ireland’s leading Marine Equipment Supplier and Safety Services Centre. We supply nationwide throughout Ireland via our own stores or through our dealer network and have, over more recent years, built up a substantial global internet trade both B2B and B2C. We also operate the CH Marine INSTORE Convenient Chandlery franchises and run our own product line under the SOWESTER brand.

What we supply

CH Marine holds one of the most comprehensives ranges of marine products available in Europe. We carry over 27,000 lines of active stock and supply all the marine industries: Leisure, Commercial Fishing, Merchant Shipping, MOD, Governement Departments & NGOs.

Where we are located

CH Marine headquarters are located in the heart of the Irish Sailing Riviera of West Cork, in the town Skibbereen, where the central distribution warehouse, comprehensive retail outlet and SOLAS approved Service Station are based.

Cork City is the home to CH Marine’s second important outlet, where we operate a 10,000 sq. ft. facility for wholesale and retail. This unit also houses a lifejacket Service Department. Through our subsidiary company, CH Marine (NI) Ltd, we operate 3 outlets in Northern Ireland namely Kilkeel, Newry and Newtonards.  The latter two include SOLAS approved Service Stations under the jurisdiction on the MCA.

Who do we represent?

CH Marine is an approved distributor for 120 of the world’s leading brands in marine products. Jabsco Pumps, Baltic Lifejackets, Viking Liferafts, McMurdo EPRIBS and Pains Wessex/ Comet Pyrotechnics are to name just a few and with whom we have had long and successful partnerships for many years.

Our website

Our main website can be found at https://www.chmarine.com/ Here you will find access to our main range of products. To help our customers with special interests we also operate several satellite website and we lists as follows:

Kayaks, Canoes & Equipment - https://www.bantry-bay-canoes.com/

Waterproof Workwear -   https://www.waterproofs.ie/

Sailing Footwear & Clothing - https://www.sailingwear365.com/

Meaco Domestic Dehumidifiers - https://www.meaco-dehumidifiers.ie/

Our services

CH Marine is an approved service centre for liferafts, lifejackets, Immersion suits, inflatable MOB buoys, inflatable self-righting equipment and rescue boats. We are an approved Shore Based Maintenance Facility for EPIRBs, PLBs and GMDSS Equipment and we operate and manage a fleet of over 500 SOLAS and Leisure Hire Liferafts. We are also the developers of SAMS (Safety Asset Management System), a cloud based system allowing full management of all your Safety Equipment with notifications of pending service requirements, as well as comprehensive record keeping and reporting.

Our ethos

At CH Marine, we pride ourselves on our Customer Service and we have a desire for continued improvement, development and growth. Our mission is to supply leading brand products and services at competitive prices with efficient delivery times, backed by a high level of technical support and product knowledge.

We take our corporate responsibility very seriously and never compromise safety over gain.