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Boat Equipment Suppliers

12v LED Lighting for Boats & Caravans: Fitting out with 12v LED lighting gives a great saving on battery power.
24 volt.co.uk: If you have a 24 volt system (or are thinking of installing one) this site has information pages and can recommend the most appropriate solar panels, wind turbines and lighting systems for your application.
A & K Insulation Ltd: Specialist Polyurethane Coatings for boat interiors and other applications
Acorn Engineering: Founded in 1986 as a narrowboat electrical systems supplier and manufacturer of the Kestrel alternator controller, they have now taken over at Warble Wharf whre they operate chandlery and offer Gas, Diesel, Pump Outs and water for passing boaters.
Adverc Battery Management Ltd: Adverc BM have been providing marine and automotive electrical power management solutions since 1983
AG Lester and Sons: Established in 1890 and providing design and production of bespoke metal products, including canalware.
Albatross Marine Limited: Albatross are the sole UK retail and distribution point for Python-Drive flexible drive-shafts. they also specialise in the distribution, sale, and repair of new and reconditioned PRM Marine Gearboxes.
Alde UK: Boat central heating systems.
Amperor & Associates Ltd.: Suppliers mobile power solutions, e.g voltage stabilisers (stable 12 volts) inverters, to DC-DC converters to Flip DVD players.
Aquafax: Specialists in bowthrusters, marine toilets, pumps, steering and control systems. The branch at Braunston specialises in the canal boat market.
Barden UK Ltd: Suppliers of Batteries, Chargers, Inverters, Solar Panels and Wind Generators
Beta Marine: Selling a range of inboard diesels and generator sets that are supported via their extensive distributor/dealer network
Black Pig Fenders: Boat fenders using 30mm rot proofed natural fibre rope for the cores and a hitched covering of either sisal or black staple spun polypropylene rope. Also available is a range of metalwork including mooring equipment, windlasses, fixings, chain etc.
Blakes Paints: Paint manufacturer.
Boat Hoods Direct: Manufacture, supply and fit tailor made boat hoods, covers and canopies for narrow boats and cruisers. Based at Redhill Marina, Ratcliffe-on-Soar.
Boat Jumble Association: A listing of boat jumble events to be held throughout the UK
The Boat Owners Marine Store: Based at Castleford, Yorkshire, offering a range of Chandlery, Canalware & Dinghies for inland and coastal waters.
The Boat Supply Co.: A range of marine products available on-line.
Boatpaint: The paint sales arm of Quay Lane Boatyard Ltd of Gosport, Hampshire.
Brenmarl Engineering Ltd: Narrowboat brassware and stoves.
Bright Green Energy: Provide solar and wind green energy products, systems, accessories and services at low prices with friendly, helpful and professional advice.
Cabincare: Suppliers of Vandal Guards and Fly Screens for boats.
Caldwell's: Narrowboat Window Manufacturers.
Canal Store: Canalstore is run by Margret, Brian and Nigel from Thorn Marine on the Bridgewater canal. They have been running a successful chandlery and day boat hire buisiness for over 20 years.
The Caravan & Boat Seat Cover Centre: Suppliers to owners of touring caravans, motor caravans, static holiday caravans and boats of all types - particularly narrow boats and other inland motor boats.
Centa Transmissions: Suppliers of a wide range of equipment including propulsion couplings for a wide range of boats.
Channelglaze Ltd: Design, manufacture and supply a wide range of aluminium windows for the marine industry.
Cheap Life Jackets: Set up in 1999 with the dual aim of helping to save money, and lives.
Coverit Custom Canopies: Hoods and covers for all types of boat.
Crew-Safe: Specialists in the Crewsaver and Yak range of lifejackets, buoyancy aids and accessories
Cut Signs: Supplier of vinyl lettering and stencil signs for boats.
Dave & Liz on Narrowboat Anon: Makers of Windlass Holsters and belts for over ten years. These are sold from their boat "Anon" as well as by mail order.
Dawson Signs: Ready to apply vinyl lettering, cut vinyl graphics for many applications, including boat lettering
Duratank Marine Products: A division of Hovercraft Consultants Ltd makers of hovercraft skirts and also flexible tanks for water and effluent.
echandlery.co.uk: 1000's of chandlery items in stock, for delivery to your door.
Edwardian Bedding Co: Made to measure boat mattresses.
Ely Boat Chandlers: Stock an extensive range of chandlery and will obtain other items for you. Feel free to contact them for advice on any aspect of boat chandlery.
Fender Maker Ltd: Eric Johns purveyor of the rope and narrowboat fenders
Foam for Comfort: Supplier of made to measure mail-order service offering cushions and mattresses cut to any shape or size.
General Ecology Europe Ltd. : Chemical free water purifiers & micro water filters including First Need, Nature-Pure & Seagull IV water purifiers.
The Good Boat Company: A boat hire company and marine chandlery on the Norfolk Broads.
Harworth Heating Ltd: The UK supplier for heating products, and the home of Bubble products.
I S Products: Intelligent Security Products for boats and caravans.
Isuzu Engines: Since 1936, Isuzu Motors Limited of Japan has specialised in producing automotive and industrial engines which now includes marina engines used for canal boats.
Jones Boat Chandlery: Boat Chandlers Since 1946
Kings Lock Chandlery: Located on the junction of the Trent & Mersey & the Shropshire Union canals at Middlewich providing gas, diesel and an extensive chandlery range
Kuranda: Diesel fired hot water, central heating, cooking and electrical power for marine applications.
Lee Sanitation Ltd: Toilets, tanks, pumpout and everything connected to sanitation afloat.
Listerparts.co.uk: A company exclusively dealing in Lister parts and associated items, claining considerable expertise in the field of parts location, an extensive network of alternative sources and stocks of many items on the shelf for various engines from the 1930s to the present day.
The Locker Maintenance & Supply Company Ltd: Supplier of fittings and services for boats and caravans based on the River Wey.
Lockgate Oil Stoves Ltd: Nottingham based supplier of boat oil stoves.
Marine Engine Services Ltd: Suppliers of diesel engines, spares and accessories for collection or by mail order World Wide
The Marine Warehouse: The UK's leading online lifejacket store
Marlec Engineering Co Ltd: Rutland Windchargers and other energy products.
Matrix Controls: Control systems for boat electrics.
MDS Battery: A range of award winning Battery Chargers, Inverters, Split Charging Diodes and accessories.
Merlin Equipment: Leisure and Professional Series Invertors, Battery Chargers, Combination Invertor/Chargers, Battery Monitors, Batteries, Alternators, etc.
Midsummer Renewable Energy: Solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy solutions for yachts, narrowboats, caravans, sheds and homes.
Mikuni Heating UK Ltd: Specialists in vehicle and marine applications the World over
Millar Marine Chandlery: Millar Marine has re-located to Dobson's Boatyard, The Wharf in Shardlow to continue selling quality products at competitive prices.
MML Electrics: Lighting and electrical products for boats and caravans.
Moore Power: Sine wave inverters.
Mudfords: Supply tarpaulins to cover boats and sell bespoke tarpaulins but also have "off-the-shelf" tarpaulins as well as a wide range of rope and ratchet straps to tie down items on your boat.
Narrowboat Ropes: Hand made decorative ropes from traditional environmentally sustainable materials, including Sisal, Hemp, and Unbleached Cotton.
Power Master Systems Ltd: DC to AC Inverters and Battery Chargers.
Power-store: A One Stop Electrical Shop for your Boat, RV, Camper, 4x4, Van and Truck.
Prop Protector: The Prop Protector is a simple shaft driven rope & debris cutter, rotating with the shaft and instantly cutting any rope, weed or debris picked up by the propeller.
Puffer Parts: Chandlery.
RM Marine - Boat Safety Signs: The signs have been updated with handy themed sets for Fuels, Electrics, Gas, Sanitation and more.
SAC Boat Names: SAC Graphics was established in 1988 and claims to be one of the first companies to supply computer generated graphics by mail order to the marine trade.
Safewater Alarms Limited: Safety Turtle is a drowning prevention device that helps you protect your family and pets from the dangers of water.
Seals + Direct Ltd UK: Providing solutions to sealing problems within the Marine, Industrial, Caravan and Automotive industries with seals and sealing products, door and window seals, etc.
Shoreline Refrigeration: 12 and 24 volt fridges and freezers.
SideHatch Chandlery: The Scottish chandlery specialising in equipment for canal users.
The Solar Boat Company: Installer and supplier of solar panels and electric propulsion systems for boats
Staffordshire Canopies: Tim and Lisa have been designing and manufacturing canopies for narrowboats and cruisers for over ten years.
Sterling Power Products: Produce a wide range of electical power products including charges, inverters, regulators, converters, etc.
Stick On Signs: Suppliers of high quality graphics in pre-spaced self-adhesive 5 - 7 year vinyl which provides an economical alternative to painted signs.
The Stone Boat Building Company Ltd: Chandlery and boat yard services.
Tarpaulins Direct (UK): A mail order sheeting supplier.
Thornycroft: Marine engine makers.
Through the Porthole: Provides a catalogue of equipment and chandlery
Tradline Fenders: Ropes, fenders, fittings, chains, anchors and webbing.
Trafalgar Marine Services: A small family run business based just outside New Mills on the Peak Forest Canal. Manufacturers of traditional rope fenders rope, chain and other fixings.
Travelsat: Satellite solutions for those on the move.
Versatile Non Slip Flooring: A new product made in the UK fits together like ‘Lego’ and can be supplied with matching edges and corners. It can be cut with a Stanley knife to allow a perfect fit.
Vetus den Ouden: Suppliers of boat equipment.
Victron Energy: Their products include sinewave inverters, sinewave inverters/chargers, battery chargers, DC/DC converters, transfer switches, battery monitors, the unique WhisperGen generator, etc.
Vinyl Cut Graphics: Vinyl graphics and boat names, embroidered shirts with boat names on them as well as printed mugs.
Vinyl Lettering.biz: Self adhesive vinyl lettering or graphics manufactured to ISO 9000 standard with an expected outdoor life of 7-8 years, it is suitable for use on Cars, Vans, Bikes, Boats, Windows and Fascias etc.
W Robinson & Son (EC) Ltd: Suppliers of a wide range of pumps.
Websters Insulation Ltd: Insulation for all types of canal boats, barges and yachts etc. from a leading, national installers of Polyurethane Sprayed Foam Insulation.
Wilsons of Kinver: Boat covers and Marine upholstery.
Worcester Marine Windows Limited: Offering a full design and manufacturing facility. They are able to produce any required shape, type and size of window.
www.canalboatbits.co.uk: The online chandlery of Ledgard Bridge Boats Limited

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