About Us

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At Nauticalia, we sell traditional nautical gifts and practical boating accessories on a wholesale basis to gift shops, museums, chandleries etc. We are unable to sell directly to personal customers who are asked to buy from our approved stockists (please call us on +44 (0)1932 244396 or use the contact form for details of your nearest Nauticalia stockist).

Nauticalia began in 1974, as a floating marine antiques shop in a converted rubbish barge on the River Thames at Shepperton. Lynn Lewis, an ex-BBC television reporter, and his wife Val, also a journalist, were the founders.

As the business developed, it became obvious that there were not enough antiques to satisfy demand, especially for the large items of nautical décor that so enthralled their customers. An advert in the local paper, for a 19th century diver's helmet, brought six buyers the next day - but there was only one for sale! To solve the problem, Lynn commissioned a batch of ten detailed replicas from a specialist metal works, and thus began Nauticalia's famous range of reproduction boating and shipping memorabilia. Ship's telegraphs, binnacles, bells, bosun's whistles, brass information signs and anchor lamps soon followed the same course, and necessitated a move to larger premises ashore.

Now, more than 40 years later, Nauticalia are world leaders in supplying nautical-themed furnishings, coastal souvenirs, traditional nautical clothing, and practical boating accessories. If you run a chandlery, gift shop, museum, garden centre, or mail order catalogue, you can fill your store with more than 2,500 line to choose from.

Nauticalia Ltd, The Ferry Point, Ferry Lane, Shepperton on Thames, TW17 9LQ, England. Tel: +44 (0)1932 244396 E-mail: info@nauticalia.com.

Company registered in England No 228 2064 ~ VAT Registration GB 193 0354 15.

Important Note - 2021 Pricing

This year we are seeing significant price increases and lead time uncertainty across our range due to; increases in raw material and manufacturing costs, manufacturing staff affected by the Covid pandemic, and supply/demand-driven volatility in global shipping capacity and logistics.

Whilst these issues are not unique to us, and many suppliers will be affected to a similar degree, we will continue to do our best to absorb the cost increases and maintain healthy stocks. However, some disruption and price increases throughout the year are inevitable and we encourage you to check our website for up-to-date prices and stock levels, noting that back in stock dates shown are estimates. Please do not rely on historic prices built into your purchasing systems without checking with us first.