TOPLICHT - ship's chandler in Hamburg

The traditional family business TOPLICHT was founded in 1984 and has established itself from an insider tip to a firm institution in the field of ship and boat equipment. With more than 35 years of experience as a ship's chandler, you will receive competent advice from us and you will definitely find appropriate ship's accessories or material. Since we ourselves have many years of experience as sailors, mariners or craftsmen, you will always find a competent contact person who is there for you with full passion.

As a traditional ship's chandlery, we have made it our business to fulfil almost all customers' wishes. Our range includes more than 15,000 items of marine equipment for water sports. You will find everything that the classic boat builder, the traditional ship owner or even the skipper of a modern yacht or regatta boat needs, such as Deck fittings, cleats, winches, portholes, rig fittings, cordage, Dyneema and wire rope, handmade blocks made of wood, modern ball-bearing blocks, anchors, chains, windlasses, paints, varnishes and impregnations, antifouling, boatbuilding and rigging tools, brass fittings and interior fittings, everything for the galley, cookers and ovens, ship's cookers and heaters, paraffin lamps, ship's clocks, navigation instruments and safety equipment as well as specialist books, nautical charts and hand-picked special literature on traditional seamanship, ship technology, engines and boat care. Even the owner of a camper, a caravan, a Tiny House or a camper with his tent will find useful things for outdoor life in our shop. Of course, we also carry a wide range of maritime gifts.

Online shop for traditional ships and classic yachts

At our onlineshop for ship equipment and boat equipment, but also for yacht equipment and sailing equipment and also for regatta sports, you are guaranteed to find the right ship accessories you need for building, restoring, maintaining and operating traditional ships or classic yachts. Furthermore, our range includes everything you need for a first-class equipment of your beloved ship. In addition to ship and boat equipment and material for shipbuilding, we also offer a wide range of articles for ship technology, safety & securing as well as ship equipment for professional shipping and tools for boat building. You will of course also find a large selection of technical literature, nautical charts as well as novels and illustrated books from the maritime book corner at our shop.

Retail shop for marine equipment with cult status

In addition to our large online shop, we also run a shop for marine equipment in Hamburg. In our shop, which has achieved cult status for a long time, you can take all the time to look at all the articles and products for traditional ships and classic yachts. Check them out and convince yourself of the excellent quality. Our shop is located in Hamburg Bahrenfeld, a few minutes from the Bahrenfeld motorway exit. In our shop you will find everything a tradition-conscious ship owner expects from a ship's chandler, but also the sailor of a modern boat or the regatta sailor will find boat accessories in our shop. Anyone who is concerned with the construction, restoration, maintenance and operation of traditional ships and classic yachts, or people who are looking for the best equipment for their beloved ship, will find the right material and competent advice from us. Many of our articles are also suitable for conversion of a motor home, caravan or Tiny House. We will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Visit us, we would be pleased to meet you!

Rig & Sail

Rig and sails are the components that get your sailing ship going. At our shop you will find all the components you need for rigging. We offer a wide range of marine accessories for all common rigging types. Blocks & pulleys from HYE, Davey, Barton, Selden or HS-Sprenger, low friction thimbles, shackles from Wichard, carabiners & hooks, jib hanks and thimbles, wire ropes & turnbuckles of different materials and in different designs. In addition, extensive ship and boat accessories for mast and boom. Of course, you can also get the right rigging tools from D-Splicer or Selma, Loewen knives and sailmaker's tools as well as nails and pins & bolts. In addition, you will find a variety of Duradon sailcloth, tarpaulins and other sailing accessories in the "Rig & Sail" category. Also different bosun's chairs.

Ropes & Cordage

We of course also stock ropes and cordage for sailing yachts as well as for all requirements of other types of vessels. We sell halyards and sheets from Gleistein, Robline, Liros, Greenline and Teufelsberger. At our category "Ropes & Cordage" you will find mooring lines, ropes and yarns for different loads as well as for different purposes. You are sure to find the right product for individual requirements. In addition to traditional ropes such as Spleitex and Spunflex, natural fibre ropes and modern yacht ropes also made of Dyneema, you will also find ropes specially made for commercial and working vessels at our shop. For every purpose and for every type of ship, TOPLICHT has the right rope in its range - in small as well as in large diameters, by the metre or as a whole coil.

Anchoring & Mooring

In addition to classic heavyweight anchors, at TOPLICHT you will also find modern anchor constructions of "super high holding power" (SHHP), such as Rocna anchors, CQR anchors and plough anchors. To ensure the ship's equipment to withstand extreme weather and sea conditions, it is also very important, in addition to the right anchor, that anchor gear, the anchor capstan, bollards, cleats, elastic mooring lines, deck eyes & fairleads and fenders withstand without fail. In our recommendations, based on the regulations of Germanischer Lloyd GL, you can read about recommended weights for anchors, strength of anchor chain, chain leader and mooring ropes & hawsers. Depending on the type of ship and its construction, these may vary. Of course, we also offer mechanical and electric Wilmex windlasses and Kettenwälder chains made of various materials and with different link widths, as well as anchor ropes.

Hull & Deck

TOPLICHT has an extensive range to customise your deck and provide it with functional equipment for deck operation. You will find a variety of different deck fittings offered in a wide range of materials and designs. At our online shop you can order winches, cleats, handrails or railings. We also stock all necessary marineparts like STAZO steering wheels, Cowl vents, Flettner rotary ventilators and ventilation elements, windows and portholes, flags, Den Haan navigation lights, DHR deck lights and position lights from Aqua Signal, Peters & Bey and Hella, plates - everything you need to design your hull and deck according to your wishes. You can also get special ship accessories for motorboats, dinghies, Optimists & rowing boats.

Cabin & Comfort

Just like the deck, every shipowner's cabin can be individually designed. In addition to various heaters from Reflex, Taylor or Dickinson, boat heaters such as Maritime Booster, ENO stoves, spirit stoves also for camping, Parker ovens and grills and a wide range of instruments, for example from Barigo or Schatz, you can choose from an extensive range of electric lights and petroleum lamps made by well-known manufacturers like Davey, Foresti, Prebit, Cabin or Frensch, S & B interior, fittings, furniture fittings, latches and catches as well as hooks and thus decide in which style you want to design the ship's interior. Whether elements are made of brass, chrome or stainless steel, you will definitely find what you are looking for here! In the category This & That, we carry a wide range of maritime gifts.

Paint & Boatbuilding

There is always something to do on a boat. As a specialist for marine equipment, we supply necessary materials, such as WEST epoxy resin and epoxy filler, and equipment for every overhaul or repair work. You will find paints & varnishes from Epifanes, primers, antifouling from Hempel or International, impregnating oils from Owatrol or Tonkinois, cleaners, Yachtcare polishes, sealants such as Ettan, Sika, Bostik, nails & screws, bolts and much more at our online shop for marine equipment. Tools from Fein or Mirca and appropriate boat building accessories for all repair work are also available from us. Thus, despite the high amount of time and work that the perpetual work entails, you can get started in a relaxed and well-equipped manner.

Electrics & Engine

On a ship, a reliable ship's engine or outboard motor and a high-quality electrical installation create the basis for safety. A large number of elements and systems must be regularly checked and maintained. At TOPLICHT, your traditional ship supplier, you will find everything you need to renew your energy and Vetus engine system or even to overhaul the complete engine or energy management system. You will also find many other elements - wind generators, solar cells from Solara, corresponding charge controllers and converters - to realise a comfortable, regenerative energy supply. We carry the Victron and Sterling brands.

Pumps & Sanitation

In this day and age, there are almost no ships, boats or yachts that do not have their own toilet and sanitary area. Toilets from Rheinstrom, Lavac or Baby Blakes are particularly popular. Functional washing, washing-up and sanitary areas provide a basic level of comfort and luxury both on boats and in motorhomes or caravans. In the TOPLICHT assortment you will find equipment and materials for all sanitary installations above and below the waterline. Hand pumps, pantry pumps, electric WHALE or MARCO pumps for drinking and waste water, fittings for fresh water supply, water heaters, tanks, toilets, filler necks, valves and ball valves as well as hoses and pipes. We carry a wide range of fittings, grommets, sleeves and connectors for onboard supply from GUIDI and TRUDESIGN.

Safety & Radio

The basic prerequisite for responsible boating is careful preparation for emergency situations. In case a crew member falls overboard, we have Secumar and Kadematic life jackets, life rings and buoyancy aids, MOB rescue equipment and recovery systems, rescue ladders and much more. And in the event of an accident, leakage or fire, it is essential to be optimally prepared for this kind of emergency. At our shop category "Safety & Radio" you will find Viking and Plastimo life rafts, distress signals such as parachute rockets and hand flares, sound signals from Marco and day signals, Icom radios, emergency transmitters, radar reflectors, searchlights and much more, which is necessary for excellent preparedness for emergencies. To ensure the safety of the crew on board at all times, you will also find articles for personal safety such as Wichard jacklines, carabiners and lifelines and safety harnesses. We also offer these sea rescue systems for commercial shipping with necessary approvals and certificates such as SOLAS, Den Norske Veritas-GL, Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register, RINA and CE certification. For regatta crew, we offer safety equipment in accordance with the class regulations and in accordance with the ISAF or World Sailing Organisation.

Navigation & Books

Our inventory of boating equipment includes everything you need for reliable positioning. At our online shop you will find a selection of traditional navigation tools such as sextant, compass, binoculars, hand lead and log. Here we rely on renowned brands such as Cassens & Plath, C. Plath, Silva, Plastimo and Davis. For exact route planning, you can consult our nautical charts & guidebooks, which you will also find at shop category "Navigation & Books". In addition, we offer you a hand-picked selection of international book titles on ship history and boat building, as well as beautiful illustrated books and manuals with lots of useful knowledge, tips and information on all aspects of practical work on and around the boat.

Commercial shipping

Marine equipment demanded in commercial shipping must meet special requirements and withstand extreme stresses. The marine equipment used in inland shipping, maritime transport, fishing, sea shipping, shipyards and port operations must guarantee the highest level of reliability, safety and quality. We offer a wide range of nautical equipment that is tested, approved and certified for commercial shipping and onshore and offshore industry and complies with national and international guidelines and standards such as SOLAS, Den Norske Veritas, GL, Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register, RINA and CE.