About Toplicht

Welcome at the ship chandler for classic ships

From its founding in 1984 TOPLICHT evolved from an insider tip of the local traditionalists to an established institution. Whoever is seriously involved in the building of a boat, in its restoration or with the maintenance of a traditional ship or classic yacht - or is simply looking for the very best equipment for his beloved boat - will find the perfect solution and sound advice. For him we have a unique range of goods of good quality equipment on offer - for ships, yachts or for the boatyard, not just for the classic boat. Feel free to rummage through our seat lockers, climb onto the mast head, look into the foc's'le and imagine the smell of rope and tar...

Today we offer a broad range of more than 15.000 items for traditional boats and classic yachts: made from brass, bronze or wood, as well as tar and rope, but also made from modern materials.
We ship world wide directly from our Hamburg based warehouse. We are proud to offer the equipment which a ship owner, a boat builder or even a modern yacht’s skipper expects from a real shipchandler:
Deck fittings, cleats, winches, portholes, rig fittings, rope and wire, hand-made blocks, anchors, chains, windlasses, paints, varnishes and impregnating oils, boat building and rigging tools, brass fittings for the interior, ship stoves and - heaters, petroleum lamps, ship clocks, navigational instruments and safety equipment as well as specialized technical and hand picked maritime literature.

The very best service for our customers and optimal advice are at the centre of our business philosophy. Every article is examined from "head to toe" before being included in the TOPLICHT product range. When it comes to choosing our products as well as inspection and testing we bring our lifelong experience as sailors, mariners and craftsmen into play. If you prefer to view and handle the items, you can do so at leisure in the exhibition at our shop in Hamburg.