About Toplicht

Welcome at the ship chandler for classic ships

From its founding in 1980 TOPLICHT evolved from an insider's tip for the local traditionalists to a well established institution. No matter if you are seriously involved in boatbuilding or in restoration projects, if you are busy with the maintenance of a traditional ship or classic yacht, or if you are simply looking for the very best equipment for your beloved boat - at TOPLICHT you will find the perfect solution and sound advice. We have a unique range of goods of good quality equipment on offer - for ships, yachts or for the boatyard, not only 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 ship chandler:
Deck fittings, cleats, winches, portholes, rig fittings, rope and wire, hand-made blocks, anchors, chains, windlasses, paints, varnish 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 item 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 touch the items, you are welcome to do so at leisure in our showroom and shop in Hamburg.