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Our History

Some Significant Milestones in Our History
1961 - Seamark Nunn was first established in 1961, making us one of the longest established family-run boating businesses in the UK, having been set up by the husband & wife team of Mike & Rosemary Nunn. The company emerged as a boat building and chandlery business to support the growing boating community on the Suffolk & Essex Coast. From its inception, as well as offering a well-stocked chandlery, the company built up a solid reputation for building fast racing dinghies in wood and later GRP, and during the late 1960s and 1970s was a favourite builder for the OK Dinghy, Solo and Optimist, of which many of the latter were exported into Europe.

1980 - the company began its involvement with the sales and servicing of outboard engines, initially becoming dealers for Seagull and Evinrude outboards. The Mariner outboards dealership was added in 1988 followed by Suzuki Marine in 1990 and Honda Marine in 1993.

1999 - saw the launch of our first ever e-commerce website, making us one of the first UK chandleries to start retailing marine products online. Our website www.seamarknunn.com now delivers a significant proportion of our total business.

2006 - after a 6 month building project we opened our newly expanded chandlery, more than doubling the size of our retail and office space.

Marine Retailer of the Year Award

2013 - Seamark Nunn were announced as Marine Retailer of the Year 2012 at the Marine Trade Association / Boating Business (MTA/BB) annual industry awards dinner held during the London International Boat Show, confirming our position as one of the leading marine equipment suppliers in the UK.


Seamark Nunn's Andrew Nunn (centre) receives the Marine Retailer of the Year Award from Charlie Mill, MD of Ocean Safety (left) and Chris Murdoch, Chairman of the MTA and MD of Nauticalia Ltd. (right) at the MTA/BB Awards Dinner at the London Boat Show.


2014 - the Yamaha outboards dealership was added to our portfolio of premium marine products, reinforcing our status as the #1 outboard engine dealer in East Anglia.

2015 - our brand new website launched !

Seamark Nunn® Today

Our extensive Chandlery has grown and grown over the past 50 years and now offers a huge range of products for the Dinghy, Yacht and Powerboat enthusiast. Our staff have nearly 100 years of boating equipment experience from within the team, enabling us to offer the best quality advice to our customers both in-store and via telephone & email. We stock most of the leading marine brands, including:-

Chandlery & Safety Equipment from Bainbridge, Crewsaver, EC Smith, Lalizas, Marathon Leisure, Ocean Safety, Seago, Meridian Zero and Whale;

Hardware & Fittings from Lewmar, Harken, Allen, RWO, Spinlock, SeaSure & Wichard

Technical & Casual Clothing from GILL, Gul, Henri-Lloyd, Zhik, Dubarry, Dirty Dog eyewear, Orca Bay footwear

Marine Electronics from Lowrance, ICOM, McMurdo, NASA, Raymarine, Simrad, Standard Horizon, Garmin, GME, Kannad, Echopilot, Tacktick & Velocitek;

Outboard Engines & Spares from Honda Marine, Mariner, Suzuki, Yamaha, MotorGuide, Minn-Kota and Torqeedo. We also have extensive workshop facilities for servicing and commissioning of outboard engines.

Inflatable Dinghies by Honwave, 3D Tenders, Seago, Waveline & Zodiac

RIBs - we are authorised dealers for Zodiac, Highfield and Humber RIBs.

Boat Paints & Maintenance Products by Hempel, International Paints, SeaJet, Flag Paints, West Epoxy plus others

Ropes & Rigging from Liros, Kingfisher, Marlow & Ormiston.

Sailing Dinghy Spares - we carry spares for Laser & Topper dinghies and are dealers for Selden Masts