About us

The Shipmates Group was established in 1975 by Clive Johnson close to Eel Pie Island in Twickenham. Since this time the Group has had many stores including three Musto ‘concept’ stores. We have also exhibited at most major boat shows in Europe. Over the years we have served many high profile customers including Sir Edward Heath, Alan Bond, Bill gates, Denis Connor, Jude Law and Pete Townsend to name but a few!

In 2019 the Shipmates Group was taken over by Aaron and Sandra who have worked hard to bring the shop to the place where it is now, a huge customer base in the heart of the Isle of Wight. They have continued to grow not only the store, bringing it online, but the variety of products to their customers. 

Shipmates are a certified outlet for Gul. Also selling Fanatic, Seasafe, Regatta, Chatham, Sola, Imhoff and many more brands!