Sail Away With Confidence

Welcome to San Diego Marine Exchange

Our three stores make up a complete chandlery dedicated to finding you the right equipment and supplies at the right price to meet your vessel’s cruising, racing, maintenance or safety requirements.


Covid-19 Update: March. 1st
Masks are now strongly recommended for individuals regardless of vaccination status.
We will continue our vigorous sanitation of the stores so that you may all stay happy, healthy and safe while shopping for your necessary boat needs.




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San Diego Marine Exchange

A landmark for quality marine products since 1950.

San Diego Marine Exchange focuses on your vessel’s boatyard and operating requirements, including engine-related parts and running gear, electrical products, pumps and replacement parts, plumbing fittings, sandpaper/other abrasives, and cleaning products… Learn More

Downwind Marine

Established 1976

The first place to go to for marine supplies if you’re trying to turn your cruising dreams into a reality. Looking for boating gear and supplies for your cruise down the West Coast of Mexico or beyond? Before you sail away on your yacht, make sure it’s equipped for bluewater conditions… Learn More

Sailing Supply

Established 1972

The source for quality sailboat hardware, rigging and technical apparel for competitive, performance and recreational sailors. Our staff of active and knowledgeable sailors has helped outfit racing and cruising sailboats for novice and professional sailors of all ages, from club racers and weekenders to Olympic, World and America’s Cup champions… Learn More


  • Application for in-store Account
  • California Resale Certificate
  • Watercraft Exemption Certificate



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Cruising Guide

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