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  • Downwind Marine

    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. Whether your cruise takes you around the bay, around the world, or if you’re just sitting in port, now you can shop for the gear you need from just about any place on the planet.

  • San Diego Marine Exchange

    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 and other abrasives, and cleaning products. Our huge inventory also includes anchoring and docking equipment, fishing gear, chairs and pedestals, deck and hull hardware, ventilation materials, lighting products, tools and fasteners.

  • Sailing Supply

    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 from club racers and weekenders to Olympic, World and America’s Cup champions. Our supplies include a broad and well-stocked inventory of top-notch marine products, a rigging shop to meet your custom requirements for halyards, architectural job capabilities and more.

Mission Statement

The San Diego Marine Exchange family of stores is your marine outfitter, whether your recreational outing, race or trip is for the day, the weekend or forever beyond the horizon.

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San Diego Marine Exchange, a landmark for quality marine products since 1950 and parent company of Downwind Marine (est. 1976) and Sailing Supply (est. 1972). 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 requirement.

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