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Back in March we had over 145 companies from 14 different countries all booked up to see you at Irish Skipper Expo in Limerick. Over the next few weeks we will focus some of these exhibitors for you.

You can always find a full listing with contact details of each exhibitor in your showguide also. https://theskipper.ie/irish-skipper-expo/

We look forward to seeing you at Scottish Skipper Expo on our rescheduled dates of 13/14 November.


Online deliveries keep the supply chain going at CH Marine

CH Marine’s significant investment in the website and the online market came to fruition during the COVID crisis as they were well placed to continue the supply of essential items to the fishing industry. CH Marine has seen considerable growth in the volume of orders and they report a complete acceptance that ordering online is the way to go. With free delivery on orders over €50 and next day delivery in most instances, the internet can be a more cost-effective and timely method of supply, while at the same time being safe in this pandemic era.

Supply tends to be in the PPE or parts sector with Guy Cotton & Helly Hansen Workwear showing noticeable growth as most people are aware of their size in these ranges and can simply re-order with confidence. Other items coming to attention are essential power management products such as Victron chargers and inverters, as well as safety electronics in the form of Ocean Signal and McMurdo PLBs and EPIRBS. Here, next day delivery to most parts of Ireland is often a very satisfactory solution.

Often, when buying online, returns are a big concern. What happens if the garment doesn’t fit or there is some other reason to bring it back? This is not a problem at CH Marine, as they use An Post’s  ‘Return my shopping’ service. Simply download a label at www.returnmyshopping.ieg and drop into your nearest Post Office. This service has also proved invaluable for sending lifejackets to CH Marine’s Service Centre for servicing.

Guy Cotton, famously known in the fishing industry, has been very busy redeveloping their ranges and there has been a continuous supply of new releases including some breathable items  Featured here are the Barossa and Chinook, so next time you are looking for new oilskins give CH Marine’s online service a try!