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Western Marine was founded in 1949 in Vancouver B.C. as a distributor of marine products primarily focused on supplying the commercial fishing industry. The company changed hands in 1973 and again to its current owners in 1985. It has always been and remains 100% Canadian owned and operated.

Through it’s almost 70 years in business Western Marine has adapted to changes in the marine markets and although the commercial sectors are still important parts of our business the larger portion is now the recreational marine sector, both power and sail. We stock over 25,000 items from more than 300 manufacturers and we supply retail stores, boat yards, boat builders, boat dealers and commercial marine operators such as fishers, tugboats, crew boats and government vessels.

In 2005 Western Marine acquired Transat Marine in Barrie, Ontario. That acquisition added a number of quality brands of sailing products to our inventory and gave us a new warehouse and staff enabling us to better serve our customers in central and eastern Canada. The addition of Transat Marine brought valuable new products to our inventory offer and made Western Marine a truly national distributor enabling us to provide 2 day service most parts of the country.

With an annual catalogue, seasonal targeted promotions, a modern and comprehensive Business to Business website, a national outside sales force and a proprietary IBM based computer system, Western Marine takes maximum advantage of new technology to provide the best of products and service throughout the Canadian marine industry.

Western Marine is dedicated to stocking the best in marine products, backing those up with in house technical knowledge and after sales support and delivering them to all of our customers with prompt, courteous service at competitive prices. We are here to serve our customers and we devote ourselves to that mission every single day.

To purchase any of the products we carry please use our Dealer Locator to find the dealer nearest you.


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