Meet our Force 4 Experts

Meet our Force 4 Experts as they advise and recommend the best in Marine Chandlery, Clothing, Electronics and Safety, to help you find the product you require for your craft at the right price.

Force 4 Chandlery, which has been operating now for over 40 years, continue to support the sailing and boating community by hand picking the best in clothing, electronics, books, charts and chandlery for their website, 9 stores and mail order service. 'The Right Choice at the Right Price', has been our inspiration since we started and our products are chosen by sailors for sailors.

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Have a sailing or boating question? We're happy to answer it for you - leave it as a comment on Facebook and one of our Experts will have an answer for you soon.

Happy Boating!





William has 30 years experience in the marine industry and joined Force 4 in 2012, setting up and opening the Plymouth store. His passion for the water started at a young age - and he spent much of his time with his father at Crosby Marina Lake, windsurfing and fishing off the coast of Anglesey. He pursued his love for water sports, becoming an Instructor at The National Watersports Centre for Wales, where he worked as a Senior Instructor teaching sailing, windsurfing and powerboating. Management roles in chandlery followed, extending his experience in product knowledge and the marine industry. He enjoys helping his customers find the right solutions, "I love my job - no day is the same".




Leigh has been with Force 4 since 2009. He looks after the Marine Electronics side of the business and works closely with the suppliers to keep up to date with the latest developments in this field. 





Lawrence joined Force 4 in 2017 and is the buyer for the Force 4 group of chandleries. He is a keen boater, loves both sail and power boats, and can't resist a project! He ran his own chandlery for over 10 years.



First-hand advice from our Experts

Do you need a solution for a boating problem? Let us know about it & our experts will do their best to help you find an answer. 

Are you planning to update or replace your chartplotter; do you need advice on sizing for a new pair of boots, or you simply need to know which kind of antifoul to buy, please click the link below and leave us a question.


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As well as our own Force 4 Experts, we regularly have guest experts answering questions on lifejackets, Navionics, liferafts, electronics, plumbing, VHF radios, clothing, chandlery and more. If there are any topics you are interested in discussing, please let us know.

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