About Us


C.H. Smith Marine, est. 1884 and owned by one family for four generations, has continuously supplied the Melbourne and Australian community with quality Marine Electronics and GPSBoat Parts and Sailing GearFishing Equipment, and Outboard Motors and Engines.

Located in Fairfield at 189 Grange Road, S37° 48.393' E144° 59.103', the Boat Accessories & Chandlery store has an extensive range of quality products, including the popular Fish Finders and GPS Chartplotters for all levels of enjoyment. Many customers express surprise when they walk into our store, as we're much bigger on the inside! Check out our store in 360 degrees here on Google Maps to see for yourself!

The staff at CH Smith have unsurpassed experience and knowledge in the industry, with 3 staff recently celebrating over 30 years of service. Speak to us before your next purchase to make your next boating or camping adventure a success.

We are Australian authorised retailers of ClarionEagleFurunoGarminGMEHumminbirdLowranceMagellan,  Minn Kota,  Navman,  Northstar,  Raymarine,  Simrad,  Pains Wessex,  C-Map,  Navionics, & Seiwa quality products. All items we sell come with a genuine Australia-wide warranty.

Many bush walkers, car travelers and anglers are already benefiting from the new hand held GPS navigation, Satellite Phones and Fishfinder/Plotter Combos. Also for the very best in safety, see our extensive range of EPIRBs, PLBs and Spot 3 GPS Satellite Messenger.

Our range of Boat Accessories include Ropes, Anchors & Winches, Safety Equipment and Life Jackets & PFDs, Marine BinocularsCompasses, Deck and Hull Fittings and the popular Tallon or RailBlaza Deck Hardware.

If your old boat is letting you down, check out C H Smith's supplies of 12v Electrical boat Fittings and Trailer Accessories that will get you back on the water in no time. As one of Melbourne's best discount Marine Electronic Stores with a big range of marine speakers and Marine Sound Systems on display; you could really update that old boat and make your next outing enjoyable for everyone.

CH Smith has an extensive range of Fishing Equipment for the novice fisherman right through to the experienced angler. Our expert range and advice is well known on the best Fishing RodsReelsLures or Fishing Lines to get the best out of your next trip. For those larger game fish, check out the latest Cannon Downriggers to make that next deep sea sport fishing trip a huge success!

We source the latest and best quality fishing equipment and fishing boat accessories from around the globe that best suits the Australian fishing conditions. We know that finding the right fishing gear can be tough sometimes; if you are online, just send us your enquiry or pick up the phone and we will happily assist you with your selection.

Now in its 23rd year, our website continues to grow and evolve, providing a wealth of information on all things fishing. Have a look around - you never know what you'll find!


"Furuno 2020 Victorian Independent Retailer & Dealer of the Year"

CH Smith Marine are proud to announce we have received the Furuno Award for 2020 Independent Retailer & Dealer of the Year - sixth year running!

This award was granted as part of the 2020 Dealer Achievement Awards for outstanding Furuno sales and customer service.

After a partnership with Furuno dating back to 1957, we look forward to continuing to supply the best in electronics which Furuno has on offer.

We thank you, our customers, for your support and loyalty.