Sailing, Active & Outdoor Clothing Specialists.

55-degrees is the place to visit for designer and specialist clothing for the sailing, active or outdoor enthusiast, we only choose products that meet our stringent quality and care standards. As part of Kip Marina, Scotland’s premier yachting location for both national and international clients, we have built a world class team since our inception back in 1973.

Our experience and knowledge gained from years spent using the latest technology across all disciplines makes us the experts when it comes to outdoor and active wear.

For our team, sailing is in the DNA and they can’t resist the latest clothing and gear from our 55 degrees outdoor clothing store and chandlery.

Who We Are

In the early sixties Derek and June Holt along with their daughters Linda, Christine and Sandra, enjoyed sailing on the Clyde from a mooring at Cardwell Bay in Gourock. Derek became aware of a new innovation in boat mooring being developed abroad which provided the walk on walk off facility which we enjoy today. Being all too familiar with the perils of conveying family and provisions to a boat on a mooring he immediately saw the potential. Identifying the saltings at Inverkip; an inland area which provided exceptional shelter amidst a magnificent rural setting, Kip Marina was born.

Our History