Lifejacket Winter Maintenance Time

January 17, 2019

It might be a bit nippy outdoors just now, but the sailing season will be here before you know it (fingers crossed)!  So it’s that time of year when you can start to think about the spring and summer ahead…

Fitting a child’s lifejacket – RYA & Crewsaver short film guides

July 31, 2017

Nipper Skipper proudly promote safety kit for children who enjoy time on the water. We are often asked about fitting lifejackets on children and we know that it is imperative that you get it right. Here at Nipper Skipper we…

In the Press – Boating New Zealand Magazine (March 2017)- Jess LLoyd-Moyston

April 24, 2017

We’ve been following and supporting Jess Lloyd-Morsten and her beautiful family on board s/v ADAMASTOR a South African built 42ft Bermudan sloop Lavranos Crossbow. Jess, James, Rocket and Indigo are currently moored up in New Zealand and about to set…

Hands Across the Sea (2)

October 6, 2016

We love following and sharing the experiences of cruising families around the the world. There is nothing as useful (or interesting) as hearing how parents embrace the challenges of living afloat full time to help people make decisions about their…

Safety on board: It’s all about the fit!

May 17, 2016

You may have heard it said that a life jacket only works when it’s worn! And how true that is – no life jacket is going to be of any use sat in a locker or down below on a…

Hands Across the Sea (1)

April 21, 2016

One of the great things about sailing and boating is the people. Wherever you are, alongside a canal, windsurfing on a sheltered lake or sailing out of a large marina, people who are afloat are generally open and friendly to…

Safety on board: The importance of checking your lifejacket

April 13, 2016

It’s that time of year, when we all start thinking about getting out on the water again. A little sunshine and we’re off dreaming of lazy days afloat with the family. It’s also the ideal time to fully check your…

Transferring precious cargo & slings – getting little ones on & off the boat

October 31, 2014

Whilst out sailing earlier this year we found ourselves in the position of being called to help a couple and their 18 month old twins. A string of mechanical and equipment failure on their yacht meant that they had found…

Making lee cloths …& playpens

August 19, 2014

I recently spent an evening making lee cloths for our boat. There’s something very satisfying about actually making something for your boat rather than adding to the ever growing list of ‘things to buy’. A stronger needle on the sewing…


We offer functional and fashionable clothing for outdoor adventurers 2-10 years throughout all seasons, and specialise in providing reliable, high quality waterproofs. Nipper Skipper supplies Forest Schools, Kindergarten and Nurseries and we are happy to discuss bulk requirements (please email).
We also offer practical sailing kit and technical safety gear, for children aged 0-10 years who enjoy messing about in boats or sailing.

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