Crown Marine Seats

Crown Marine Seats specialize in supplying  the very best quality in maritime and operator seating. In the UK and Ireland, Crown Marine are exclusive dealers for the most highly respected names in quality seating; RECARO Maritime, ALU Design, ROS and SHOXS.

Unique and impartial

Crown Marine Seats are unique among its peers in the high-quality boat seat  market. As representatives of these high quality brands, the company provides impartial advice. Crown Marine Seats are not influenced to promote equipment by brand or margin. Instead, focus is centered around the client’s specification and how that is best satisfied from a technical and budget criteria.

About recaro

RECARO Maritime

…feel the difference

RECARO are one of the best known seat manufacturers in the world, known for luxury car seats, seats for motorsport and in the aircraft industry. For over 30 years, partnering with Sun Marine Seats BV in The Netherlands, RECARO Maritime seats have been available to professional users who demand the comfort and quality that only a genuine RECARO can offer.

From Superyachts to Search & Rescue, our range of seats, suspensions and pedestals can be matched to suit your specific requirements. We know that every job is different and all our staff have long experience in the marine seating industry. 

Please feel free to browse our selection of the most popular seats and contact our technical staff for advice and a quotation. 


ALU Design

Formed specifically to provide high end seating solutions to the marine industry, Alu Design has developed a large and loyal customer base across the globe. With ALU, a high specification seat is delivered as standard. From their headquarters in Norway, ALU has developed a reputation for producing a robust and aesthetically pleasing seat boat package from a straightforward pedestal mounted skipper seat, to the most complex of operator chairs.

ALU Design understands the intensive work environments which their products are required to perform in. Attention is focused on ensuring suitability with a product range that satisfies those demands. ALU states their goal as being ‘to create an optimum working environment for the operator, prioritising the usability and functionality of each boat chair and accessory’.

Crown Marine Seats has been awarded exclusive dealer status in the UK and Ireland for ALU since 2016.



Will always provide you with the correct advice to suit your particular application or vessel type. We will give you all the options available, guide you through the features and benefits – and then let you make your choice.

the CMS logistics team

Are experts in finding the most cost-effective way of getting products to where you need them, when you need them. We have a world-wide network of partner companies to ensure good service in each country.


Everything from Quality to Customer Service is overseen by our experienced team of Managers who are always here to help.

High speed craft seats (HSC)

Selecting the correct seat for sailing at high speed is critical. There is a much greater awareness of spinal and other injuries developing because of a poorly designed seat, and/or an inadequate suspension unit. In addition to this being a concern for the skipper, employers must also consider loss of working hours due to injury and in the longer term, their own responsibility to provide a satisfactory working environment for crew.

New legislation, concerning spinal support through a drop test, is widely anticipated. This will prevent employers from accepting sub-standard marine seats that does not meet the criteria. Crown Marine Seats has constantly sought to remain well informed and updated on any new legislation and guidelines.


The Recaro suspension unit is arguably the very best air suspension unit on the market. It has been developed specifically for the marine market and tested in the most demanding of environments, by the Norwegian RNLI. With the Recaro Northsea seat, the suspension unit is approved in accordance with the International Code of Safety for High Speed Craft (HSC code). Certification was awarded through Bureau Veritas. The Recaro suspension unit has also been subjected to a series of drop tests at 3G, 4G and 6G. Adopting conditions defined in ISO/WD 19470.13, shock reduction was recorded at more than 24% during 6G testing.

Any of the bucket style seats from Recaro would make an ideal combination for high speed vessels, mounted on the universal Recaro suspension unit. The best-selling model is the Recaro Northsea, available with lumbar support and a front extension piece for additional comfort and support. Alternatives are the Recaro Offshore and the competitively priced Recaro Solent.

Where weight is a crucial factor, the Recaro Pole Position offers the best solution with a seat weighing just 12.5Kgs without armrests.



Alu Design are specialists in marine and offshore seating solutions. Based in Norway, Alu offers high quality skipper seating packages, and are world leaders in designing and supplying Operator chairs, DP seats and ROV control chairs. For clients looking for a complete seat package comprising seat, pedestal, footrest and with populated arm rests, Alu has established a worldwide reputation for style and quality. Alu has been selected for such illustrious names as Kongsberg, Rolls Royce, Oceaneering, SMD, Vard, NES and Ocean Infinity.


ROS are Italian marine seat designers and manufacturers with a growing reputation amongst yacht and boat builders for style and quality.

Their range includes boat seats, yacht seats, double bench seats and reversible seats all made to suit the owners taste. We encourage owners and builders to talk to us about their requirements so that Crown Marine Seats and ROS can create something unique to your boat or yacht.

Once installed, your ROS marine seat will stand out from the normal chandlery off-the-shelf seat as a seat designed for you, detailed and covered to match your exact requirements.


We’ve known the guys from Allsalt since they first exhibited at Seawork, Southampton over 10 years ago. Allsalt Maritime is the home for the SHOXS range of marine seats and a data collection system called Kinetix.

In the UK, Crown Marine Seats are a sales outlet for Allsalt’s range of shock-mitigating pedestals known as the X4 and X8 which will turn any marine seat into a proper shock mitigating marine seat. These can be used inside a cabin or outside and for leisure boats provide a safer solution to scissor type suspensions as there are no pinch points to trap fingers and toes.


The build-quality, ease of installation, reliability and above all, long service life of our products makes us a natural choice for professional users.


Rescue crews and operators trust that our products are robust enough to not let them down when the going gets tough.

hsc 2000 code

For operators of fast ferries and other HSC 2000 code vessels, we have certificates for your peace of mind.


For all skippers, if comfort at the helm and build-quality is the question, we have the answers with over 15 models to chose from.


With unquestionable comfort, Italian styling and tailor made products to suit the discerning owner, ROS boat seats are the clear choice.


Our Design Team work with clients all over the world to offer tailor made solutions for operator, simulator or ROV-seats.



Whether we meet at a show, in the office or onboard your vessel – or even by phone or email, our focus is always on providing the right solution for our customers. No enquiry is too big or too small.



We pride ourselves in making sure that every detail, even down to custom stitching in a seat, is exactly how you want it. If it can be done, we’ll do it but if it can’t, we’ll be honest and tell our customers.



Crown Marine Seats are large enough to supply the largest vessels afloat. We operate in almost 20 countries worldwide so our clients can rest assured that product will be delivered to the right place on time.

OSC has used Crown Marine Seats’ products for many years in our different simulation suits. We are very happy with their service and find them innovative, service minded and very customer focused

Zheng Wei

Senior Designer, OSC A/S

Have always been very pleased with the responsiveness and quality of products supplied by Crown Marine, the seats we purchase for our ROV control stations are top quality and come embroidered with our logo on the back of them which once installed into our work station makes for a comfortable and safe working environment for the pilots.

We have worked hard to make the ROV control station a modern sleek design that is safe and pleasant for anyone who it sat there for extended periods and these seats are a great finishing touch to our system.

Scott Munro

Engineering Manager, Aleron Group

Crown Marine Seats have a global footprint but every single customer is important to us.

head office and factory

Crown Marine Seats
Unit 22, Southgate Business Park
Heywood, OL10 1PW
+44 (0)161 643 4090