About us

Welcome on board!

...at Europe's largest mail order company for boat and sailing sports

Compass Shopeingang Ascheberg

Since its foundation in 1979, Compass has been an independent family business, which Michael Dehler and his wife have run as second-generation owners for over 40 years. Today, as Europe's largest water sports mail-order company, Compass presents a sensational selection of over 37,000 articles, which is unique in the international water sports industry. The main catalogue comprises over 400 pages, the online shop is one of the most modern portals with the award for highest customer satisfaction. Compass consistently pursues a 'best price policy', the customer can rely on brand quality at an excellent price/performance ratio for every article.

The basis and a very important part of Compass' success: Managing Director Michael Dehler is a passionate sailor with 'heart and soul', who regularly spends his free time actively on sailing and motor boats with his family, and who is also internationally successful as a regatta sailor. From his own experience and expertise, products can be assessed, new ones discovered and tested. As an experienced skipper, Michael Dehler knows what people are talking about when it comes to the quality, reliability and practicality of equipment. Like him and his wife Antje, many Compass employees are active water sports enthusiasts and active regatta sailors. Personal passion and professional know-how of each individual distinguish the Compass company.

Compass specialists are constantly on the move worldwide to find new and innovative products that can be offered at unrivalled low prices through bulk purchases and direct imports. But proven articles are also constantly reviewed and improved in dialogue with customers and professional sailors. Compass products are regularly awarded as test winners, such as the Binomaster binoculars and the Compass sailing boots. Especially in the development of its own and exclusive products, Compass shows the competence it has built up over decades.

Michael Dehler, his wife and all employees place the highest value on optimal customer service. From personal advice to special orders and custom-made products to a perfect ordering and delivery service - the customer's satisfaction always comes first. Anyone with special orders, requests or questions will always find a competent and helpful contact person at Compass. In one of the most modern warehouse and logistics centres in Ascheberg, Westphalia, up to 5,000 parcels are shipped daily, reaching customers throughout Europe within the shortest possible time. The range of services is continuously expanded, investments are made in technology and employees receive further training.

The attractive Maritim shops at the company headquarters in Ascheberg (Germany), Switzerland and Austria have become the best-known water sports centres in Europe. Here you can try on and try out everything extensively and get personal advice with plenty of time.

Sporting as well as social commitment have a long and important tradition in the Dehler family and Compass. For many years, Compass has supported children and young people in need through a socio-pedagogical sailing project run by sunshine4kids e.V..

So there are many good reasons why Compass has become Europe's largest mail order company for powerboat and sailing sports. Quality, service and the best prices, plus the passion and motivation of a family business - that's what our customers have been relying on for over 40 years.

Michael Dehler
and the Compass Team