Vaarshop van Kalsbeek has been based in Den Helder for over seventy years now. The company was set up in 1899 and is specialised in supplying a large range of water sport articles. This includes safety clothing, flags, ship electronics, sailing clothes, ancillary boats, oil lamps, books and cards. Vaarshop Van Kalsbeek is also a dealer of well-known paint manufacturers and a supplier of antifouling. Other activities are ship soft furnishings, steel cable processing and inspecting life rafts.