Marine binoculars

Essential for safety on board your boat, marine binoculars are also an essential element of navigation. Waterproof binoculars , shockproof binoculars, top-of-the-range optical binoculars or binoculars for occasional use, Comptoir Nautique has selected a range of waterproof marine binoculars to suit your needs.
Here you'll find the standard Steiner 7x50 binoculars , as well as the more compact Steiner 7x30 binoculars and folding binoculars. Some binoculars feature autofocus or manual focusing, and are equipped with highly accurate compass bearings.

Comptoir Nautique offers quality binoculars of all brands at the best prices: Steiner binoculars, Plastimo binoculars, Topomarine binoculars.

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What are the characteristics to consider when choosing a model of marine binoculars?

  • The ratio of magnification to diameter of the 7x50 lenses

    The ideal ratio for marine binoculars est 7x50. A magnification x7 and an optical diameter of 50mm. It is a perfect compromise between zoom, stability, sharpness, light and field of view. 

  • 7x30 optics

    Smaller optics, such as the 7x30will be less bright with a smaller field of vision, but will have the advantage of being more compact. If you navigate occasionally or only by clear weather, they can be of a good quality / price ratio.

  • BAK-4 or BAK-7 prisms

    The quality of the glasses will be designated by the names BAK-4 or BAK-7. The BAK-7 prisms are standard quality glass sets in borosilicate. The BAK-4 prisms are, as for them, of a high qualityBarium, give a sharper image with more detail and 30% more brightness.

  • Lens treatment

    In addition, lenses receive treatments ranging from simple improvement of the luminosityto the reverberation suppression. The multilayer treatmentfor example, benefits from a UV filter a must-have at sea to prevent damage to your eyesight.

  • Solidity 

    Some models of marine binoculars will have a rubber coating and a solidity in any test due to a pressurization with nitrogen.


The focus is used toimprove the sharpness of a point through a lens. This adjustment is made in relation to the distance that separates you from this point.

In our selection of marine binoculars, you will find models with manual focus by a central wheel system (the most common), adjustable manual focus for each eyepiece, but also, and especially, autofocus binoculars. The latter are the most efficient and offer a significant gain in time and visual comfort when navigating.

The focus is made instantly on the target object, without any intervention from the user. You will enjoy a perfectly clear image through the lenses, regardless of the distance between the lens and what you are looking at.

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Compas HD stabilisé et éclairé


Many marine binoculars will be equipped with bearing compasses. This allows you to easily manage your heading, but also to evaluate distances or heights. The higher end models offer stabilized, high-definition compasses with lighting. They will allow you to navigate in low light or altered light conditions.

The STEINER Commander 7x50C, for example, is equipped with an excellent HD stabilized compass with illumination.


  • It's worth remembering that your binoculars' built-in bearing compass, acting as a compass in the field of view of the lens, can be considered an additional safety feature available on board. 
  • In addition to facilitating observation thanks to its magnification, it can also be useful in the event of damage to your electronic instruments.
  • Regardless of magnification, optics or brightness, if your binoculars are not maintained and, at the very least, rinsed regularly with clean water, the view through the optics may lose effectiveness and the outer coating may wear prematurely. That's why we invite you to take the utmost care of this equipment. Binoculars are waterproof and robust, but not indestructible.
  • Don't hesitate to get in touch with Comptoir Nautique advisers by phone, e-mail or via social networks if you have any questions about the price of binoculars, their characteristics, or the marine binoculars you'll find in our available stock.
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