About Us and FAQs

Galleyslave is a small family business, specialising in high quality melamine tableware and galley accessories especially designed for the boating market.

The owner and manager of the company is a keen sailor herself and all the products on offer have not only been chosen for their stylish looks but also been tested for their practicality at sea and in harbour.

How to order

The easiest way to buy our products is through our on-line shop. If you need some advise or if you prefer to talk to a 'real person' about your order you can call us on 07831 155016


When buying on-line, payment is made via the PayPal service. We also accept payment over the telephone, accepting the usual Credit and Debit cards (not Amex or Diners Club);  please call on 07831 155016

You can also pay by cheque. Please make all cheques payable to Galleyslave, however goods can only be sent once the cheque has cleared.


Contact information:


161 Hithergreen Lane
Abbey Park
B98 9AZ


Tel: 07831 155016



How long will delivery take?

We try and carry stock of most standard dinnerware and beverageware items, Therefore delivery should be within 10 days of the order date. Items that are not in stock will be shipped from Spain and you will be notified once your order has been placed, when the next shipment from Spain is expected. 

- Is there a guarantee?

Galleyslave guarantees that its goods will be free from defect or damage due to faulty materials, workmanship or manufacturing. This guarantee does not extend to fair wear and tear or damage caused by misuse or mishandling.  If your purchase is unsatisfactory due to faulty material, workmanship or manufacture please return the product with the original proof of purchase and it will be replaced free of charge. 


Any irregularities in the design of the dinnerware and the differences between them are part of the production process and should not be considered as a defect.

Polycarbonate products may be scratched if stacked together or washed with abrasive brushes or sponges.

Do you deliver to Europe, Canada, USA ...?

We can deliver to most countries, however the shipping charges differ from country to country and largely depend on weight. we therefore advise you to call us on +44 7831 155016 to obtain a estimate of shipping cost before you place your order.

Are there any shops where I can see your goods?


We are an internet based business, without any retail or showroom facilities. If you wish to see any of the goods prior to purchase please call on 07831 155016 and we can arrange for samples to be sent to you.

We also exhibit at the Southampton Boat Show every year

Care of Melamine Dinnerware:

- How can I avoid tea and coffee stains? 

Due to the nature of the melamine material a certain amount of tea and coffee stains after prolonged use is unavoidable. In order to keep this to a minimum I recommend the following: Do not pour rolling, boiling water directly in the mug/cup, as this may cause minute cracks in the glaze, making it abrasive and therefore easier for tea and coffee stains to cling to. Let the kettle rest for a minute and then make your hot drink, better still use a tea or coffee pot. Rinse or clean with soapy water straight after use. Stains can be removed by using Milton sterilising tablets, just pop a tablet into a mug, fill with cold water and leave to stand for 1-2 hours. Do not use bleach to remove the stains, as bleach is too strong and will leave a strong taste. 

Any other stains on the dinnerware such as yellow curry stains can also be removed by soaking the item in a solution with Milton sterilising tablets.

- Is my dinnerware dishwasher safe?

All our melamine dinnerware can be put in the dishwasher, including those with non-slip rubber rings. (Not suitable for industrial dishwashers)

- Can I use my dinnerware in the microwave?

Melamine dinnerware is not suitable for micro wave cooking. 

- Can I pre-heat melamine dishes in the oven?

Melamine is not suitable for use in an oven. The material does not keep the heat for any length of time and therefore pre-heating is not recommended.


Care of polycarbonate glassware

- What are the glasses made from?

Most of our beverageware is manufactured from high quality polycarbonate giving the product pristine clarity and outstanding durability.

- Can I put the glasses in the dishwasher?

The glasses are dishwasher safe on the top shelf of the machine. (They are not suitable for industrial dishwashers).

- Will the glasses crack or break? 

Polycarbonate is a very strong material and it will not crack or break. However it may be scratched or damaged if cleaned with abrasive brushes or sponges. we also do not recommend to stack the glasses  (especially in a boat where vibration and movement can cause the glasses to constantly rub together, making them dull and scratched)

- What can I serve in my polycarbonate glassware?

Polycarbonate glasses are suitable for almost any drink but please be aware that certain aniseed based drinks such as Ricard, Pernod, Anis, Raki and Ouzo will cause permanent damage


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