John Lilley & Gillie exhibit at SMM 2014

The John Lilley & Gillie sales and service team have just returned from exhibiting at the SMM show in Hamburg. This is the seventh time that Lilley & Gillie have attended the biennial show, which Lilley & Gillie first visited in 2000. 

The sales team (from left to right): Daniel Lim, Malcolm Boyd, Andrew Payne, Stephen Wong, Richard Bowyer, David Shieber, Sam Vallance, and Glenn Heathcote

Located in hall B6, Lilley & Gillie exhibited its main product lines; with demonstrations and examples on show of: the magnetic compass, wind systems, speed logs, BNWAS, IWAS, and Navmaster ECDIS.

With Lilley & Gillie being at the forefront of digital navigation and the forthcoming IMO deadline on ECDIS fast approaching there was lots of interest in Navmaster ECDIS with a particular interest in advanced Navmaster Computer Based Training (CBT). 


Lilley & Gillie's service department also showcased its capacities in magnetic compass adjustment, electronic service, and its role as a UK Yokogawa agent. 


The exhibition was a fantastic opportunity for the Lilley & Gillie team to meet and greet its customers and partners.


We thank everyone who came and visited our stand, and we look forward to seeing you at SMM in 2016!





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The unique properties of the Magnetic Compass

Why the magnetic compass is still of vital importance

When I joined John Lilley & Gillie in 2004, the company had recently bought a 50% shareholding in a software company with the intention of producing its own ECDIS – the Navmaster ECDIS. Then, I was very quickly introduced to a former owner and MD of the company, who gave me a copy of a report he had written, which demonstrated the importance and unique properties of the magnetic compass. It was a good lesson in understanding the importance and functionality of both electronic and traditional methods of navigation and one that continues to be relevant today.

Whilst this is now 16 years ago, the relevance is still valid.



As you will be aware the Coronavirus is not only affecting personal life, but businesses as well.

Therefore, we feel it is necessary to set out some expectations of what support you will receive from John Lilley & Gillie to try and keep your business running as smooth as possible.

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Asia Pacifia Maritime at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is one of the stars of the Maritime exhibition calander. 

As always John Lilley & Gillie are astounded and apreciative of the incredable support from our partners for our range of products.