Marintec Shanghai 2015

Last week the team from Lilley & Gillie were in Shanghai to attend Marintec 2015.Marintec2015 2

Marintec is the second largest marine show in the world, the largest being SMM in Hamburg.


At this busy show we displayed the Navmaster ECDIS on our Chinese ECDIS distributor Bogerd Martin.

The ECDIS was very well received with both the 24” and 19” options on display. Also on show were Navmasters advanced passage planning features with the Admiralty AIO.

The show was a great chance to catch up with old friends and customers.

We are all looking forward to the next big show at SMM next September where John Lilley & Gillie will keep our normal stand in hall B6.

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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.



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