Company restructuring of John Lilley and Gillie Ltd

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In August 2013 John Lilley and Gillie Ltd sold the Charts and Publication sector of its Business.

John Lilley and Gillie Ltd is the equipment specialist and is now located at the following address:


John Lilley and Gillie Ltd

8 Neptune court

Orion Business park

North shields

Tyne and wear

NE29 7UW


Tel +441912704260

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The dedicated equipment and service team located at Orion Business park include sales and service on the following equipment

  • Navmaster ECDIS system
  • Walkers wind and weather equipment
  • Walkers EM speed log systems
  • Chernikeef Miltary EM speed log systems
  • Lilley and Gillie magnetic compass systems
  • Lilley and Gillie TMC systems
  • Sestrel leisure marine equipment
  • Francis searchlights
  • Tranberg Lighting systems
  • Yokogawa marine sales and service  Gyros ,Autopilots
  • Den Haan Navigation Lights

In addition all service work and compass adjusting both nationally and internationally is covered and supplied from this new address.

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CNITA Compass Adjusters

CNITA Compass Adjusters

All MCA qualified


To comply with SOLAS and MCA regulations, you must ensure compasses are adjusted at least every two years by a qualified compass adjuster. Failure to do so may cause danger to shipping in general and delays to your vessel by order of Port State Control Inspectors.


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.

How we are helping ourselves to help you:


APM 2018

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.