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UK sources for Charts and Pilot Books

Our site paints a broad brush picture of popular cruising destinations. For navigation and pilotage, you will need corrected charts, paper or digital. Pilot books add hints about pilotage and anchoring possibilities, plus information about local facilities.

"Bookharbour" is the leadng UK brand of nautical publishers. Its comprehensive library is available through our "Book Shop" for a 10% discount (less for charts).

Chart Catalogues.  Imray Norie and Wilson (Imray's) publish charts oriented to the needs of the leisure sailor covering the most popular cruising locations. UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) publishes definitive charts for professional navigation, and additionally a leisure series covering UK waters, and has an on-line correction service. Both provide free printed catalogues showing their available charts. 

Publishers and Catalogues:

  • Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, Wych House, The Broadway, St Ives, Cambridgeshire
    PE27 5BT,
    Tel:  +44(0) 1480 462114
    Fax: +44 (0) 1480 496109
    ( 10% discount, and Full catalogue in our Book Shop - top menu)
     
  • UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), Admiralty Way, Taunton, Somerset TA1 2DN
    Tel:  +44(0) 1823 337900
    Fax:  +44(0) 1823 284077
    (5% discount through our Book Shop - top menu)
     
  • Navionics.  http://www.navionics.com/en/webapp - screen based charts for Europe

Second-hand chart folios and pilot books are often advertised through the Cruising Association and other sources. Check the last correction dates against the UKHO data. Old charts will be very cheap. People say rocks don't move, but sand-banks, harbour layouts and buoyage do!

 

Reviewed March 2018


 

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