Captain Raymond Pincott - The owner (don't call him Ray) of the Navigation Centre and a Master Mariner holding Master Class 1 qualifications as well as teaching and assessing qualifications. Raymond is also an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) qualified Magnetic Compass Adjuster.  He is a member of The Company of Master Mariners of Australia and The Nautical Institute of London. His aim is to encourage safety at sea after spending many years on the water both for pleasure and professionally. He appreciates the value of correct procedures on-board ships and when the opportunity arose to purchase the Navigation Centre in 2004 he saw it as the ideal opportunity to spend more time at home (with his lovely wife) and still pursue his love of all things nautical.

Gillian Pincott - The Manager  (one of the kids on board) is a real computer whiz so a real asset to the business. Gillian has many years experience in sales as well as office administration and has a ready supply of jokes and sends most people from the shop laughing.  Gillian looks after ordering, invoicing & everything for the shop as well as bossing her brother David around.


David Pincott (also one of the kids on board) is our chart
correction king and drummer extraordinaire. As well as being our delivery driver and 'guy about town'  just loves being told what to do by his big sister Gillian!! David can often be found tapping out a catchy beat with correction pens or parallel rulers.


UPDATE June 2016:  We have been training mariners since 2004 and the time has now come to hand the reigns over to Mr Peter McDonald of Sea Skills NQ.  Peter and his son Michael will be running courses here at our classroom in Railway Estate and we will still be seeing all of our students, it's just that new students will now be managed by Sea Skills NQ.   See their website for more information.

Our Marine Radio Course will still be run by Ms Margaret Chambers and you can book directly with us for that one.
See our page for information.

We stock a comprehensive range of Australian charts and can offer advice for voyage planning particularly from Townsville to Papua New Guinea or Brisbane to Darwin and everything in between. We also run courses for Coastal Navigation for all levels of mariners and we are more than happy to give advice if required.

Our Australian charts are fully corrected from fortnightly notices to mariners (including blocks and tracings) from the Hydrographic Department.

We have BA, NZ & Japanese charts brought in overnight and fully corrected. The notices to mariners are available free online from the UKHO website, and a catalogue of their charts and publications is available in our shop.