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Built-in compasses

  • 70 NBC Compass

    SILVA
    Original price €219,99
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    The SILVA 70 NBC is a compass that is ideally suited for small as well as medium-sized sail and power boats with compensator. The SILVA 70 NBC comp...

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  • 100 NBC Compass

    SILVA
    Original price €239,99 - Original price €239,99
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    The SILVA 100 NBC is a compass suitable for both small and medium-sized sailboats and motorboats with compensator. The compass SILVA 100 NBC can be...

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  • 125 FT PACIFIC steering column compass

    SILVA
    Original price €349,00 - Original price €349,00
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    The SILVA 125 FT steering column compass has an apparent transparent compass rose of 125 mm, gimbaled yellow steering lines and a built-in red illu...

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  • CONTEST 101 Compass for inclined bulkhead

    Plastimo
    Original price €174,99 - Original price €174,99
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    The compass PLASTIMO Contest 101 is specially designed for inclined bulkheads, for sailboats and motorboats from 8 - 12 m in length. Double readabl...

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  • CONTEST 101 Compass

    Plastimo
    Original price €169,99 - Original price €169,99
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    The compass PLASTIMO Contest 101 is suitable for sailboats and motorboats from 8 - 12 m in length. Double readable from the cockpit and cabin. Hori...

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  • Regatta 85 Compass

    SILVA
    Original price €89,99 - Original price €89,99
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    The SILVA Regatta 85 is a compass that is made for small, fast dinghies and keelboats (of course it can also be used on larger boatsThe Regatta Com...

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  • 102 B/H Compass

    SILVA
    Original price €179,99 - Original price €179,99
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    The Silva 102 B/H is a bulkhead compass with integrated red illumination as well as heel meter and is ideally suited for inclined installation. The...

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  • Ritchiesport X 10 universal compass

    AWN Watersports
    Original price €49,99 - Original price €49,99
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    For small boats, caravans and cars. The X 10 is a new type of compass that is ideal for many areas. Built-in compensators, lighting and damping. Ap...

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  • 70P compass

    SILVA
    Original price €104,99 - Original price €104,99
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    The SILVA 70P compass is a compact and flexible compass model for bulkhead mounting, with a yellow gimbal steering line and damped compass rose. Th...

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  • 100 B/H Baltic compass

    SILVA
    Original price €189,99 - Original price €189,99
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    The SILVA 100 B/H Baltic is a compass for bulkhead mounting. This compass model has a heavily beveled compass card with a diameter of 100 mm for ea...

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  • Mercury S-E Compass with Cube

    C.Plath
    Original price €859,00 - Original price €859,00
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    The compass C.Plath Merkur S-E with Cube is a shapely compass model and suitable for horizontal installation. The traditional German brand C.Plath ...

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  • Mercury VZ-E Compass with Cube

    C.Plath
    Original price €739,00 - Original price €739,00
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    The C.Plath Merkur VZ-E with Cube is a bulkhead mounted compass from C.Plath-Hamburg Top quality 'Made in Germany': For more than 150 years the qua...

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Installation compass

Without a compass you do not get far on a boat, because despite GPS and electronic navigation, the compass, whether as an installation compass or classic hand compass, is mandatory on all larger boats.

Depending on the type of boat, different requirements are placed on a built-in compass. On a powerboat, the compass must be able to withstand shocks and vibrations, while on a sailboat, on the other hand, it should still function properly even in a sloping position. The position of the built-in compass also depends on the type of vessel. On sailing yachts, for example, the built-in compass is usually inserted in the steering column. On yachts and dinghies, on the other hand, the built-in compass is located directly on the bulkhead. Depending on the model, the built-in compass also has various additional functions. For example, compasses for installation in the bulkhead can be read from two sides or they are additionally illuminated. In the meantime, many manufacturers also offer electronic built-in compasses with digital display, which are primarily a fixed component of larger yachts.

The advantage of a built-in compass

Even in bad weather and high swell, the classic hand compass has some disadvantages to offer. The hand compass is difficult to use with wet or clammy hands and also the measurement of the exact location position can only be done with limitations. The built-in compass, on the other hand, can be read easily in any position and always has a secure place on the steering column. The special conditions on a ship place high demands on practically all devices on board. A compass must therefore also be able to withstand weather conditions, salty sea air and temperature fluctuations. A good built-in compass should therefore be robust yet accurate to guarantee safe navigation and orientation. In addition, a compass should be easy to read even in low light. Many of these devices are therefore equipped with additional lighting. Another practical feature of a built-in compass is that it is always located in the same place. So no one has to look for the compass when it is urgently needed. Whether on short trips or longer boat trips on the high seas, a good compass must not be missing on any boat.

Famous built-in compass manufacturers

In our online store, we have a wide selection in the field of built-in compass ready. Famous brands like Silvaand C.Plath complete the offered assortment with their popular products. Thus, built-in compasses from Silva are characterized by high quality and ease of use. The Swedish company has been producing various types of compasses for yachts, motorboats and also specifically for regatta and motorboat racing for many years.

The Hamburg-based company C. Plath, for example, is also one of the leading manufacturers in this field with its built-in compass C.Plath Merkur S-R incl. Cube. This special spherical compass can be used flexibly and is suitable as an installation compass as well as for mounting or attachment. A solid construction and the internal cardanic suspension ensure a quiet and accurate display - even in stormy weather.

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