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Marine Data Systems Limited


+44 (0)1983 822 180


+44 (0)1983 822 181



Vittlefields Technology Centre
Forest Road
Isle Of Wight
PO30 4LY


Rudder Position Indicator, Compass Repeaters, Heading Comparator, Sensors, Processors, Magnetic Compass, Variation and Deviation Correctors, Interfaces, Synchro, Digital Rudder Position, Rudder Angle Telegraph System, Camera Systems

Contact Name:

Chris Compton

Contact Position:

Managing Director


Marine Data: Specialises in design, manufacture and testing of marine navigation/control systems and provides products and tailored solutions for the global marine industry. 


Marine Data Systems Ltd was established in 1978 and operates from the Vittlefields Technology Centre based in Newport, Isle of Wight, UK. The company occupies some 2,500 square feet of manufacturing/production assembly and environmental test areas. Marine Data has led the world in the development and manufacture of marine navigation and control systems. Marine Data has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in the development, manufacture and supply of the best and most adaptable marine navigation and control systems for commercial, military, work and leisure craft.

Our expert design and engineering team can always provide innovative solutions to complex marine navigation system requirements. Our equipment is fitted in the military naval ships of NATO, the Gulf States and the Far East. We work together with other defence agencies and prime contractors for seamless production integration of new builds and retrofit projects. In the leisure industry, Marine Data is the choice again; our equipment will be found on the cruise liners of the world’s leading shipping lines - including P&O and Disney.

Our success is based on tried and tested products and on designing tailored solutions for our globally based customers. Alongside our proven talent for providing innovative solutions, we place a great deal of emphasis on quality, the Marine Data manufacturing system is approved to ISO 9001:2008 which ensures that we can meet our customers extremely high standards – every time. We provide complete support for all our customers, providing expert after sales service for all our steering and navigation technologies and protecting customer’s investment.  

Products and Technology

Compass Repeaters – a series of rugged marinised products with conventional dual scale, tape, LED and touch screen LCD displays to cater for a large range of applications. All of the repeaters accept NEMA 0183 heading inputs and are independently tested to IEC60945:2002.

Sensors & Processors – the range includes magnetic compass sensor and interface including an electromagnetic compass.

Interfaces – to support the wide range of existing equipment a variety of products are available including variation & deviation corrector, synchro to synchro amplifiers, NEMA to synchro interfaces.

Ancillaries – include digital rudder position sensors and indicators, heading monitors and power supplies.

Accessories – precision azimuth reading device, signal junction boxes

Transmitting Magnetic Compass and Electromagnetic Compass Systems – are available, both are independently tested to IEC60945:2002



Marine Navigation Equipment

Manufacture and supply of a wide range of marine navigational and control systems

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