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 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 all of the enrollments, student information, ordering for the shop and bossing her brother around.
David Pincott (also one of the kids on board) is our chart
Captain Raymond Pincott, Mr Peter McDonald, Margaret Chambers and "Blue" Bulling are just some of the qualified trainers who guide our students through the intricacies of navigation, marine radio, marine engineering, collision regulations, loading and all aspects of the training required by the Maritime Authorities. See our page for information on the courses that we run.
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.
BRITISH ADMIRALTY CHARTS
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.