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Guiding you through the sailing season

Find books, charts and more to help you plan and navigate your sailing trips.

Imray charts are officially recognised by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for carriage on coded and fishing vessels under 24m in length

Imray Books

Pilot books, cruising guides and new releases

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Imray Charts

Where are you going next? Imray charts - designed for leisure sailors

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Imray Digital

Explore with Imray - discover new destinations

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Seasonal shipping dates and opening hours

International orders: 6 December Europe and international courier: 13 December Highlands and Northern Ireland: 20 December Rest of UK: 21 December Imray will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 4pm Friday 22 December, reopening 9am Monday 2 January. Any orders placed during this time will be processed when we are back. Wishing all of our customers Season’s Greetings and a Peaceful 2024.

The River Great Ouse

Explore the waterways of East Anglia! New edition of River Great Ouse and its tributaries available now.

Meet us at METSTRADE Amsterdam 15-17 November 2023

Imray will be at METSTRADE Amsterdam 15-17 November 2023 on the Bookharbour stand 07.326


The sailing season in Greece extends well into the autumn and we've just published a new edition of Ionian by Rod and Lucinda Heikell

Book of the Month Adriatic Pilot

Each month, we take a dive into a different book with a blog post inspiring you to cruise that region and providing tips and advice.

Adriatic Pilot sailing guide is now available at

Explore with Imray - a new way of finding trusted cruising information

Plan and share your sailing adventures online using Explore with Imray, a digital library of pilot books and cruising guides. Now includes Imray raster charts!

explore with imray is a new social web application for leisure sailors to interact with imray book content and shaer their sailing adventures

The Imray story

Imray’s story can be traced back to the mid 1700s, when the hubbub of merchant ships filled the London Docklands and early cartographers were beginning to chart the world. We’re still a family business run by direct descendants of those pioneers. We draw on our long experience and rich heritage to serve the information you need to plan and navigate the seas today.

Gift inspiration

From Almanacs to Chart Packs to an Explore with Imray Gift Membership.

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Free shipping to UK and Europe*

We offer free UK shipping when you spend £60 or £175 for orders to Europe.

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Discover our new podcast series

We've teamed up with Ceri Hurford-Jones to offer a new series of free podcasts.

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*Free EU shipping is only for Europe Zone 1. For more information see our Shipping and Returns page.