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Imray is the leading publisher of nautical information for leisure sailors.  

 

We publish award-winning electronic and paper nautical charts, high quality pilot books and cruising guides by prominent sailing authors and clubs, and nautical information via our apps.   


Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson Ltd was formed in 1904 when three chart publishing firms merged.  Each of these companies had a long and prestigious history going back to the mid-1700s, when the hubbub of merchant ships filled the London docklands and these early cartographers, nautical instrument makers and pilot book publishers worked alongside ships’ captains and crew. Their charts were supplied to mariners throughout the world.  For over a century, Imray Blueback charts were the first choice of many shipping companies.  

 

Our focus turned to yachting in the 20th century, when we began to tailor our charts and books to small craft.  We cemented our reputation internationally as the leading publisher of high-quality information for the leisure sailor.   


Today, the company is still owned and run by descendants of the original founders, and operates with an independent, family run ethos.  Based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, our small expert team of cartographers, editors, product designers and operations staff work closely with the sailing community to commission, publish and distribute our comprehensive range of charts and cruising guides for popular sailing areas worldwide.

 

Buy our products online or from one of our retailers in more than 40 countries.  

 




Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd is ISO9001:2015 certified for the publication, production and distribution of nautical charts and books. BSI certificate number FS612740. 


We are members of The British Cartographic Society, Cruising Association and Inland Waterways Association.

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