Nautical Books and Charts

Welcome to the Nautical Book Shop from  We work in association with Amazon to bring you a wide range of nautical books and charts covering such diverse subjects as navigation, weather, cruising, racing and boat maintenance as well as nautical fiction and DVDs.  You can check out our main categories below, use the search box if you know exactly what you are looking for or go straight to the links on the right and start browsing.

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Ionian Cruising Companion Cruising Guides and Pilot Books
Share the secrets of the world's best cruising destinations with our range of cruising guides and pilot books.  Get all the facts, photos and chartlets you need to cruise safely as well as background information for you to discover the hidden gems and enjoy your cruising to the full.

Boat Building and Maintenance Books
A range of books to help you maintain, repair and improve your boat and its equipment and systems.  Subjects covered include rigging, marine diesel engines, motor boat maintenance, fibreglass repair, outboard motors, electrical systems, boat plumbing and refrigeration.  There are also a number of titles focusing on wooden boat building techniques.
Boatowners' Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Yachtmaster for Sail and Power Course Texts
If you are just starting out or looking to gain the Yachtmaster qualification, whether your interest is in sail or power, then this is the section for you.  There are books to complement all of the RYA courses as well as ICC and CEVNI.  You will also find logbooks, training charts and exercises here.

Nautical Charts
We have a worldwide range of Admiralty and Imray Charts so if your plans include cruising the Caribbean or crossing the Channel then you are sure to find the charts you need here.
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Nautical Almanacs and Tidal Atlases
Our range of Almanacs and Tidal Atlases provide all the data you need for safe navigation wherever you are.  They include tide times, tidal height predictions and tidal streams as well as a wealth of other useful information for safe and efficient passage making.