Binnacle Marine Services Ltd was founded in 2002. Based in Vancouver BC we service Vancouver, Victoria, Prince Rupert, Vancouver Island and NWT. Our compass adjusters are Transport Canada certified and in addition to the calibration of the magnetic compass the compass adjuster will install new compasses, inspect and certify life boat compasses.
Rod Hesp is the owner of the company and senior compass adjuster. Rod served in the British merchant Navy, followed by sailing as master of various vessels in Newfoundland and British Columbia. More recently Rod was a Senior master with BC Ferries and Master of the Island Escape, a cruise ship out of the Mediterranean, Africa and South America.
Rod trained as a compass adjuster with Frank Wright (West Vancouver) and has been adjusting compasses since 1996.
In addition Rod taught at marine colleges in Hull, London, Newfoundland and Vancouver BC.
Binnacle Marine Services Ltd has set prices with no hidden extras, we quote for the
compass adjustment and all travel costs are at cost.
We carry a large range of new and reconditioned compasses and have repair facilities
in North Vancouver.