Tag Archives: Ritchie Navigation

Ritchie Navigation mourns loss of owner Paul Sherman

Paul Frederick Sherman, owner of Ritchie Navigation, passed away peacefully on March 20 at the age of 81, followed by his wife of 55 years, Joan, on April 4. Sherman led the Pembroke, Massachusetts-based company from 1966 through 2020. His son and current company president, Jon Sherman, shared the sad announcement. An accomplished craftsman, Paul Sherman was renowned for his ...

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Ritchie Navigation re-opens

Ritchie Navigation, the world’s largest and oldest manufacturer of magnetic compasses, reopened on May 18 after a forced COVID-19 closure mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Due to proactive measures taken prior to the hiatus, the company is back up and running with renewed vigor and at full speed. “During the closure, we received compasses in need of maintenance or ...

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Marine manufacturers take action against COVID-19

By Adam Quandt Throughout the ever-evolving novel coronavirus outbreak, many marine industry manufacturers are making the decision to temporarily halt production, in an effort to keep employees safe. Last week, Brunswick Corporation announced it was suspending production at certain of its propulsion and boat operations over the next few weeks in response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). A ...

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Ready to Boat launches on Boaters University

Ready to Boat by Ritchie Navigation

Ritchie Navigation’s educational program Ready to Boat has launched on Boaters University. It was designed to provide boaters of all experience levels with the safety and navigation skills needed to enjoy their time on the water, taught in an entertaining online environment. Ready to Boat provides boatbuilders with boating safety information that they, in turn, pass on to their new ...

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Ritchie Navigation compass shows the way

GPS receivers and other digital technologies transformed marine navigation, but they’re no substitute for a compass, especially when there’s no power. The HF-743 Helmsman Flush Mount CombiDial has all the superior build quality and features Ritchie Navigation is renowned for, and does something no GPS can: display an actual heading. The HF-743 Helmsman has a 3-3/4″ CombiDamp dial with a ...

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