About Us

Da Gama Maritime was established by professional mariners who wanted to make a difference to the industry through a number of areas.  Focusing on navigation management and on board crew training the company initially worked solely with Superyachts but over the years this has broadened from small day boats to commercial ships as well as private islands.

Passionate about enhancing safety at sea we use our experience to discuss the most cost effective options available to you in respect to navigation management and firefighting.  You can review our services through the tabs above but in general we cover:

    - Navigation management and the provision of stores necessary to remain safe underway.
    - On board crew training in areas of navigation and firefighting.
    - Training private island staff in firefighting to provide a safer environment for guests.

Employing personnel specialised in the areas of navigation or firefighting, our team are ready to support you with everything from simple advice through to dedicated training packages or the day-to-day navigation management of your vessel.
With more vessels shifting across to Electronic Navigation we rely upon our years of knowledge using electronic charts to explain the differences to the numerous options available to the mariner.  We can also assist in putting procedures together for use by Officers Of the Watch to maintain safety at sea.

Stores supply

As a full UK Hydrographic Distributor we can supply all paper and electronic products licenced by the UKHO to individuals, vessel crew or management companies for which you have a couple of options:

  • Sign up to our full Navigation Management - through this service you'll have access via this website (see the Client Login above) to a complete management control system which works with you to ensure you always have the most up-to-date charts, publications and licences on board.  You will be assigned an account manager who will work with you in this as well as having access to our complete catalogue of navigation and fire related stores.  24/7 support is also available.
  • If you're looking to purchase UKHO products but don't want us to manage your outfit, i.e. one off purchases or perhaps just the simple renewal of annual licences, our public shopping website via this link is the place for you.  Paper and electronic charts and publications can be purchased on-line but we won't inform you of new editions or when licences are due to expire.  Charts can also be ordered and collected from our office as we have the Print On Demand capability.

If you're unsure which is the best option for you, just give us a ring and we can talk you through to identify the most cost effective method.

Internationally recognised for meeting the strict requirements of ISO9001:2008, we have been certified by Lloyd’s Registry for our navigation management procedures.  A copy of our certificate can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.

Da Gama Maritime is proficient in the latest regulations governing maritime navigation and safety and as founding partners in the ECDIS Revolution, a series of conferences dedicated to electronic navigation developments, we are committed to promoting the vital role navigation plays in SOLAS.

  Click on the picture to the left to watch our crew training promotional video

Company Quality Policy Statement

Our standards will at all times be professional and absolute to all clients, current and potential, for the services we provide.

Our status within the industry will grow as a result of reputation so we will always provide accurate information, quotes, orders and where necessary, written documentation to clients as part of the policy of meeting ISO9001.

Focused on promoting safety, we will continually look to assist all mariners through our employees experience, reputation and knowledge base.

Staff are critical and by maintaining a professional, polite and open working environment we will encourage them to contribute to the effectiveness of the company through close co-operation and communication.

Company Quality Obectives

Navigation Management

To acknowledge and respond to all e-mails within 4 hours of receipt during the working day and 24 hours at weekends.

To supply the highest quality products to clients.

To achieve 100% customer satisfaction.

UKHO Distribution

To supply all hard copy ADMIRALTY products within an acceptable timeframe.

To dispatch electronic licences within 24 hours of the customer ordering.

Training

Have at least two personnel trained or qualified to conduct every task.

To uphold and enhance industry standards through Flag State recognition.

Consultancy

To provide comprehensive and accurate advice in the maintenance of maritime safety as a result of awarded contracts.

Overall

Retain a positive and creative work environment to encourage new ideas and respect hard work.

To maintain the highest standards of communication within the office and to clients or potential clients by all effective means.