Welcome to the East Coast Pilot website

East Coast Pilot’ is the best-selling pilot book for the coast, rivers and creeks between Great Yarmouth and Ramsgate, now in its 5th Edition and written solely by us for all who cruise these waters, just as we do.

East Coast Pilot

 The web resource for  Imray’s ‘East Coast Pilot’

  - the first choice for East Coast cruising

Site last updated 16 Oct 2020

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- local news items that affect pilotage and

Navigation around the ECP area.

Latest: South Dock Marina; Kingsferry Bridge; Potton Bridge; Orfordness……..

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- sign up for our free email newsletters.                       - ask Honorary Port Pilots for personal advice.

- submit suggested book updates.                               - contact the Team.

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Book Updates

- keep your 5th Edition of ECP bang up to date with our unique service.

Most recent updates (Edn 5) Medway, Orfordness; Lowestoft; Fox’s; Woodbridge……


- links to East Coast

weather information


- download and print chartlets of the Deben and Ore entrances - 2020 buoy positions on 2019 surveys. (2020 surveys are delayed indefinitely).

- download and print other useful diagrams for the East Coast.


- tidal predictions for East Coast locations.

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Mail: info@eastcoastpilot.com?subject=Submitted update for East Coast Pilot NEW 5TH EDITION OF ‘EAST COAST PILOT’ AVAILABLE AT CHANDLERIES AND ONLINE

Orfordness lighthouse, now sadly gone, pictured a few years ago

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