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Discover more with the right equipment

With 89 years of navigation expertise

Being at sea gives a nice dose of freedom, salt spray and beautiful horizons. Good equipment, common sense and seamanship are necessary even when it's pale. The weather at sea changes quickly so make sure you are well prepared.

Our range of boat compasses perform at the same high level as our land compasses and they have several smart functions adapted to life at sea. Regardless of whether you have a sailboat, motorboat, yacht, kayak, canoe or dinghy, we have the equipment for you.

New – 100FC

Discover spring's new boat compass - 100FC - with slim design. Thanks to the optimized drill diameter (93 mm), you can easily attach the compass even to smaller dashboards. The 100FC is a universal compass and has functions that are well suited for use on both motorboats and sailboats.

Durable glass

All boat compasses from Silva have extra durable glass that resists scratches and external wear. Of course, the compasses are also water resistant and can be used all year round.

Silva's compasses also have an extended warranty of 5 years, so you can feel confident that your compass will be around for many seasons to come.

Dark navigation

If you know with you that you will be walking in the dark, we recommend an illuminated compass with an illuminated capsule that enables dark navigation. Several of our boat compasses are equipped with an illuminated capsule, including the models: C58 , 70NBC/FBC , 70UNE , 85E , 100BC , 100FC , 100NBC/FBC , 125B/H , 125FTC and 125T .

The size of the capsule

SIlva's boat compasses are available in several capsule sizes and the product names are based on this. The number in the name stands for the capsule diameter in millimeters, that is, the compass 125FTC has a capsule diameter of 125 mm while the C58 has a capsule diameter of 58 mm.

Several different areas of use

Common to the boat compasses is that the navigation function itself works well regardless of which boat you use them on. But they have different sizes, different mounting methods and specific functions that allow you to get more out of your boat compass if you choose one that is adapted to a certain type of boat or a certain area of ​​use


Fast compasses that keep the course even at high speeds. Stylish and neat design that can be mounted in different ways in your motorboat.

Navigation at full speed

With fast and precise direction

Motorboat compasses are designed to facilitate navigation at high speeds in rough weather. Thanks to the fast and stable setting, you keep the right course even when it's windy on the lake.

Bulkhead mounting or flush mounting
Several of the motorboat compasses can be mounted either with bulkhead mounting or with flush mounting. You choose what suits your particular boat best. However, remember to attach the compass properly so that it sits firmly when you accelerate.

Dual scale and multiple control lines
Some motorboat compasses have dual scales, including the 85 compass, which gives you a better overview and more detailed information about the course. You can also advantageously choose a compass that has several guide lines that enable the reading of the course from several different angles.


Stable compasses with larger capsule and several guide lines. Compensates the slope at high bank angles.

Correct course on the open sea

Roll compensation

The sailboat compasses are optimized to cope with severe heeling and compensate for any pitching and rocking that occurs on open water. The compasses have a larger capsule and are available with pedestal mounting for a better overview.

Control bar and built-in compensator
Thanks to several guide lines on the capsule, you can easily read the direction from several angles when handling your boat. It gives you more freedom regarding the placement of the compass on the boat. Most sailing compasses also have a built-in compensator that handles disturbances caused by magnetic fields.

Eliminate parallax errors
The top models 125FTC and 125T also have an extended shadow stick in the middle of the compass housing, which among other things helps to eliminate parallax errors.

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Equipment that is easy to take with you and gives you more joy on the lake. Whether you are sailing, fishing or kayaking.

Get more out of life on the lake

Compasses for adventure

The universal compasses 70UN and 70UNE are easy to take with you and are suitable for most types of boats. They are equipped with the most basic functions and can also be used as handheld compasses. This means that you can easily use the same compass on several boats without having to attach it, perfect if you rent or borrow a boat. The difference between the models is that the 70UNE has an illuminated capsule.

58 Kayak is specially designed for use on kayaks. It is small, light and has a unique fastening device with rubber bands and clips, with which you can easily attach it to the kayak without having to drill holes.

Waterproof packing
Pack smart, light and dry with color-coded and waterproof dry bags . Silva's dry bags are available in several sizes and hold between 3-48 liters of packing volume, depending on the model. Keep track of everything from sunscreen to rain gear and protect your equipment even when the waves wash over you at their best.

See more - experience more
Discover more of the amazing views life on the lake can offer. Marine binoculars Eterna are equipped with quality optics and adapted for use on the lake. They are also completely waterproof and float if an accident were to occur. With a headlamp on board, you can do your chores and keep your hands free. The headlamps in the Explore series are waterproof and have both white, red and orange light that enables night navigation and preserves night vision.