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British designers and manufacturers of Steering Gear, providing first class service and products to customers worldwide.


Wills Ridley Ltd have been manufacturing and marketing hydraulic steering gear since 1963, originally for small fishing boats.

The company has developed considerably over the years in the military, leisure, fishing and commercial sectors, supplying vessels up to 40TM per rudder, including many war ships for NATO and the world’s largest single masted sailing boat M5

(previously Mirabella V). Complying with all major classification societies, Wills Ridley can supply all types of vessels from 7m to 150m and beyond.


Today, the quality and reliability of our products is recognised worldwide and is supported by ISO 9001 Design and Manufacturing Quality Assurance Certification. Wills Ridley take pride in their aftercare service and can supply 96% of spares for vessels that have our steering systems on board. We are constantly investing and developing new products.

Wills Ridley provide free advice on steering systems and spare parts; whether that be a budget quotation for a shipyard or to write a no obligation steering gear specification for a specific vessel and classification requirement. We can speak directly to the end user (or representatives) if required - please feel free to contact us for a free no obligation quote.


A wide range of equipment is available and the majority of our products can be customised to suit the users application, whether that be aesthetics or if the components need to fit in a certain area. For further information please view the products page.

To see what vessels we have supplied, click here.

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