Compass Compensation and Adjustment

Lauderdale Compass compensates compasses on all types of vessels ranging from pleasure boats to Sport Fishing boats to ships and USCG Cutters. Compass adjustments are performed on boats utilizing various types of equipment. Upon completion of our compass compensation and adjustment services you will receive a deviation card that shows how much, if any deviation is present.<
Compass Adjustments are Mandatory! If you operate a charter service compass adjustments are mandatory for insurance compliance. Depending on the size of vessel, compass adjustments are required every 1 – 2 years. Be sure and check with your provider for exact requirements. In addition if you are navigating certain water-ways or shipping lanes the Port Pilot will require seeing your deviation card.

Repair Services

Lauderdale Compass has been providing compass repairs, sales and compass service since 1982. Lauderdale Compass services all major compass manufacturers including Ritchie Navigation, C-Plath, Danforth, Sunnto and Plastimo.

Lauderdale Compass has been selling and servicing compasses in South Florida since our inception in 1982. Located in the heart of the marine boating capital of the world. We specialize in marine compass repairs and compass compensation. Our technicians have decades of compass repair experience and have worked on literally thousands of compasses and marine instrumentation.

Ship us your compass for repair: We offer compass repair and services for customers across the country. Ship us your compass and we will provide an estimate of your repairs. For more information about packaging and shipping your compass or about our pricing contact us at (800) 951-5123. We are glad to help!
We provide quick turnaround times on all of repair services and we warranty what we sell and service.



Mercury Smart Craft Gauge LCD Replacement $165 w/New Lens $215
Mercury Smart Craft Gauge Lens Replacement $145
DieselView Black/White/Monochrome Display $600
VesselView Color Display $800
Detroit Diesel DDEC or MTU rectangular display with 6 buttons on the right side $1400
Caterpillar 5 Inch Display with 4 Buttons on the right 12 Pin connection on the back $600
Volvo Penta or VDO Tachometer LCD Replacement $285
Volvo Penta or Other LCD 4 Inch Repair $400
Yamaha Display Repair Round Gauges $150 w/Lens $185
Yamaha Display Square Gauges $150
Man MMDS 6.3 Depending on damaged components. $1200-$2400