- Company Directory - Wills Ridley Ltd


Wills Ridley have been designing and manufacturing hydraulic steering gear since 1963. We supply full turnkey hydraulic steering, retro fits and rudder and rudder assembly packages. Our customers can choose from standard products or the majority of products including hydraulic actuators, valves, helm pumps, electrical or engine driven power packs and steering wheels. Steering gear packages can be designed to suit all major classification societies and can interface with all major auto pilots. Whether we’re in contact with the vessel owner, naval architect, technical or procurement department, we are happy to help and can offer full discretion. We are happy to sign non disclosure agreements when required. Having lucrative commercial and military contracts for many world and NATO navies (including the British Royal Navy), we can use their vast experience from a wide range of vessels to find a solution for any new-build or refit project up to 40 TM rudder torque capability per rudder. A vast network of 32 agents and service centres all over the world provide us with a high-quality aftercare service, providing training, accessible spares and worldwide commissioning, if required.





Unit 1
Kernick Business Park
TR10 9EW


Name:Ryan Kitchener
Tel:+44 (0) 1326 376015

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Wills Ridley delivers latest hybrid technologies for superyachts

The British company hopes to revolutionise the superyacht industry…


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The Orion Electrical Rotary Actuator is a product that has been three years in the making…

Press Release 25 Oct 2019

Dimming Problems? We have the solution…

Time and time again we receive calls from engineers on board superyachts with the same problem.... Dimming! The lights on various equipment are illuminating

Press Release 09 Jul 2019

Free Hydraulic Steering Gear service

Wills Ridley are one of the most experienced hydraulic steering gear designers and manufacturers in the world, supplying the maritime industry in the Superyacht…

Press Release 06 Feb 2019

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