About Us

Richard Tinley

From an accomplished Lymington sailing family, Richard has worked for over 30 years in yacht instruments starting as an apprentice at B&G.

With his own extensive sailing background, including several Transatlantic crossings he also worked for a number of years in electronics installation and service in the Caribbean.

For the last 15 years he has been building custom marine electronics plus servicing and repairing a wide range of electronics, including serving as official B&G service.

Hugh Agnew

After a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge and a further degree in Oceanography, Hugh has spent over 35 years in the design and commercialisation of navigation systems. These have ranged from high specification for the offshore industry to defence, early cell-phone based car navigation and yacht systems.

Throughout he has navigated racing yachts holding a good number of wins, records and line honours in many of the major offshore races.
Hugh is an occasional writer and speaker on navigation, is a Fellow and former Vice President of the Royal Institute of Navigation.

Tony Burch

Tony Burch

Following an engineering degree at Cambridge and an MBA at Cranfield Tony has had wide experience of management, company start-up and turn-around.

He has worked with Hugh Agnew before on a number of company acquisitions and interim management assignments. Tony has set up the corporate, commercial and accounting aspects at A+T together with bringing very considerable commercial experience.

Sarah Covey (Pidgley)

Sales & Office Management, she is the public face of the company. Sarah has worked in the marine instrumentation business for 25 years, including with Brookes & Gatehouse when it was still based in Lymington in the 1980s.


A+T operates from a modern industrial office and workshop in Lymington, UK, home to a number of leading marine companies, yacht designers and stylists. The current team of 15 is expected to grow over the next few months as additional engineering and operational staff join.

A+T was born out of servicing marine equipment of all varieties, and stepped into manufacturing our own; Tinley, Stowe and now A+T. Additionally we can repair almost any marine equipment and have a large stock of spare parts.

Clients are welcome to visit to discuss requirements or pick-up and drop-off equipment for service.

A+T Instruments Location

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A+T are expanding now.

Please contact us at info@AandTinstruments.com or see specific opportunities HERE