Marine Electrical Solutions Ltd was incorporated in 2004 by Ian Eatherley to meet growing customer demand for solutions to marine electrical and electronics problems, and provide high quality products to the boat owners of the Marlborough Sounds.
As leader of the team at Marine Electrical Solutions, Ian is in a solid position to provide these services to a wide range of boats. His eighteen years of experience in the industry range from owning and managing a successful marine electrical and electronics business in Bermuda to organizing major electrical refits on the superyachts of Mallorca, Spain to providing two years of professional and reliable service to the boat owners of the Sounds. Ian’s technical skills are world class and are backed up by extensive blue water practical experience.
With this service background and through professional association with the major importers and manufacturers of marine electrical and electronics products in New Zealand and overseas, Marine Electrical Solutions is able to supply and service virtually any equipment found on pleasure craft and commercial vessels.
Like most kids growing up in and around the Hauraki Gulf my experience with boating started with weekends and holidays away on the family yacht which went from a Raven 26 to a Young 88 to a Chico 355.
I began an apprenticeship in Automotive Electrical Engineering in 1984 and after 4 years left NZ on the big OE and moved to Bermuda. There I started Bermuda Auto/Marine Electrical Ltd. The marine side of the business grew until that dominated our time and the business was split in two. Bermuda Marine Electrical continued to grow and we started bringing in New Zealand technicians to help with the busy work load which consisted of many local charter and foreign visiting vessels ranging in size up to 150 ft luxury super yachts.
The pull of cruising eventually took over so after 10 successful years we sold the business and cruised the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean in our own 42ft yacht for 3 years. In that time we stopped in Palma, Mallorca, the super yacht capital of the world and I worked for a local marine electrical/electronics business, Danbrit, who specialized in refits and servicing of super yachts of up to 250ft .I headed up complete electrical refits of an American super yacht sailboat and an American super yacht power boat. We then moved on to Croatia where we left our boat in storage to go and live and work in Sydney. I joined the Barrenjoey Marine Electrical team and was involved in all facets of electrical and electronics but concentrating primarily on Raymarine Electronics installations in New Riverias and Beneteaus. After 10 months there it was time to return to Croatia and cruising the Mediterranean and Moroccan coasts and then back across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean islands. A new addition to the family saw us finish cruising in Annapolis, USA. We returned home to New Zealand where I worked for businesses in Auckland and Blenheim.
When the time was right we decided to open Marine Electrical Solutions Ltd. I wanted to raise the bar on service to my customers and so formed relationships with the best quality product suppliers like Lusty And Blundell, Lighthouse marine, BEP and many others. My prices are extremely competitive with other service suppliers and retailers in New Zealand and I am committed to the long term.
Anyway enough about me, if you have any questions or you want a free appraisal visit to your yacht or power boat of any size or budget, please contact me.