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About Us

Marine Electronic Installations (MEI) was established in 1992 by Jim Staig and his wife Verena. Jim has had a varied career starting in the Merchant Navy. His career included working for Shipmate and as a sole trader before setting up MEI and shortly after taking premises in Port Solent, Portsmouth where our main office is today.

MEI is a family run business, with Jims step-son Andrew joining Jim in 1995 and then step-daughter Stephanie in 2006. 

We are extremely proud to be Authorised Dealers and Service Agents for a multitude of electronics manufacturers including Furuno, Raymarine, Icom and Simrad and have a wealth of knowledge about and experience of these products.

Although we are based in the UK, we supply equipment around the world and, if you are looking for an electronics package to be supplied and installed on a vessel that is not in the UK, we can provide a very competitive service from an experienced and authorised dealer and service agent. This means, where applicable* you are entitled to a full worldwide on-board warranty from the manufacturer on your installation rather than having the trouble of removing items and returning them yourself. We have a multitude of contacts in freight and travel and offer very competitive labour rates which sometimes make us more competitive than even local companies. We have recently carried out installations in Greece and the Caribbean, and often travel to France and within the UK for our customers. You can view some of our installations and the type of vessels we have worked on in our Gallery.

We would like to hear from you whether you are looking for a small addition to your boat or a full refit, just call or email us for a chat.

Thank you for considering MEI