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Hamble Marine Ltd is now one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Marine Electronics to the leisure boat owner. We are a major Garmin supplier (FishFinders, ChartPlotters & Transducers etc), the largest independent importer of Banten antennas (Marine VHF and Boat TV aerials) and the sole UK importer of YakBitz products (NMEA & ST1 to WiFi converters).

Originally, following many years working for other people in their organisations (multi-national companies, small companies and Government Departments), I decided to set-up my own marine engineering company.

The company grew and became one of the leading marine electronic and electrical systems specialists in the Solent area with particular expertise in NMEA networking and generally fixing problems on boats where others have failed.  Ourexpertise, knowledge and experience covered…

Marine Electronics.

I have taken on a more “back seat” role now and have a team of experienced engineers who carry out most of the day-to-day work enabling me to concentrate on strategic planning for the future.

Peter Burton
Managing Director
Hamble Marine Ltd

Marine Electronics:

Several people have made the observation that what we don’t know about radio and electronics isn’t worth knowing – very flattering even if not quite 100% true!!!

Certainly we have an unrivalled knowledge of all aspects of Radio Communications and Electronics. Unlike many other firms in the area, we actually have a well-equipped workshop with facilities which include Marconi 2945 Radiocomms Test Set, Bird SWR meter, cross needle SWR meter for on-site testing, RF dummy loads, oscilloscope, test meters, etc.  etc.

And, as if to emphasise this, Peter (and Hamble Marine) was the first registered NMEA Marine Electronics Installer on the south coast.

Repairing of faulty marine radio and electronic equipment is usually best left to the manufacturer or service agent (they have all the experience and spare parts to carry out the process much more efficiently than any smaller firm).

We can supply equipment from all the major suppliers and our expertise is the fitting/installation and testing of equipment whether supplied by you or us including DSC radios, AIS units, depth transducers, wind indicators, radar etc.  We are generally a “non-stocking” distributor I.e. we buy in the equipment for a Customer’s specific requirements – you gain because this ensures you get the latest product with the latest upgrades and software and we gain because we don’t have to tie up our money in stock; we pass this saving onto in the form of lower prices and discount off the M.R.R.P.

We are also very good at interfacing your equipment to a common NMEA network so that it all “talks” to each other e.g. Raymarine or Garmin display & GPS, Icom radio and Digital Yacht AIS etc.


All our marine work is carried out in accordance with our Terms & Conditions which are based on the BMF standard terms and conditions.  Click here to read.

All mains electrical work is carried out in accordance with the 18th edition IEE Electrical Regulations issued by IET.

We are no longer involved in LPG Conversions – contact Walter Scott on 07771 858409 or email to  drwfscott@btopenworld.com for further details.