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We are Smartmarine

Smartmarine B.V. is a Dutch company located in Eindhoven. We started as a distributor of Quark-Elec products in The Netherlands and Belgium. Now we are proud head distributor of Quark-Elec in West-Europe.

Smartmarine B.V.

Weegschaalstraat 3

5632 CW Eindhoven, The Netherlands

+31 40 3690310

info@smartmarine.nl

Chamber of Commerce (KvK): 80752780

VAT (Dutch): NL861787018B01

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Affordable

A yacht is often a valuable possession, which is why we strive for a high-quality range for an attractive price.

Reliable

We only supply quality products with a good reputation and an excellent warranty. Our customer reviews prove this.

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Our story

Versatile, easy to install, but above all price-friendly.

These were the characteristics that our new AIS Wi-Fi Multiplexer had to meet.

It all started at the beginning of the first lockdown, where the rushed life came to a brutal halt. That was the moment that made us realise that there is so much more to life than making a career and the never ending rush. And that went rigorously with the long-cherished dream of Hans to sail across the Atlantic. The 24ft'er went on sale and something bigger came in return. Less than a week later, the glass was raised for the purchase of a Jeanneau 34ft.

The new ship had a somewhat dated Raymarine ST-60 set and an old Garmin 128 GPS. Exchanging the Garmin for a chart plotter was a no brainer, but just replacing the still perfectly working Raymarine instruments was a shame. A used Raymarine chartplotter in the C-series was an option to combine everything budget-friendly, but that idea was not that budget-friendly either. A used plotter, despite its outdated technique, is still quite priced. Then there are the doubts about where to place: in a Navpod at the helm position, under the sprayhood or perhaps just at the chart table. A screen would come in handy in all three places.

Of course, the topics about navigating with a tablet on the Sailors Forum had been the focus of attention for years. Given the wishes and the designated budget, an AIS wifi multiplexer was the perfect alternative. Even OpenCPN could run on an Android tablet! So navigation wherever you are on board.

The AIS multiplexers from Quark-Elec were soon in the picture. Beautiful products with all the desired possibilities and also very price-friendly. Unfortunately only easy to order in England. Surely this had to be done easier? Just pay in a Dutch webshop with iDeal and faster shipping, or perhaps through a local dealer. Due to the Brexit nowadays it saves you a lot of money to order with us.

The Quark-Elec QK-A027 AIS Seatalk multiplexer ordered by Hans worked perfectly on board and with OpenCPN a great combination.. The installation of the multiplexer was done quickly, ideal with the power supply via Seatalk and even configuring OpenCPN was not too bad. That fueled the enthusiasm about the Quark-Elec products even more and not just as nice talk in the marina.

Smartmarine BV was born! Given my background as entrepreneur with love for the sailing world, becoming a Quark-Elec distributor was the ideal step. Smartmarine's mission was soon clear: Smart, affordable, & simply connected. The products are offered through our own webshop and a dealer network. Through the webshop there is an extensive range of products, they are easy to order and equipped with support. All this for very friendly prices!

The Quark-Elec products start from a basic AIS receiver to the top model, an NMEA2000-Seatalk multiplexer with bi-directional communication and a great integrated AIS receiver. The generous possibilities are still easy to configure.

Today, May 2022 we have more than 650 happy customers in 12 different countries. Customers rate us with a 9.7