Based at Pwllheli ROWLANDS has been servicing boat owners in North Wales since 1984 accruing significant experience in both power and sailing craft installations across the full spectrum of marine electronics including radar, instrumentation, navigation aids, communications, sonar and fish finders and entertainment systems.
In 2012 we opened a second branch based at Conwy Marina, occupying part of the Network Chandlery shop on Ellis Way.
Our portfolio of completed projects on vessels up to 64' is extensive and we have an established reputation for quality at competitive prices.
ROWLANDS employ professional engineers who undergo regular manufacturer training thereby ensuring familiarity with the latest products, installation codes and practices.
Marine grade materials, in line devices and accessories for cabling installations are sourced from specialist suppliers to maximise life expectancy and reliability in harsh operating conditions.
In addition to private boat owners ROWLANDS provide marine electronics installation support to boat dealers for equipping new builds these include SEALINE, JEANNEAU, FAIRLINE, BENNETAU, X-YACHTS, ELAN, PRINCESS, CRANCHI, TAYANA and CHAPARAL.
Complete electronics and electrical systems refits are undertaken on power and sailing craft complemented by heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, generator and water maker installations are also undertaken on vessels preparing for blue water voyages.
We undertake installations on a fixed price basis subsequent to a detailed survey and client consultation and have the resources to operate throughout North Wales including Holyhead, Conway, Menai Straights, Deganwy, Portmadoc, Port Dinorwic Bangor, Barmouth and Aberdovey.
Systems Design & Integration
Consultation with the customer to identify operational features and control functions for comprehensive bare boat or supplementary installations. Compile a cost effective preliminary specification for hardware and system architecture for discussion and finalisation with the customer. Conclude the final inventory and system architecture affording consideration to integration with existing hardware. Prepare a priced specification.
Typical examples are systems for sailing and power craft including radar, chart plotter, status instruments, auto steering, DSC VHF communications, AIS and echo sounders.
Comprehensive on board inspection of electronic and electrical systems to verify or determine:
- Correct function, adequacy for the task, reliability, safe condition and performance to specification.
- Requirement for upgrade or replacement of hardware and networks to fulfil the owner's specification for additional or complementary operating features and functions.
- Cause of failure to electrical or electronic hardware.
- Cause and extent of damage to electrical and electronic hardware and systems due to fire or flooding.
The foregoing is supported by a detailed specification for reinstatement.
A commissioning service is available to customers within North Wales who purchase hardware from ROWLANDS thereby ensuring that the installation is correctly executed and adequately protected.
Commissioning involves checking the wiring and protective devices, interconnection and correct function.
Hardware will be set up at the dockside and sea trials undertaken if required.
The same service is available to owners of new boats that have factory fitted electronics.
Hardware commissioned by ROWLANDS will carry full on board warranty subject to manufacturers terms and conditions.
Call us for details Tel 01758 613193
AFTER SALES SERVICE
As an approved service dealer for all major manufacturers ROWLANDS is authorised to respond to call outs from customers who have warranty issues with marine electronics hardware subject to the manufacturers terms and conditions being fulfilled which as a minimum will include original installation or commissioning by an approved service dealer.
Faulty equipment will be repaired or replaced within the warranty period provided failure is attributable to faulty workmanship or materials.
ROWLANDS affords priority to warranty calls.
Installations by ROWLANDS carry a 12 months conditional warranty on materials and workmanship. Faults will be rectified at no cost to the customer subject to the vessel being within 40 miles of PWLLHELI.
During 24 years ROWLANDS has accrued significant exposure to all marine electronics manufacturers and has on site workshop facilities for service and repair of hardware. In situations where manufacturer involvement is required ROWLANDS will arrange for removal from the vessel, repair, reinstallation and recommissioning.