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Pete Rowland is a U.S. Navy trained navigation electronics technician with 40 years of experience in technology and boating. Pete is a lifelong water person and sailboat racer. He started in the Marine Industry as a Navigation Electronics Technician working on Inertial Navigation Systems and ships electronics as a qualified submariner and quartermaster (Navigator).  He completed three western pacific cruises during the height of the cold war. Being aboard a submarine as a young man, seagoing values like thinking pro-actively, being prepared, and problem solving under pressure were ingrained into his makeup.  Pete has worked in technology his entire life – He has had positions with Lockheed maintaining and installing military flight simulators and avionics, along with working as a network and systems engineer installing SUN and IBM enterprise computer systems.  Pete has been in business for eight years, and he is grateful for the opportunity to work in an industry centered around a passion for sailing and the ocean.

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Rowland Marine Electrics a full-service marine electrical and electronics shop with 40 years’ experience in Navigation and Marine Electronics. Rowland Marine is a certified dealer in best of breed brands – Victron Power Systems, B&G, Simrad, Raymarine, Garmin, Furuno. We are expert troubleshooters, follow best practice in installations, and have developed blue water proven designs which enhance the boater’s experience. We pride in ourselves in an unparalleled level of service.  Our systems and power installations are done professionally – they are clean, labeled, and engineered for simplicity and best performance.

About Rowland Marine Electrics Inc.

  • Veteran Owned Business
  • 8+ Years in Business
  • We have worked on hundreds of projects and have boats sailing with our products worldwide.
  • We are ambassadors for the products we sell and are always willing to share our product knowledge and experience with customers.

Certifications, Associations and Memberships

U.S. Navy Trained in Navigation Electronics

ABYC Certified Electrician

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FCC Licensed for Commercial Craft - GROL, GMDSS, and RADAR Endorsed

NMEA Certified Electronics Installer

Victron Energy Dealer

Pete Rowland is a Richmond CA. boat instrument expert who provided excellent and knowledgeable service for replacement of a very old non-functioning B & G depth gauge transducer for my 1992 36 ft. Swan. He located and installed the necessary replacement parts which I had to order from a distributor in Fla. He was readily available by phone and email and provided follow-up service for the clogged knot meter thru hull paddle wheel at our dock after the boat had left his repair facility at KKMI. I can recommend him highly.
-Phil Weinstein
Pete is the go to for electronics installs and recommendations. He added Raymarine gear including MFD displays, AR camera, FLIR, new switches with wiring, bass speaker, and other odds and ends. He also installed the displays flush mounted as you see in the picture. Several years later still working great. Thanks for the piece of mind with your work.
-Mike Berndl
I’ve worked with Pete at Rowland Marine Electrics, Inc for a couple years and his knowledge, experience and willingness to troubleshoot problems is second to none.
- Bob Hennessey
I had to pull the mast on my boat so I contacted Pete at Rowland Marine Electronics to help me review all the mast wiring and electronics. Pete was extremely responsive and we scheduled a time to review the boat and mast wiring before the mast was pulled. Pete made a number of great suggestions, including building a junction box to clean up all the wiring and making it easier to trace issues in the future. Pete and his team did a fantastic job and all the work was done on time. The quality of the work and the finished product was excellent. Pete pays close attention to detail and makes sure all the work is done to best practices and standards. Pete was also extremely helpful in answering my questions and helping me understand the work being done. I feel much more confident now in how the wiring works on my boat which is invaluable when issues arise. I highly recommend Pete and his team.
- David Walsh
We were thrilled to work with Pete on the design and implementation of a complete power plant overhaul for our cruising catamaran. I initially came to Pete with a loose idea of what we trying to achieve. Pete took the time to work through every detail of the process with me, pulling out our goals and requirements to ensuring that we were designing a system that would deliver on everything we were looking for. Coming from an engineering background myself, I was happy and impressed that Pete always took the time to educate us about options, to advocate for superior solutions when available, and was always on the lookout for issues that could trip us up. Working with him felt like a true creative partnership. The end result has been a system that has delivered above and beyond my expectations - a Victron-powered 2600W solar charging system with dual Quattro inverters that has enabled us to live completely off-grid and without fossil fuels for months at a time, while still maintaining a high degree of creature comforts, including hot water! When it came time to translate the design to an installation, Pete tackled the space challenges of fitting the whole system into a single, tight engine room with creativity and attention to detail. The wiring layout is tidier than the factory installation was, with components cleanly laid out and labelled for ease of service. Pete and his assistant made sure we had a complete understanding of the system, including a detailed trial and walkthrough before handoff. In the (rare!) cases where we’ve had questions subsequently, Pete has been extremely helpful in getting us answers.
- Owen Anderson
Our services from Peter Rowland have spanned over 4 sailboats and he is always the call we make to pick our navigation and electronics gear for changes or upgrades. He is able to review for us the choices of products on the market to meet our needs and price points. Installation is timely and always completed. He has also been available after his work has been completed for questions on other electrical marine issues on our boats.
- Maria Carlson & Sara Roberts
We have been partnering with Pete Rowland and Rowland Marine Electrics for several years now. Pete excels at making sure the customer understands what they are receiving, giving great counsel on making smart choices, and staying on budget. Rowland Marine is a vital resource for our yard. Thanks For everything Pete!
-Kevin McMullen
Pete's attention to detail, frequent communication, and experience allowed us to discuss our options in length, establish priorities, and get results that look factory installed. As a result, our sailboat is safer, and easier for our family to enjoy. Throughout the project Pete updated us on budget and how our decisions would effect it. We greatly appreciated his teams excellent work, communication and transparency!
- Rayan
Pete Rowland is by far the most knowledgeable and experienced marine electrician I have ever known. When we needed to fully replace/upgrade all our electrical/electronic systems on our Tartan yacht, we knew we were in for a challenge. Until we met Pete; then the challenge became an educational journey of discovery. Not only did he thoroughly investigate and understand our wants and needs, but also designed and installed a system that to this day stands as a monument to best practices, efficiency, and effectiveness. Even our surveyor said it is the best design and installation he has ever seen. I have continually come back to Rowland for further work and advice. Pete is more than an electrician; he has become a trusted advisor and friend. What more can you ask from a service provider? I fully recommend Rowland Marine Electronics.
-John Slater

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