Welcome to NECOl, the longest established marine electronics company in St.Maarten

Necol Ltd. service and sales for marine navigation and communication equipment. Serving the Caribbean for over 30 years

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The longest established marine electronics company in St.Maarten today, NOCEL was started since 1986.

Necol can install, service and repair most bridge equipment: autopilots, gyro compasses, GPS, Maxsea, Nobeltec and Transas electronic navigation charts plus radars and echo sounders. In satellite communications / TV, we are factory authorised dealers for KVH trakPhone, trakVision and mini-VSats.

We are also an authorized dealers and ‘factory service center’ for Furuno, Raytheon-Anschutz, B&G and Simrad / Navico; and authorized battery replacement agents for ACR & McMurdo – EPIRB’s and other ACR equipment.

About the Owner

Andrew Rapley, the founder of NECOL started this company in the 1980’s, and is still at the helm today. Andrew is committed to giving his customers a really high quality, personal service.

Andrew is always up to date with the latest factory product certification courses and in the field of marine electronics.

Captains’ feedback remains particularly strong for their electronic services and installations; with Andrew himself, being consistently highly rated for his technical knowledge, skills and commitment to customer satisfaction… “Excellent service!”

Settle your invoices online! We now accept Visa and MasterCard

Our Services

We offer the full range of services:

  •  +  supply of goods from the factory
  •  +  fault-finding of installed equipment
  •  +  repair with genuine parts
  •  +  We do excellent complete or partial rewires on smaller boats,
  •  +  NMEA integration or integration improvements on all sized vessels.
  •  +  Gyro compass rebuilding and compass swinging services are always available.
  •  +  Radio inspections for class surveys


We are authorized to supply warranty for each supplier listed on this website. Certain terms and conditions apply depending upon the individual OEM.


If your boat has electronics,computer, generator or a watermaker on board you will at some point need us for spare parts or service. We have been in business for 20 years and have seen it all. No matter what make or model we probably know it. When in  St Maarten come into our shop and find a gold mine of information.

Our primary focus changes, depending upon the season, but encompasses navigation equipment,  racing instrumentation, satellite communications and TV, bridge integration, radio inspection for class survey. Andrew has excellent fault finding skills and the correct tools to do the job.

This is the season of the mega-yacht.  Our trained and capable technicians fault find and repair radars, autopilots, set up or improve NEMA bridge integration, navigation equipment, satellite TV, satellite telephones and internet connectivity.  We are wizards of the gyro compass, compass swinging and radio inspection for class surveys.

If you have bought a used cruising yacht and want to sail into remote areas, you would be well advised to book the boat into NECOL for one of their famous electrical refits.  This is only available by prior appointment in the summer months, i.e. July - October.