Island Consulting, Inc.
Founded in 2003, Island Consulting is a privately held corporation, located in Newbury, MA, USA. Island Consulting is a provider of network and telecommunications equipment and has been manufacturing and distributing The Wirie products since June 2009. We are dedicated to selling only the best marine and RV WiFi systems and 3/4G systems, using top-quality components, and to offering a true marine grade solution at an affordable price.
After spending years cruising at sea, we have learned a lot through our experiences and personal relationships with cruisers. These interactions, coupled with our vast knowledge of computer software and hardware, resulted in The WirieAP+ and The Wiriepro. We are confident that we have developed the best possible solution for you to get online from the comfort of your own boat or RV and are committed to making sure every one of our customers believes the same!
Mark has worked in the computer field for too many years, that's why he went sailing! During his travels, he, like most cruisers, wants to stay in touch with friends and family, and of course research the never ending broken boat parts that need replacing. Using his technology background combined with years of cruising on a sailboat, he and Liesbet invented The Wirie (2009). He believes our new product line is the most cost effective and best way currently on the market to enhance a user's ability to get online from his or her own boat or RV. With the advent of global 3G/4G/LTE service, Mark was dedicated to creating a cost effective way to add this support to the product line, and The WirieAP+ and The Wiriepro were born in 2014. He is available to answer any questions.
Liesbet is a certified primary school teacher from Belgium. She is very passionate about traveling, which she has done her whole life. She also loves writing. While cruising, she transforms into a freelance writer and then, The Wirie comes in very handy. Liesbet and Mark spent one year traveling by RV throughout Mexico and Central America and in 2007, they started cruising on Irie, their 35' sailing catamaran. Her flexible, innovative and encouraging personality has led to many adventures of which The Wirie is just one …
Tim runs and manages all aspects of the U.S. manufacturing and distribution of The Wirie. He ships The Wirie anywhere in the world and provides any type of support you might need once you have purchased The Wirie. Tim was also instrumental in the development of our newest products, The WirieAP+, The Wiriepro, and The WirieEx. Tim sails his Alden 44, Silhouette, out of Newburyport, MA.
What's up with the name Wirie?
Mark and Liesbet sailed and lived on S/V Irie, a 35 foot Fountaine Pajot catamaran, for eight years.
IRIE (Caribbean adjective)
Pronounced: I-ree / I-rie
Definition: To be at total peace with your current state of being. The state of feeling great, cool, good, nice. The way you feel when you have no worries.
Uses: "Everything is irie, mon." "I'm feeling irie, mon." "Live life irie."
"I be feeling kinda irie, mon."
We came up with the name Wirie because it combined our boat name with WiFi, turning The Wirie into a wireless internet solution that's "all good".