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 since June 2009. We are dedicated to selling only the best Marine and RV WiFi 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 Wirie and The WirieAP. 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 feels the same!

Mark Kilty

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. He believes it’s 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.

While in port, Mark is also available to help out fellow boaters with their computer needs and issues. If he’s around, just call s/v Irie on VHF 16.

Liesbet Collaert

Liesbet Collaert 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 travelling by RV throughout Mexico and Central America and then started cruising on Irie, their sailing catamaran. Her flexible, innovative and encouraging personality has lead to many adventures of which The Wirie is just one …

Tim Kilty


Tim runs and manages all aspects of the U.S. manufacturing and distribution of The Wirie. He is available to answer any questions, ship The Wirie anywhere in the world, and provide any type of support you might need once you have purchased The Wirie. Tim sails his Alden 44, Silhouette, out of Newburyport, MA.

What’s up with the name Wirie?

Mark and Liesbet sail and live on s/v Irie, a 35 foot Fountaine Pajot catamaran.
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 combines our boat name with WiFi, turning The Wirie into a wireless internet solution that’s “all good”.

Thank You!

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