Calypso Instruments appoints UK distributor
Dorset-based maritime supply company Marine Components International (MCI) is expanding operations after signing a new distributor deal with Calypso Instruments, a Spanish manufacturer of wired and portable wind sensors.
MCI provides specialist import, warehousing, distribution, sales, and technical support for a wide range of marine products to yacht builders, chandlers, and shipyards worldwide. The latest deal will see the company become Calypso Instruments’ exclusive UK distributor.
MCI managing director Andy Scott says he is delighted to welcome Zaragoza-based Calypso to MCI’s portfolio. “Calypso is taking a completely innovative approach to the design process of an anemometer, reducing size, weight and power consumption to a minimum,” he says. “The impressive result is a range of compact wind sensors that are ideal for use within the marine market.”
Calypso Instruments‘ products are used on cruising yachts, race yachts and sailing dinghies. They are said to be easily integrated into boats’ current NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 systems, as well as a range of free-to-market apps, so offer advantages over traditional cup and vane anemometers whose mechanical parts wear over time. Calypso Instruments sensors have no moving parts, delivering long-term data with no need for ongoing maintenance.
“MCI is very excited by the potential of Calypso Instruments in the UK market,” continues Scott. “Its team in Spain is having great success and as an established supplier of high-quality marine equipment and with our strong market experience, MCI is looking forward to working in partnership with Calypso to help achieve its sales growth ambitions.”
Fernando Pascual-Andreu, founding partner and director of Calypso Instruments, says: “Everyone at Calypso Instruments recognises MCI’s expertise, not only in distribution, but in sales and the importing of innovative products. We look forward to growing our partnership with the MCI team.”
MCI will be showcasing the range of Calypso anemometers at Seawork Commercial Marine Show 21-23 June 2022, and at the 53rd Southampton International Boat Show 16-25 September 2022.