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Media Release: ESHORE launched at SCIBS



BRISBANE, QLD. 19 MAY 2022: An expected crowd of over 51,000 will be attending the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show over the next four days. For local Brisbane man, Mark Smith, it’s a day that’s been in planning for over 3 years. Today Mark gets to finally launch his innovative new device to improve safety and compliance for the maritime industry.

Over his 40 year career Mark, an accredited surveyor, has been on hundreds of boats. With his first-hand knowledge, backed by countless hours of research and reading standards and legislation, he found too many boat owners had shore connections that were not compliant with the standard AS/NZS 3004: 2014 Electrical installations – Marinas and Boats – Boats.

Seeing there was an urgent need for both a safe and compliant solution, Mark designed a compact ‘plug and play’ shore connection system to ensure our boaties could have peace of mind with a reliable and easy-to-install solution called ESHORE.

“ESHORE combines everything you need to be safe and compliant in one neat package,” said Mark. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there on this. I wanted to design a solution that not only meets all legislative compliance and regulatory requirements but is also easy to connect and install. It’s plug and play – there’s no circuit design required.”

It will mean smooth sailing for boaties and commercial vessel owners who can better enjoy their time while on their boat, safe in the knowledge they are meeting compliance and regulation requirements. 

Captain Scott Keane, Construction Manager at Southern Ocean Solutions international ship builders added that “We like to use the ESHORE shore connection box. We find that it’s effective, safe, and the price is reasonable. It has everything that we need to do and it’s as simple as possible”.

Captain Peter Pope, a Surveyor for over 17 years from Maritime Solutions added that “ESHORE… is absolutely wonderful. It’ll solve a lot of problems. Very easy to use. This device will also prevent electrolysis of aluminium, steel and fibreglass penetrations.” Additionally and more importantly he added that “If the polarity is wrong, the device will lock out supply to the boat”.

ESHORE uses a unique and patented electrical design which will save boat owners money and time wasted with incorrect connections. 

ESHORE will be officially launched today and showcased to an expected crowd of 51,000 marine enthusiasts over the next few days at Australia’s boating blockbuster, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from 19-22 May 2022.


For more information contact: 

Alexandra Sellars

0421 837 060

[email protected] 


Mark Smith is an AMSA Accredited Marine Surveyor, a member of the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors, a Chartered Marine Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

SET Maritime & Electrical is owned by Mark Smith, a highly respected electrical contractor, qualified Marine Engineer and an AMSA Accredited Marine Surveyor. For over 40 years, Mark has offered a unique skill set to companies and owners/operators in the marine industry and has developed an extensive knowledge base and expertise to offer services for vessel operation and management. Contact Mark on 07 3067 3438.

ESHORE is a shore connection box meeting maritime industry compliance and regulatory requirements. Watch interview with Mark Smith on ESHORE 

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2022 is the most glamorous, immersive, unmissable boating lifestyle event in the Southern Hemisphere — from the luxury lifestyle of the superyacht set to the family fun of messing around with everything on, under and around the water. The latest-and-greatest boating tech and equipment, exclusive waterside VIP experiences and over 50,000 visitors make this Australia’s biggest celebration of lifestyles that are exotic and aquatic.