The Company

Sentinel Marine solutions is the leading connected boat platform supplier and a recognised enabler for digital transformation of boating industry. We develop software and hardware for integrating, monitoring and remote control of modern boat systems, aiming to become the first-choice IoT connectivity provider and cloud platform for marine industry. Our focus are OEMs, looking into solving connectivity, data acquisition and application development.

The Team

We have significant experience in OEM business, engineering skills and insight into the marine industry developments. This has allowed us to start with creating an aftermarket solution for boat owners and fleet operators, later progressing towards building a connected boat platform for the OEMs. Boat builders are now able to offer digital services without having to solve all the accompanying challenges like connectivity, cloud infrastructure and user facing apps.

The team currently counts 20 members - 15 in engineering (hardware, software) and 5 in sales, marketing and operations, located in two offices in Zagreb (Croatia) and Ljubljana (Slovenija).

Marko Pihlar

Co-founder and CEO

Computer Sciences and Economics, multiple managerial positions in software & global business development

Pedro Kostelec

Co-founder and CTO

Computer Sciences, 10 years of software development, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning expert.

Matic Herman

Co-founder and lead HW developer

PhD in Electrical Engineering, 11 years of hardware development, Internet of Things advocate.

Our Core competence

We offer a full stack in-house development: electronics design, embedded firmware, cloud software, web and mobile applications. Having a strong Data team we leverage Machine learning and AI to create insights and build models for preventive maintenance, incident analysis and enhanced navigation. Our hardware is highly optimized for marine industry requirements (low current consumption, native NMEA2000 support, wireless extendability) and is being constantly updated to stay in sync with latest deveopment in smart sensors and telecommunications.

Ownership and organisation

We are a private company backed by VC funding, headquartered in Croatia. An office in Zagreb (Croatia) hosts management, sales, business developers and marketing staff. Product team operates from a subsidiary (Sentinel Labs) based in Ljubljana (Slovenia). Manufacturing is done with subcontractors in Slovenia. Cloud servers are located in Europe (Germany, Slovenia, Finland).