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Dynamic Marine Systems (DMS) is a world class specialist sales, rental and support company serving the maritime market around Africa.

Our product groups, comprising top industry brands, include navigation, dynamic positioning & sensors, naval, survey, fishing, subsea technology, oceanographic, communications, coastal surveillance and navigation infrastructure.

All DMS engineers are extensively trained and well versed with African travel and work in difficult circumstances.

NOTE: In September 2020, DMS merged with Mackay Marine, a global electronics sales & 24/7 service provider with locations in 43 major ports. (see About Us).

COVID message:

Subject to travel restrictions, Dynamic Marine Systems is available for onboard service throughout South Africa. Administration, sales and remote technical support is available as normal for customers outside of South Africa.  Extensive travel will resume as soon as restrictions are lifted.

Dynamic Marine Systems has developed a cost-effective remote DP annual trial  & OVID inspection program to support our clients during this period of travel and vessel access restrictions. Please contact us for more information.

About Us

Our team of service engineers offer expert support to offshore vessels anywhere in the world. Our focus is on the specialist technologies which the vessels servicing the offshore oil & gas industry rely upon. Our specialty is Dynamic Positioning (DP) and automation (AMCS, PMS, PCS, FAS, etc.), also including navigation, communication, electrical/power management, engineering and other on-board systems.

Our specialist engineers are experienced  with all mandatory and industry required DP surveys and audits, such as annual DP trials, DP FMEA verification, DP Assurance Audits, GAP analysis, operations manuals, incident investigations well as OCIMF accredited OVID inspections. We also offer a remote DP trial program when access to vessels is restricted. (subject to class and charterer approval)

With the Mackay Marine backing, we now offer the full range of IMO mandated navigation and GMDSS communication products and services. This includes annual Safety Radio Survey, VDR APT, annual gyro service, radar services as well as ECDIS, GMDSS, VSAT and other systems.

All engineers have the relevant offshore safety training and qualifications and work is performed according to our DNV-GL ISO9001:2015 quality standards. Dynamic Marine is an approved service supplier by ABS and DNV-GL class societies, also offering annual GMDSS radio & AIS surveys.

Dynamic Marine has a wide portfolio of products available to suit any customer requirement or market. From DP systems and reference sensors, navigation and communications, our products are as extensive and qualitative as our specialist service. We have top brands including AMI, Cobham SAILOR, DTG Propulsion, Fugro SEASTAR, Furuno, Guidance Marine, iXblue, InertialLabs, Maxsea TimeZero, Navis Engineering, Praxis Automation, Raytheon Anschütz, Teledyne Marine and ZENITEL. Each brand is carefully selected as a partner in unmatched delivery and performance.

The team at Dynamic Marine has well over 100 years of collective experience in the maritime industry. We are here to serve you anytime, anywhere.


On September 23, 2020, Mackay Marine announced the acquisition of Dynamic Marine Systems.  All management and personnel of DMS will remain and continue to serve the same diverse marine customer base with consistent quality of service.  DMS is officially renamed Mackay Marine South Africa.

This merger will benefit both Mackay and DMS customers – expanding Mackay’s global service network and capabilities, while enhancing our joint presence in South Africa.  Our combined navigation & communication and dynamic positioning partnerships, extensive inventory and highly trained staff will provide a full service service offering to regional customers and commercial vessels along the southern trade route.
Visit Mackay’s website for more

Press Release (link) Mackay Acquires Dynamic Marine Systems, Opening Mackay Marine South Africa

Our Team


Waldo Fourie

Mackay Marine South Africa Depot Manager / Director

Waldo has 28 years experience in the marine technology field, at sea and ashore, with the last 11 years in senior management. Good market knowledge of naval, survey, oil & gas, fishing & research.


Todd Gaine

Business Development Manager

Todd has 30+ years experience in the marine technology field, at sea and ashore, with the last 20 years in senior management. Good market knowledge of naval, survey, oil & gas, research and fishing.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Sales Manager

Steve has 40+ years experience in the marine technology field, at sea and ashore, with the last 18 years in sales management. Good market knowledge of naval, survey, oil & gas, salvage, offshore & research.

Patrick O’Shea

Patrick O’Shea

Service Supervisor/ Marine Service Technician/ Senior Surveyor/ OVID inspector

Patrick has 28 years experience in the marine technology field, at sea and ashore, with the last 20 years in marine engineering (CE). Good market knowledge of naval, survey, oil & gas, salvage, offshore & research.

Andreas Rothe

Marine Service Technician

Andreas qualified in Germany and brings a wealth of knowledge and over 10 years experience in the automation, PLC, HMI, SCADA & MES field for design, implementation and support.

Jannie Scholtz

Jannie Scholtz

Marine Service Technician / Senior Surveyor

Jannie has 13 years experience in the marine technology field as a navcom, DP and fishing service engineer. He is also a DP, GMDSS radio and VDR surveyor.

Bruce Cunningham

Bruce Cunningham

Marine Service Technician / Surveyor

Bruce has 9 years experience in the marine technology field as a navcom, DP and fishing service engineer. He is also a DP, GMDSS radio and VDR surveyor.

Karen Fourie

Admin/ Service Coordinator/ Inventory Manager

Karen has a long history in the marine industry, having performed service coordination, training center management and shipping during her career. Karen will take care of office management, service coordination, accounts receivable & payable roles.

Our Brands

Click on logos below for more information. View Mackay Marine’s Global Brands

Product Range

From navigation, communication and survey, our product categories provide a comprehensive range able to fulfill every specialist maritime technology need. Our product categories are as follows:


Dynamic Positioning (DP), DP reference sensors, Radar systems, ECDIS, AIS, steering systems, autopilot, navigational GPS/DGPS, navigational echo sounder, speed logs, meteorological equipment, gyro compass (mechanical and solid state/fibre-optic), magnetic compass, satellite compass, sound direction systems. Voyage Data Recorder (VDR), EPIRB, SART, SSAS, LRIT.


Satellite communications (GMDSS, VSAT, Inmarsat, Iridium), terrestrial radio communications (GMDSS, VHF, HF SSB, Intrinsically safe), Internal/On-board Communications (PA Systems, Internal fixed and portable telephone systems/PABX, loud hailers, intercom/talkback systems, wireless communications, hospital & refrigerator alarm, sound powered telephones).


We offer a full range of single and multi-beam sounders, side-scan sonars, sound velocity probes, motion reference units, heave compensation, sub-bottom profilers, subsea positioning systems, meteorological systems as well as hydrographic survey software and system integration.


A complete range of automation, alarm monitoring and control systems – includes fleet management, conning, power management, tank & ballast control, load computer, propulsion/thruster control, fire detection, light control systems, CCTV and integrated bridge systems.


We offer equipment for a wide range of fishing applications, from mid-water to deep sea trawlers, purse seiners and long liners. Our range includes sonars, echo sounders, radars, GPS, plotters & plotting software, VHF/HF radio, satcoms, crew welfare (satellite TV, crew calling and Internet), onboard communications to mention a few.


Systems include gyros and inertial navigation platforms, steering controls, radars, (W)ECDIS and C2 tactical command systems, and state-of-the-art integrated navigation systems. With OEM support, we offer highly customized solutions on a low-risk basis, ranging from efficient bridge systems for small patrol crafts up to sophisticated bridge systems for large naval vessels.

Visit for details on Mackay Marine’s comprehensive nav/comm, anti-pollution and safety/security marine electronic product offerings and 24/7 Mackay Marine global service coordination.
View:  Mackay Marine’s Global BRANDS

To find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact Mackay Marine South Africa (formerly DMS).

Markets Served

We provide specialist support and supply to the following maritime markets –

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Contact Us


Physical Address: 1st Floor, 2 Milner Street, Metro Industrial, Cape Town, 7405, South Africa

Postal Address: P.O. Box 280, Paarden Eiland, 7420, South Africa

Tel: +27 21 276 1240

Fax: +27 86 532 3013

Sales & Regional Service/Support:
(formerly sales@ and

Mackay World
(24/7 Global Mackay Marine Service Coordination)


Dynamic Marine South Africa (Pty) Ltd
– (Level 4 B-BBEE)


Mackay Marine Electronics & Satellite Communications

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