Elstan A Fernandez


Marine Electrical Technology , Marine Control Technology 2nd Edition, Competency in Marine Electrical Engineering

Date of Birth



Elstan A Fernandez was born in 1962. He is an experienced Marine Electrical Engineer, Certified Trainer and Teacher, Author and Start-up Specialist.

His vast experience gained while studying, working and teaching over the last 36 years – mainly in the international shipping industry and with a popular US-based cleantech startup, has helped to fulfill a dream of sharing his acquired knowledge through his books and a free website (

He has been writing technical books for nearly 25 years; his first International Edition on Marine Electrical Technology was published in 2002 – followed by a co-authored book titled Marine Control Technology in 2007 and Competency in Marine Electrical Engineering in 2015. Since then, all editions of his books have been used worldwide – by Marine Engineering professionals, Shipping Companies, Maritime Institutes, Universities and related organisations – where they are among the prescribed text books.