Seatech Marine Services has the Gold Coast’s largest team of qualified marine mechanics. While a marine mechanic has a lot in common with an auto mechanic, there is a reason why you want a qualified marine mechanic to work on your boat.
An auto mechanic is trained in auto engineering and is familiar with the electronic systems and mechanical components of a car. A marine mechanic has studied engines that are smaller than the ones in cars. They are equipped to work with steering mechanisms, marine plumbing, propellers and boat equipment. They also require to have an in-depth understanding of spark plug replacement and piston calibration to enable taking a boat engine apart, repair the problem and put it back again.
A marine mechanic is required to carry out a variety of repairs and services from antifouling and engine repairs to servicing and detailing and to have a detailed understanding of different boat components from gensets to bilge pumps and steering systems.
The training to become an auto mechanic in Australia takes approximately 2 years while the training to become a marine mechanic is 4 years. This is simply because in the automotive industry there are more specialist for the different components and functions while in the marine industry, the marine mechanic works on all aspects of looking after your boat.
Here at Seatech, we pride ourselves on our team, their expertise and experience. We have the Gold Coast’s largest team of qualified marine mechanics and for over three decades we have represented the Volvo Penta and Mercruiser products as authorized sales, service and parts dealers and are pleased to announce their dealership expansion, which now includes Cummins Mercruiser Diesels, Mercury Outboards, Quicksilver Parts and accessories and Onan and Kohler Marine Generators. This means even more training, experience and expertise at your disposal. Get in touch with us today to see how our marine mechanics can help you!