Sterndrive | IPS | Saildrive
Sterndrive Servicing & Repairs Specialists
Seatech Marine has the biggest team of factory trained marine mechanics on the Gold Coast. As Authorized Dealers for VOLVO PENTA & CATERPILLAR and after 27 years as a MERCRUISER dealer, we have the in-house experience and specialised diagnostic equipment and tools to ensure that any hidden problems are detected and rectified in the workshop rather than in the water. We have mechanics who specialise in servicing and repairing MERCRUISER , VOLVO PENTA & CATERPILLAR drives for trouble free boating. For peace of mind we provide a warranty on all genuine parts fitted by our qualified technicians.
Volvo Penta IPS is the modern inboard system, superior to inboard shafts in every vital aspect – handling, onboard comfort and performance.
Volvo Penta IPS is by far the most popular pod system for leisure boats. The joystick is perhaps the most well-known feature of Volvo Penta IPS, making it possible to dock in a new and completely intuitive way. Since its release, it has been accompanied by many other smart features, such as Dynamic Positioning System and Sportfish mode. The latest generation of Volvo Penta controls has integrated buttons for low-speed mode, single-lever mode and cruise control, making it even easier to enjoy boating with Volvo Penta IPS. The range consists of ten models, from IPS350 to IPS1200, matched to three different pod sizes and available for twin, triple and quadruple installations. This makes Volvo Penta IPS suitable for yachts from 30 feet.
The benefits of Volvo Penta IPS
The unique design of Volvo Penta IPS makes a huge difference when it comes to performance, emissions and onboard comfort:
• 30% reduced fuel consumption
• 30% less CO2 emissions
• 50% lower percieved noise level
• 40% longer cruising range
• 20% higher top-speed
• Safe and predictable handling
• Joystick docking
MerCruiser offers a comprehensive selection of drive systems – from the most popular sterndrive in the world, Alpha One, to the robust Bravo Series drives – is the envy of the industry.
The Alpha One drive – suitable for single or twin applications up to 65 mph for gas engines up to 300 hp – delivers reliable performance in a value package. MerCruiser’s full-throttle Bravo One drive allows you to push it to the limit with best-in-class performance for single, twin or triple applications. The brawny Bravo Two drive is ideal for big cruisers and houseboats, while the twin-prop Bravo Three permits best-in-class shifting and precise manoeuvrability. No matter what wild blue destination calls to you, MerCruiser has a no-hassle drive built to get you there and back with ease.
Why Bi-Annual Sterndrive Maintenance is so Important?
- Oil becomes acidic after 12 months which leads to corrosion and eventual failure.
- Anodes are designed to deteriorate and protect surrounding expensive componentry. They need to be replaced every 6 months to avoid damage to sterndrives.
- Barnacle and debris attachment to sterndrives and props can lead to deterioration of sealing surfaces and costly sterndrive repairs.
- The Bellows seal the sterndrive to the vessel and if split or broken will allow water to enter the vessel.
We guarantee all sterndrive servicing and repairs to ALL MAKES of diesel & petrol inboard engines.
We can tend to your sterndrive at our secure, undercover and fully equipped workshops or in our on-site marina berths. You can be assured of the highest quality of service and workmanship.
We also have fully equipped Mobile Vans working in the Gold Coast region to bring our high level of expertise to your vessel for your convenience. Repairs are carried out at your location with a minimum of fuss and can be organised with our Operations Manager on 55 801 883.