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We all know the old expression “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and how true it often is. When it comes to outboard motors, however, how many of us really think about the abuse that our motors are subjected to and whether it is in our own interest to remedy that. Simply Service is the answer, it’s easy, it costs less than the lost weekend, it saves the stress and moans from the family, it preserves your investment, it’s a “no brainer”.

We all know the old expression “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and how true it often is. When it comes to outboard motors, however, how many of us really think about the abuse that our motors are subjected to and whether it is in our own interest to remedy that. They sit around in the yard or at the dam, perhaps for weeks, in all weathers, with their innards caked in congealing oil and corrosive water, then suddenly we expect them to leap into action, driven by some ageing fuel and a battery that is struggling to reach 11 volts, and once started it’s flat-out, stop, flat-out, stop, for the whole day, then back to solitary confinement, ‘till next time.

Then one next time….NOTHING, but a ruined weekend.

Simply Service is the answer, it’s easy, it costs less than the lost weekend, it saves the stress and moans from the family, it preserves your investment, it’s a “no brainer”.

Leisure Marine, The Ultimate Boat Shop in South Africa.
Leisure Marine, The Ultimate Boat Shop in South Africa.
Leisure Marine, The Ultimate Boat Shop in South Africa.
Leisure Marine, The Ultimate Boat Shop in South Africa.

At Leisure Marine we have the tools and the skills to give your motor the protection it deserves, so that it will give you the years of reliable performance that it was designed for, but you must also play your part. Bring your motor in for a service at least once a year and always ensure that you are using ‘fresh’ fuel and a fully charged battery and that there is a good flow of cooling water at all times. Try to run the motor every few weeks, even if you are not going to the water, as standing idle is really bad for outboards, even the modern ones. Modern motors have long warranty periods, but if you do not stick to the recommended service intervals the manufacturer will not honour the warranty, it’s as simple as that.
Leisure Marine undertakes repairs and maintenance to all motors, and as Mercury agents we are fully qualified to repair and service all Mercury motors and have the full electronic diagnostic equipment for the most sophisticated and latest Mercury models.

In addition, we undertake repairs to fiberglass boats and inflatable hulls and fit accessories and safety equipment, all in all a one stop ultimate boat shop.

  • Mercury motor repairs and maintenance
  • General service and maintenance of outboard and inboard motors
  • Boat repairs and maintenance
  • Inflatable repairs
  • Installation of motors and accessories
  • Insurance evaluations and quotations
  • Certificate of Fitness evaluations and issue of Certificate by authorised surveyor

Leisure Marine, The Ultimate Boat Shop
In 1982 we first used the phrase, ‘we care about better boating’ and that phrase tells best why we are The Ultimate Boat Shop to our customers, many of whom return year-after-year for service and boat-after-boat as they upgrade, in some instances eight boats later and still having fun on the water. Caring means more than just order-taking; at Leisure Marine we want you, plus friends and family, to enjoy hassle-free boating and water related fun, and we take the trouble to ensure that when you get to the water we have done all we can to equip you for maximum fun in safety. For Leisure Marine, ‘we care about better boating’ means we worry about things that you might overlook in the excitement of buying your boat (think wheel bearings, think impellers, think safety, think paperwork, think warranty registration, think…….an endless list) and it means that we are there if something does go wrong----no unanswered e-mails or phones from The Ultimate Boat Shop, just the most helpful attitude you will find in the boating industry.

Leisure Marine has the knowledge and experience to be The Ultimate Boat Shop for you, whether you want performance, the biggest catch, the highest wakeboard jump or a quiet party-barge-sundowner, you can rely on us for the best advice and the best product. Talk to Leisure Marine, we know about boats and motors, fuel economy and low emissions, service and repairs, safety and training, accessories and electronics, you name it, Leisure Marine can help you with it. The Company has been in boating (in boating ONLY) since the late 1960’s, and that accumulated experience is there for you from Leisure Marine, The Ultimate Boat Shop in South Africa.