Marine Engineering - Exe Estuary, Devon
Our Marine Engineering workshop
Clean, light and spacious after the congestion between boat repairs & engineering in our old shed! Although both Joel & Jody still work at the boatyard when required.
Depending upon the size of the boats, we are able to take 2 or 3 boats at a time
Easy access, using our new mini Yamaha Tractor, which everyone loves to drive!
|Two very happy Marine Engineers, Joel & Jody - with their first Ribs in for servicing and winterising, Autumn 2016|
Joel getting to grips with a Yamaha 300hp outboard service & winterize
|Joel working on a Yanmar 3YM inside a Sunfast 3600 Yacht|
Joel grew up in the South Hams, in the Kingsbridge & Salcombe area. He always loved taking things apart to rebuild, fix things and he messed about with cars from the age of 12.
Aged 16 in 2000, Joel started at Devonport Management Ltd (DML) at Devonport Royal Dockyard to take a 4 year Advanced Modern Apprenticeship. He spent the 1st year at Devonport Training learning mechanical and electrical engineering, which included diesel engine overhaul, machining/tool making and domestic industrial ship wiring and electronics. The next 3 years were served in the Dockyard on the tools working on Navel Frigates and Trident Nuclear Submarines and at DML Diesels, overhauling Intercity Train engines, V12 Paxman Valenta's, completing his Apprenticeship in September 2004.
Joel spent the next 2 years in the main DML factory on general engineering, machine operation, overhauling diesel engines, pumps, valves etc.
Late 2006 Joel joined Paul Craven as he set up Craven Marine on the Trout Boatyard in Topsham doing maintenance repairs to smaller boat inboards, outboards & stern drives, moving with Craven Marine to Exmouth Docks where he added fishing trawlers to his portfolio.
In May 2015 Joel joined Trout’s Boatyard to be our lead Marine Engineer. Throughout his career he has worked especially with Yamaha, Beta & Volvo Dealerships, but has tackled virtually all the other engine makes there are.
Jody working on a Yamaha Outboard
|Jody working on another Yanmar 3YM inside a Southerly 100|
Grew up in North Devon around Torrington where he first gained his basic sailing qualifications in Sailing, winter 2000 - 2001. Jody then moved out to Rhodes, Greece to work on a 90ft Sea Ray. Then Jody, joined Sunsail Ltd as a Cruising Instructor & became responsible for six 30ft yachts, delivering 3 day sailing courses to Holiday Makers to enable them to flotilla sail independently around Turkish & Greek Islands.
There followed 7 years of Crewing and as Marine Engineer on various large Yachts & Power boats around the world, visiting all our Oceans whilst gaining his marine engineering skills! But, Devon called and Jody applied for and joined us in November 2015.
Winter work - involves winterising, servicing, repairs & rebuilds
We provide a full repair & service on Volvo using approved parts, Beta, Mercruiser, Yanmar inboard engines and Yamaha, Mercury, Marnier, Honda, Suzuki outboard engines.
For more information on Our Dealerships, go to our Outboards & Inboards page