Mastering the MasterCraft

Mastering the MasterCraft

Yesterday, Brightlingsea was the location of choice for our engineer Simon. A MasterCraft Power Vortec MX Predator 5.7L TBI EFI GM V-8 engine, possibly derived from a Mercury Mag 350 was having a few running

Posted date: Thursday 12 Jul 2018

A break in Brightlingsea.

A break in Brightlingsea.

We are very lucky to have such a fantastic location here in Brightlingsea right by the waters edge. Here are three of our engineers Pete, Simon and Ross enjoying a well deserved break in a seaside shelter.

Posted date: Tuesday 10 Jul 2018

Viva Aviva!

Viva Aviva!

  If you were lucky enough to be in London near Butlers Wharf last week you certainly couldn’t have missed any of the 98 metre stunningly beautiful Superyacht ’Aviva’. For most

Posted date: Monday 09 Jul 2018

Hinge and Alternator Bracket

Hinge and Alternator Bracket

One of our customers asked us if we could make two bespoke brackets to hold the extra alternators they wished to add to their twin Volvo Penta D3 220 engines. Not a problem for our engineer Pete,

Posted date: Wednesday 04 Jul 2018

Lucky in Loddon

Lucky in Loddon

This morning the French Marine Motors troubleshooting team visited Loddon in Norfolk. Water in engine oil is never a good look so it’s up to engineering duo Michael and Simon to gently ease out

Posted date: Tuesday 03 Jul 2018

Watery Turbo

Watery Turbo

A Yamaha diesel ME-432 engine was a little worse for wear due to water damaging the turbo. Engineer Simon has been busy rebuilding the engine and finally a reconditioned turbo has been fitted to solve

Posted date: Tuesday 03 Jul 2018

Volvo Penta Tow Mode installation

Volvo Penta Tow Mode installation

With the ever increasing popularity of wakeboarding, waterskiing and tubing, Volvo Penta have engineered a nifty little gadget. Today our IT ninja James has been installing the Tow Mode Software on a

Posted date: Thursday 28 Jun 2018

What a difference a day makes!

What a difference a day makes!

Remember Ian making those dramatic sparks on the pair of propellers from the Fairline Motor Cruiser yesterday? Well here they are now and what a difference a day makes!

Posted date: Thursday 28 Jun 2018

Damaged Propeller? No problem

Damaged Propeller? No problem

We also repair broken and damaged propellers up to 1.5m as part of our many services here at French Marine Motors. Ian is seen here welding the propeller from a Fairline Motor Cruiser.

Posted date: Wednesday 27 Jun 2018

Last train to Walton

Last train to Walton

Fun in the sun today at Walton on the Naze for engineers Simon and Ian, a broken drive plate on a Perkins HT6.354 with a Borg Warner gearbox needed serious attention. The gearbox had zero oil pressure

Posted date: Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

Low tide at Brightlingsea

Low tide at Brightlingsea

Posted date: Monday 25 Jun 2018

All in a days work...

All in a days work...

We all enjoy the beauty and power of a well designed and built engine but until the dawn of the self installing and servicing engine, we are wholly dependent on our talented engineers. Here’s

Posted date: Monday 25 Jun 2018

French Marine to the rescue!

French Marine to the rescue!

Luckily for a German gentleman sailing from Holland in his Steel Ketch his breakdown wasn’t all bad news. Engineer Simon French was quickly able to attend due to his lucky proximity to French Marine

Posted date: Wednesday 20 Jun 2018

Volvo Penta Easy Connect gets Connected!

Volvo Penta Easy Connect gets Connected!

  If you are the kind of boat lover who dreams your boat could tell you it’s fuel levels, let your family know your whereabouts as well as allowing you to access all kinds of useful facts

Posted date: Monday 18 Jun 2018

Yamaha ME432STI strip down and rebuild

Yamaha ME432STI strip down and rebuild

What a beautiful sunny day here at French Marine Motors in Brightlingsea. No time to sunbathe though for engineer Simon French. This Yamaha ME432STI marine engine is in for a complete strip down and rebuild,

Posted date: Monday 11 Jun 2018

Noisy exhaust problem solved with help from Vetus

Noisy exhaust problem solved with help from Vetus

Recently our senior marine engineer was called upon by City Cruises to solve an ongoing mystery. Both their Rib vessels The Thunder and The Lightning were displaying some very puzzling traits. The vessels

Posted date: Tuesday 23 Feb 2016

Marine Engine installation at Suffolk Yacht Harbour

Marine Engine installation at Suffolk Yacht Harbour

At the beginning of July we were asked to diagnose an engine problem which was causing the customers starboard Yanmar engine to overheat, after engine trials there was no obvious indication as to the cause

Posted date: Wednesday 25 Sep 2013

New VETUS bow thruster controls now available

New VETUS bow thruster controls now available

New bow thruster panels - compact and sophisticated design! Thanks to the design and quality of materials, these new bow or stern thruster panels will be an asset to your dashboard. Due to their compact

Posted date: Wednesday 21 Aug 2013