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Marine engineering services - Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk

Established since 1951 by the French Family in Brightlingsea, we have now grown into one of the largest marine specialists in the country. We specialise in all aspects of Marine engineering including the supply of new marine engines, reconditioned marine engines, spare parts, propellers, stern gear and engineering chandlery. Our well equipped facilities allow us to provide you with a one stop solution to all your marine needs. 

We have the ability to carry out full engine installations anywhere in the country. Each one of our technicians are factory trained, French Marine ensure that all engineers are provided with the correct equipment, allowing them to complete their work in the most timely and successful fashion.

French Marine has strived in its 50 years of being in business to provide well stocked and equipped workshops, in prime locations open 7 days a week allowing French Marine to be where you want us when you need us. 

Propeller repair

Propeller repairWe offer a fast turn around for commercial vessels such as wind farm or fishing boats. Depending on the level of damage often propellers can be repaired same day call + 44 (0) 1206 302133 to discuss with our propeller specialists

If you find that your vessel lacks power, has a high fuel consumption or develops an unexpected vibration; it could be that you have the wrong propeller installed.  A new propeller can solve these problems, provided the correct one is selected. 

Choosing the correct propeller for a vessel is not a straight forward task, it relies on obtaining accurate technical information about the vessel itself, combined with a realistic assessment of your requirements......

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Engine Service

marine engine servicingFrench Marine Motors have been providing marine engineering services for over 50 years, serving both the commercial and pleasure craft marine markets. As area agents for all the major engine manufacturers, we are able to service, overhaul and repair a wide range of inboard and outboard marine engines - Volvo Penta, Yanmar, Scania, Vetus, Mermaid, Mercury, Yamaha, John Deere, Bukh, Perkins, Sabre are to name but a few. French Marine are pleased to provide technical support and are able offer a fast turn around on commercial breakdowns.....  

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Marine engine winterisationOver the winter months when your boat is not in use, your engine is at risk of attack.  For example, if your anti-freeze levels are incorrect the cooling water left in the engine can freeze causing the engine block to crack. Your first warning of this would be when you come to start the engine at the beginning of a new season, only to find that there is water in the oil. This could lead to the costly options of a new engine block or even a new engine resulting in the loss of a season.   

The winterisation and recomissioning service offered by French Marine Motors Ltd is designed to reduce the likelyhood of downtime during the season (When you least want to be without your boat!) and ensures that the engine is in tip top condition ready for the season ahead.......

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Marine engineering and fabrication 

Marine water pump repairFrench Marine Motors are able to offer full marine engineering services thanks to our investment in our fabrication workshop, which is manned by dedicated full time engineers and machinists. Our machine shop is equipped to deal with anything from machining a one off propeller shaft to a full production run of bespoke equipment. Below are some details on some of the work we have recently completed ......

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 New engine installationThe engine is arguably the most important component of your boat, irrespective of whether your have a sailing boat or a powerboat. If you have a boat that your are happy with but find that the power, reliabilty or features of an engine are no longer meeting your requirements. Repowering offers a cost effective way of improving your boating experience.....
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