We are Australia & New Zealand's biggest John Deere marine engine dealer.

AND NOW we also sell John Deere Industrial engines too!

At Marine Diesel we can supply John Deere, Vetus, Steyr engines and Kohler power generation. We offer a one stop shop for powering or repowering your boat. Our staff have many years experience in design and installation. Not only can we sell you an engine, we can make sure you have everything you need to get the most out of your boat and install it all too. We also do all onsite servicing and maintenance work.

For all things Marine diesel related, contact us today 07 3390 3633 or steve@marinediesel.net.au

Marine Diesel commitment - Provide cost effective, timely solutions for our customers wherever in the world they are.

Our Goal - To become a leader in marine sales and service throughout Australia, Asia pacific and Worldwide.


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Marine Diesel will be closed for the Christmas Period

Closing 12pm Friday 23rd december 2016

Re-Opening Tuesday 3rd January 2017

From all the Staff at Marine Diesel, We wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday Boating.


 

 

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SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Its that time again. Sanctuary Cove International Boat show is underway on the Gold Coast.

Buy your tickets online at sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au/tickets

Be sure to come and say hi to the Marine Diesel team at Parkway stands 14 & 15.

 

 


NEWSFEED


December 2015


Do you have a Northern Lights, Kohler, Kilopak, SDMO or even Cummins-Onan genset over 30kW?

Chances are it is powered by an ever reliable John Deere engine.

Are you needing service, repairs, overhauls or parts?
Who will you turn to?

The local outboard mechanic who happens to have the gen-set assemblers placard hung above his door?
OR

a John Deere diesel specialist with all the skills, tooling and parts required?

We live and breathe John Deere engines, and specialise in the marine environment.

Contact us today on 07 3390 3633 or steve@marinediesel.net.au.


 

 

November 2015

 

 
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Vetus have proudly release their redesigned M-Line of engines to the marine diesel market. A combination of redesign and innovation is reflected in new modern engines designed to meat the future market. All new engines are now availabe Ex Capalaba. For more information about the new M-Line engines, check out our MARINE ENGINES Page of our website, CLICK HERE to view the product brochure or Contact Steve 07 3390 3633 or steve@marinediesel.net.au.

 

October 2015

Christmas is just around the corner, with less then 10 working weeks til the big red man visits, our schedule is booking out fast. So if your engines or gen set are due for a service or thinking about an early christmas present in the form of an upgrade or new engine, give us a call today! Marine Diesel will be closed for the Christmas Period from COB 24th December, re-opening on Monday 4th January 2016.

SPECIAL - LIMITED STOCK

We have a limited number of Cummins M11 everquiet filters, direct cummins replacements.
An over order on special at $950 + GST, while stocks last.
For more information call 3390 3363 or email parts@marinediesel.net.au

May 2015

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For information, pricing or availability for all John Deere spare parts please contact Glynn Hurley - Parts Manager parts@marinediesel.net.au or
phone 07 3390 3633.


March 2015

Late last year we posted an article on our newsfeed about one of our many happy clients, Ken Petch, owner of a trawler yacht called 'Noble Tasman'. At the time Marine Diesel had supplied Ken with a new John Deere 6068. Ken was so impressed with the engine and its performance, when he was approached by his mate and writer Andrew Norton to do an article, he happily obliged. So Ken's boat, the engine and installation were featured in an article inTrade-a-Boat magazine.

When it came time to upgrade his Auxilary (wing) engine, Ken was straight on to Steve to check out what the John Deere engine range had to offer. Ken settled on The John Deere Power Tech 4024T, a straight turbocharged indirect injection engine, displacing 2440cc and developing 66 brake horsepower at 2800rpm. An industrial engine with enough power to get him home in the event the main engine failed.

Andrew Norton from Trade-A-Boat, has yet again penned another brilliant and detailed article on the many features this engine has to offer. You can check it out here http://www.tradeboats.com.au/tradeaboat-reviews/engines/1502/john-deere-power-tech-4024t-marine-engine-review/. For anyone considering a John Deere Industrial engine, this article is a great read.

KEN PETCH

February 2015

FOR SALE

1 x John Deere 6081AFM01 Marine Engine

375hp @ 2400rpm

Click here for more information

Click here for Engine Brouchure

For more information contact Steve on 3390 3633 or steve@marinediesel.net.au

 

Its almost that time of the year again... The must see event of the Boating Calendar is almost here. The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

In its 27th year, The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show promises to be more extravagant and prestigious then ever. (And we would expect nothing less then extravagance). Organisers describe the show as being 'Globally recognised as the Southern Hemisphere’s premier boating festival, the 4-day spectacular guarantees to go the full throttle in 2015.'

SCIBS

Join us at the Gold Coast's beautiful Sanctuary Cove from 21 -24 May 2015. The Marine Diesel stand will be featured in a brand new outdoor marquee.

For more information or to buy tickets refer to the website www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au


November 2014

CHRISTMAS IS FAST APPROACHING. WE ENCOURAGE ALL CUSTOMERS REQUIRING SERVICING OR MAINTENANCE WORK TO BOOK NOW!

To book please contact the office on 07 3390 3633 or email admin@marinediesel.net.au. Limited dates are available, book early to ensure your vessel is ready for the holiday / summer period.

Nobel Tasman

It is always good to hear that customers are happy, and even better, impressed, by the performance of the engine packages we have supplied and/or installed for them. The satisfaction of knowing they have brought a quality product that is going to last the test of time resounds in the feedback we receive.

Last year we supplied a 6068 John Deere Propulsion Engine Package to Ken Petch, owner of a trawler yacht called 'Noble Tasman'. His boat and its new engine has been featured in the lastest edition of Trade-a-boat (issue 458, pages 212 & 213 or on the Trade-a-boat website) and it perfectly reflects how the right engine package can make a world of difference. Check it out, Its well worth the read


October 2014

Wow this year has flown past! We can hardly believe we are quickly approaching the start of summer for 2014 and Christmas. All of a sudden the days are longer, the tempreture is rising and the warm sun is shining. For those of you with pleasure cruises, its time to head back out on the bay and enjoy the "beautiful one day, perfect the next" queensland weather. Summer is always a busy time for our service staff, so if you are planning on enjoy the outdoors on your boat, make sure its running in tip top form. Regular Servicing and maintenance is a crucial part of keep your boat in good condition and can often be the difference in catching a small problem early before it turns into a big and expensive problem down the track. If you are due for a service, you can book by contacting the office on 07 3390 3633. Happy boating everyone.

Welcome We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the newest member of the Marine Diesel team, our new mechanic Luke. New Luke or Luke Jnr, as we have now nicknamed him, is not to be confused with Old Luke. Luke is a qualified young diesel fitter who is enthusiatic and hard working. Welcome to the team Luke!. We are all pleased you have come on board and look forward to working with you.

We would also like wish Jacqueline (and husband Donald) safe travels as they return to their native homeland for a much overdue family catchup. (We are still trying to work out who authorised that). We will think of you Jacqueline, as your body goes in to shock going from the pleasant queensland spring wearther to the harsh chilly canadian winter. Please be sure to take lots and lots of photos and stay away from the wildlife, we would like / need you to come back in one piece.


June 2014

Marine Diesel headquarters has had a makeover. After a shortlived but torrential downpour saw the walls of our office turn into waterfalls, so minor repairs were in order. A massive pack up and relocation was undertaken by our resident gofers (Little) Steve and Monique, paving the way for the painters to come in spruce the place up with a new coat of paint in a rather pleasant and calming shade of blue/grey. Like troopers we struggled through said renovations without missing a beat.

In other news, the departing of a long term member of the Marine Diesel team means we now have a position vacant for a talented Mechanic.

POSITION VACANT

Are you a qualified, experienced Diesel Mechanic with an interest in Marine? Looking for work? Look no further.... Marine Diesel is looking for you. Join our small but efficient team that services clients locally, interstate and internationally..

The position includes;

  • Competitive Wage
  • Service Vehicle
  • Phone
JOIN OUR TEAM

For further information on this position including details of the position criteria, or to submit your resume, please email Jacqueline admin@marinediesel.net.au.


May 2014

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about checking out the 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The show starts on Thursday 22nd and runs til Sunday 25th May 2014. Held at the beautiful Sanctuary Cove on Queenslands Gold Coast, it is the premiere event of the boating calendar. With plenty of activities for all the family including a very long list of exhibitors, live demonstrations, Product Launches, Competitions and plenty of luxurious and state of the art vessels to droul over. As always boss man steve will be there, manning the Marine Diesel stand at Stand 1 near the main enterance. Come down and say hello and if your really lucky you may even score one of brand new Marine Diesel / John Deere caps. For your chance to win some great prices and for more information jump on the SCIBS website www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au.

SCIBS


February 2014

Summer is still in full swing and the weather here in Queensland has certainly been living up to its reputation. This beautiful climate has made for some fantastic boating opportunities. We hope everyone has been taking advantage of the wonderful weather while it lasts. A key part of creating blissful memories is making sure your boat is running at its best. If you are due for maintenance or a service, contact us now and book in before summer slips away.

Coming up this is year, in the not to distant future, is one of the most popular boating events of the year... The 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show showcases everything luxurious and spectular about the boating world. Running from the 22nd - 25th May, the SCIB is set at a stunning location in one of the most enviable lifestyle precincts in the world. Early Bird Tickets are now available on the website www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com for this 'must-go-to marine event in the Southern Hemisphere'. Naturally a show like this would not be complete without a Marine Diesel stand and bossman Steve. We will be setting up shop at Sites 1 & 2 near the main entrance. So pencil it in and be sure to come and check it out.


January 2014

Happy new year to all our valued customers. We trust you all had an enjoyable break. By now we are sure you are all well and truly back into the swing of things. This year we are looking forward to a few very interesting projects and exciting ventures. And of course we will definitely be shipping steve off, in his crate, to all the wonderful and wild corners of the globe this year.

Speaking of exciting, Check out our Gallery for some new pics of engines and recent installations. The boys recently finished an installation on this lovely lady, "First Lady" pictured below.

first lady

 


November 2013

Another busy month is flying by and we can hardly believe the year is almost coming to an end already. This past month has seen Hamish travel to Solomon Islands (business not pleasure). We bravely realeased Jacqueline for a few weeks for a much needed break and we are presently working on creating a clone Steve to deal with the ever increasing demand for his seemingly endless pool of knowledge.

This first weekend of November we participated in the Gold Coast International Marine Expo at Coomera. The event was very popular for families, with some great live demonstrations and exhibits and plenty of activities to keep the small people entertained. Not to mention the plentiful show of very very expensive toys. Check out the pics of our stand below.

 


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October 2013

The temperature has started to rise, the sun is shining and the days are just beautiful. Mother Nature is creating the blissful weather we Queenslanders have become accustomed to. Perfect time to plan those weekend trips out on the bay, or perhaps a longer adventure on the seas. But before you head off it is essential to ensure your boat (and engine) are in tip top shape. Like the boy scouts say "BE PREPARED". So now is as good a time as any to book in for a health check on your engine. Just like checking the oil, water and tyres of your car before taking off a long trip, you should take the time to check a few basics on your boat to.

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sale

Priced to go... $50.
(RRP $59.95)

Big Farm Tractor Loader 1/16th Scale with Lights and Sounds

We have 4 in stock. Call 07 3390 3633 to purchase.

 

Just over 2 months to go to Christmas. Thats around 10 shopping weeks left. Need some ideas on what to buy your kids (big and small). Check out the John Deere Toy Catalogue. There are some fantastic toys for kids of all sizes.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items please contact us on 07 3390 3633 or email adamin@marinediesel.net.au. A 50% deposit is required upon ordering. Items are non-refundable unless faulty.

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This month’s news....Another Busy month is flying past here. We are just a few weeks away from the Gold Coast Marine Expo. Running from the 1-3 November, the family friendly expo is a must for all boating enthusiast. There will be plenty to see and do, with loads of exhibitors, live shows and demonstrations running every 15 mins. Best part... Entry is FREE! The Expo will be held at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Waterway Drive at Coomera. Boss man Steve will be representing Marine Diesel at Stand 146 in the outdoor Marquee Area. As always he will have some John Deere Engines on show. Some come down, say hi and pick his brains about all things boats / engines / diesel. If you’re really lucky he might even throw in a free MD stubbie cooler.


September 2013

"Golden Dawn". Sounds inviting doesnt it. Picture this, 10-14 days on a luxury liveaboard dive vessel. Waking up each day to watch the sunrise over the ocean, spending the days diving and exploring some of the most remote parts of Papua New Guinea and the Coral Sea, retiring in the evening to watch the sunset. Sounds like an adventure that should be on the top of every diving enthusiasts wishlist. This month has seen the Boss man take off to the Golden Dawn, Unfortunately for him his trip consisted mostly viewing the inside of an engine room, less to none of previous mentioned scenic delights.

So back in the crate went Steve, this time to deliver twin John Deere 6081AFM75 engines to their new home aboard the Golden Dawn. The vessel, a 72' Halvorsen, still had its original Scania engines installed when the vessel was built in the Lars Halvorsen Sons Pty Ltd in the late 60's.

After repower was complete owner Craig Dewit had this to say about his dealings with Marine Diesel. "All aspects of the engines and gearboxes through to guidance on installation were quickly dealt with. Steve's reccomendations and calculations for power requirements and gearbox ratios were spot on which obviously come from his in depth experience and many years in the industry''

golden dawn

So if you are looking to plan your next diving holiday be sure to check out the Golden Dawn website www.mvgoldendawn.com. To see more pictures of the Golden Dawn visit our Gallery.


August 2013

Wow, we are almost 3/4 of the way through the year already and what a busy year it has been. Lots of new engines ( & plenty of recons) supplied and installed and many more on their way.

Recently we sent Boss Man Steve to the Kingdom of Tonga for a week to do a new engine installation for a local fishing company, Atlantis Fisheries. Atlantis Fisheries are a commercial fishing and export company. So we squished Steve into the side of the engine crate, with a couple of bottles of engine oil and a brand new John Deere 6135AFM75 to keep him company. After some very big but productive days, the engine was brought to life and the 72'' Westcoaster was back on the high seas on the hunt for the elusive Tuna fish.

For anyone who hasnt seen commercial fishing boat in action, Click here to view a video created by Deepdropcommercial.com. The video showcases the skilled fisherman of the Pacific Sunrise and some of their incredible catches. (VERY VERY big fish) Enjoy!


July 2013

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The Gold Coast International Marine Expo is a not-for-profit, free entry, family friendly event that offers so much more than a boat show. This years show will be held from 1-3 November at Gold Coast Marina Precinct, Waterway Drive, Coomera, QLD.

The Expo has everything from kayaks to superyachts, fishing rods to jetskis and everything in between. There is a range of live attractions and demonstrations taking place every 15 minutes.

Held within facilities that boast Australia's largest boat manufacturing plants and shipyards, the Expo is Australia's only "Working Boat Show". Offering visitors and exhibitors alike the opportunity to go behind the scenes view.

The Marine Diesel crew will be in attendance at stand 146. Be sure to come by, say hi and check out the products on display.

In other news this month, One of our clients Geokinetics, has been featured in the latest issue of Business Review Australia Magazine. Geokinetics is one of the worlds largest idependant land, shallow water, OBC (ocean bottom cable) and transistion zone environment seismic survey companies. They survey oil and gas reserves using seismic techniques. Geokinetics successfully operates in all environments from high desert to artic tundra, rolling farmlands to jungles and mountains of some of the most remote areas in the world. To check out the article, which also features a link to Marine Diesel, click here (page 152 - 160).

 

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Latest update to our Mural by Artist Josh Harris, an Origin themed design. Now if only we could decipher what is says.... email your guess to monique@marindiesel.net.au


June 2013

Hard to believe we are half way through the year already. This year is really flying along. The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is done and dusted for another year. This years 25th annivarsary show pulled out all the stops, however I think the cold weather and odd showers did dampen the numbers a little. We look forward to it coming back bigger and better next year.

With the constant streaming of work flowing in, no doubt our team will continue to be busy in the coming months. So to help keep up the pace we have added a new face to the MD team. We would like to formally welcome our new Parts & Service Manager Glynn. Glynn is a wealth of knowledge with several years experience in the industry and a welcome addition.

Keeping with the topic of being busy, we have finally got around to adding some pictures into our Applications page of a repower and installation we undertook late last year. The fantastic before and after shots show the dramatic changes that occured during the complete overhaul. Be sure to check them out.

In other news, happy customer and good friend of MD Mark DeBorde has been travelling around the Australian oceanside in his impressive powered catamaran IETA. The IETA is a one of a kind built and designed by Mark himself and features in our Applications page. Mark sent us this picture from his recent trip to the Sydney Harbour.

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May 2013

Countdown is on the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Celebrating its 25th annivarsary this year, this is one event you wont want to miss! The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is held over 4 days at the beautiful Sanctuary Cove located at Hope Island on the Gold Coast.23 - 26 May 2013.

The Show displays a wide selection of marine products and services. Everything from superyachts, luxury power cruisers, power and sail multihulls, trailerable craft to kayaks, jetskis and watercraft plus engines, electronics, navigational gear and marine services.

 

SCIBS

The Marine Diesel stand will be up and open for business. Located at 151 to 156, the guys will be on hand to have a chat and answer all your Marine Diesel questions.

Tickets for the show are now on sale through Ticketmaster. All tickets purchased online before 11.59pm 22 May 2013, will automatically go in the draw to WIN a 3 night luxury escape to Hayman including airfares.

For more information about the show, check out their website www.sanctuarycove.com


April 2013

Marine Diesel has joined the solar panel revolution. 20 brand new solar panels have been installed and already we are soaking up an average of 15.59KW a day. Not bad considering all the rain we had over the weekend.

Thanks to Rob at A1 Solar (our good mate & neighbour here in the Eureka Centre). If you are looking for more information about Solar panels, Rob is a wealth of knowledge and has over 20 years experience in the electrical game.

A1 Solar are located at Unit 20 / 29 Moreton Bay Road, Capalaba. Ph 07) 3823 1669.

 

Solar Panels

March 2013

JOHN DEERE

BIG NEWS.....

Marine Diesel has now been appointed as an authorised sales and service dealer for John Deere industrial engines in the greater Brisbane Area. This means we are now selling a wider range of multi applications engines from one of the biggest manufacturers in the world.

Engines are available for a variety of industrial machines. Amongst many other applications, John Deere engines are today used in portable generators, drilling equipments, rock crushers, forklifts, air compressors, compactors, loaders and many others.

For more information regarding an industrial engine package please contact Steve 07 3390 3633 or steve@marinediesel.net.au or refer to the ENGINES page of the website

 

Back in September of last year we employed the services of Josh Harris, a local Graffiti artist we commissioned to do a mural on the side wall of our workshop. The Eureka centre, home to our office and workshop, had just received a makeover and the freshly painted wall was bound to be a prime target for random taggings.

Josh has returned today, armed with his arsonel of paint cans, music to motivate and very skillful hands, to add another demention of colour and imagery to our on-going artwork.

Check out the gallery of work so far and the progress made today. CLICK HERE to check all the pictures.

If you would like so more information about Josh or to check out some of his other work, click on his website www.kosie1.tumblr.com

 

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February 2013

Under Construction....

This beautiful vessel is The Odessey. Built by Millkraft Boatyard in 1971 for Keith Williams, the original owner of Seaworld. Measuring at just over 69 feet the Odyssey is a classic timber motor yacht, constructed using double planked Oregon timber, one of the world’s finest and strongest softwoods.

The present owners are rebuilding the boat to restore it to its original beauty, with a touch of retro to reflect the era in which it was built. Part of the refit includes new engines. Supply and installation has been tasked to the Marine Diesel team. The Odessey will be receiving twin 6090SFM75 John Deere engines.

If you would like more information regarding our engine packages please feel free to contact us on (07) 3390 3633 or steve@marinediesel.net.au

We will continue to post photos as the rebuild progresses so watch this space!

Odessey

Odessey Engine Room Odessey


Meet Paul & Lisa Hogger, a couple of our happy customers, who are currently sailing their yacht 'Lorlei' from Brisbane to New Caledonia. Paul & Lisa share there "Lorelei Adventures" on their very own Blog yachtlorelei.blogspot.com.au. Their blog contains heaps of pics of their travels, updates and even a GPS tracker which lets you see their current location. Be sure to check it out for some inspiration for your next offshore adventure.

Also featured in their blog are some fantastic pictures and information on the installation of their new John Deere engine supplied by Marine Diesel.

Lorelei