History of Marine Diesel

Early in 2005, Owner and operator Steven Shale kicked off Steve's Diesel service. A local service offering quality workmanship, knowledge and expertise in all things marine diesel related. Within no time this thriving business needed to expand to keep up with demand. In mid 2009 Marine Diesel Pty Ltd was formed to specialize in marine diesel engine maintenance, installations and sales. It went on to become Australia and New Zealand’s largest selling specialist John Deere marine engine dealer.

In 2018 Marine Diesel signed an agreement with Nanni Diesel of France to be the sole Australian distributor for their range of marine engines based on John Deere. This arrangement also gave access to the full range of Nanni marine propulsion engines from 10 to 1900 horsepower and gensets from 6 kW to 600 kW.

Marine Diesel Team

Steven Shale - Director

Steve is the son of a boat builder and fisherman. Steve grew up living, traveling and working on boats from a early age and has sailed extensively throughout the South Pacific. Diesel is in his blood. He has helped his father build several boats and yachts. He was a state and national level OK and Contender class dinghy skipper.

During his years at high school his holidays were spent as the engineer on his fathers 45ft fishing trawler.

Steve is a diesel fitter by trade specializing in marine engines. He has experience with John Deere, Steyr, Vetus, Detroit Diesel MTU, Volvo, Cummins, Caterpillar, Yanmar, Ford, Perkins from 10 to 2500 hp.

Glynn Hurley - Parts Manager

Glynn is a motor machinist by trade, with a background in engine reconditioning and machining. When the work took its toll on his back, he moved into spare parts. He now manages the Marine Diesel parts department and its evergrowing demand from clients locally, interstate and across the globe. Glynn corresponds with a range of nationally based and international suppliers to source top qualtiy spare parts for our clientele.

In his spare time Glynn still holds a strong passion for restoration, with a soft spot for old chevrolets. His current project is a 1955 Chevrolet Pickup.

Jacqueline Maillet - Office Manager

Jacqueline is our longest serving staff member and has been with Marine Diesel since its original transition from Steve's Diesel Service in 2009. A canadian expat, she is the friendly and knowledgeable face of the business. Jacqueline is responsible for all the day to day runnings of Marine Diesel and keeps the boys in line.

Luke Burnett - Diesel Fitter

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