Kieran Butler is an experienced outboard mechanic and is now open for business in East Bundaberg.
Kieran Butler is an experienced outboard mechanic and is now open for business in East Bundaberg. Max Fleet/News Maill

On board for service

MARINE motor engineer Kieran Butler plans to bring the level of service he learned at Sea World on the Gold Coast to his customers in Bundaberg.

Mr Butler, who opened his Bundaberg business recently, said he had completed an automotive engineering apprenticeship and was then offered a job working on marine engines.

“I enjoy it; it’s quite a clean job to do,” he said.

“I know outboards inside out.”

Mr Butler’s career started at Sea World in 1974 with Keith Williams.

He not only serviced the outboard motors, but also performed in water ski shows.

Reliability of the marine engines and outboard motors performing high-speed stunts is crucial to safety and has been the backbone of his career.

Mr Butler had operated his own business in Toowoomba for 19 years, but is now enjoying being in Bundaberg after making the move.

“I’m looking forward to getting into it and giving good service here,” he said.

Mr Butler, who has owned and operated several successful outboard motor service centres around Queensland, said he had kept up to date with modern trends in marine engines.

He said business had been quiet for the first few weeks since he had opened the workshop, but he was prepared for that and knew it would take time for word to spread.

Mr Butler believes the pleasure boating industry has become huge in this region, with cashed-up young retirees determined to enjoy the enchanting waterways.

He said these people were fastidious about their safety and equipment, and he expected them to form the nucleus of his customers.

Butler’s Marine Service can be found at 1 Collins Street, East Bundaberg.



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