Our History

General Marine Services Ltd was established by Roy Chalton and Michael Coventry in 1994. They founded the business on fundamental service-oriented principles; employ skilled, pro-active personnel to deliver professional standard engineering services to boat builders, superyachts and private vessels.

Roy and Michael initially operated out of small premises located on Beaumont Street in Westhaven. Company growth repeatedly outstripped the space available in Beaumont Street and work-around solutions had to be engineered; shipping containers were developed as temporary offices. 

Continued growth required the company to relocate to a larger site in Pakenham Street during 2003 (just around the corner from the original premises).

A multi-service marine engineering complex was developed in Pakenham Street. It included a retail store stocked with a comprehensive range of fluid handling components, a showroom for leading brand equipment (such as Onan generators), a desalinator testing facility and three dedicated workshops set up specifically for fabrication, machining and servicing.

"General Marine Services in the early days"
"Custom-built 'container' offices"
"New road frontage"

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