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MEET THE TEAM

The team at Springwood Marine - Headed up by Gus and Ed Veness, supported by strong parts and workshop exertise. Since 1979 - still going strong !

WHO WE ARE

Gus Veness
Owner and Service Manager

Gus joined Springwood Marine in early 2017 as Workshop Manager and then bought the company.

 

He started out in life as a Marine Diesel Engineer, served aboard cruise ships and private yachts before moving to the US and working as a production engineers with Bertram Yachts.

He brings extensive experience in production design and boat modification. He has raced in Formula Ford and is a keen motorcyclist.

Paul Creighton
Parts & Accessories Manager

Paul has been with Springwood Marine for three years and with another branch of the company’s previous owner for six years before that.


He is highly experienced in spare part ordering and management. He gets great personal satisfaction from tracking down elusive parts needed by clients.


He lives on the Gold Coast and he and his wife enjoy motorcycling and getting out into the bush.
 

Glenn Sinclair
Senior Technican

Glenn has been with Springwood Marine for 18 months. He grew up on the water at Tweed Heads and became an apprentice specialist outboard motor mechanic in 1972.


He has experience with all makes of outboard motor and is a Johnson and Evinrude-trained tech. He is experienced with boat fit-ups and advanced marine electronics.


He and his wife enjoy caravanning around Australia.
 

Ed Veness
Sales & Workshop Liasion

Ed is new to the outboard motor game but has been working in the marine industry for 37 years. He has managed charter boat fleets and skippered commercial fishing boats.


He has seen just about every problem there during that time and is passionate about safety on the water.


He is well-placed to advise and assist Springwood Marine’s clients keeping their boats in tip-top shape
 

JP Bechard
Marine Mechanic Apprentice

Jean-Pierre has been with Springwood Marine for 18 months. He is handy and Gus immediately spotted his potential, taking him on as an apprentice mechanic.


He has never held back from trying new things and has assisted the team with projects including fibreglass repair and fitting marine electronics.


He loves fixing things and is currently refurbishing his own boat with the skills he’s learning.
 

Arthur Butler
Mechanic

Arthur joined Springwood Marine in early 2018. Although a motor mechanic by trade, he has owned boats of all sizes for many years.


The former scuba diver has had his share of fixing and rebuilding outboard motors over the years and brings all those skills to the company

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He was a member of the Australian Defence Force. He is the father of eight children and coaches football in his spare time.