About Us

Paul Thorne, owner and CEO of South Coast Outboards

South Coast Outboards has been run by Paul Thorne since 1999, operating from the workshop located at 72 Bridge Street, Christchurch Dorset.

We are a small company and strive to give our customers a professional and personal service, so that you don't just feel like a "number in a queue".

We specialise in the service and repair of outboard engines. Our main skillset and knowledge relates to Johnson and Evinrude outboards. We are dealers of both these brands, and boast years of experience in fault finding, repairing and servicing these engines, along with a massive stock of spare parts on the shelf to give you a quick and thorough turnaround on your job.

Of course, we also work on all other popular outboard brands (including Mercury, Mariner, Yamaha, Suzuki and Tohatsu). We have a range of specialist equipment in our workshop, and use only genuine parts, so you know that your job will be carried out to the highest standards.

As well as outboard repairs, we are happy to undertake work to your boat which includes:

  • electrical repairs and installs;
  • steering and control cable fitting and replacement;
  • engine installation and rigging; and
  • antifouling and cleaning.

The workshop is equipped with a large hydraulic test tank to ensure after the service or repair that the motor is in perfect working order before being released back to the customer. Sea trials are carried out on larger engines.

Serving Dorset and Hampshire including:
  • Christchurch
  • Bournemouth
  • Poole
  • Lymington
  • Southampton
  • Weymouth

Work is carried out by professional and fully insured personnel at all times.

Feel free to email or phone Paul to discuss your requirements.

Evinrude outboard motors

Evinrude & Johnson

Mariner, Mercury, Suzuki, Yamaha, Tohatsu outboard motors

Other outboard makes

Address & telephone

South Coast Outboards
72 Bridge Street
Dorset BH23 1EB

Tel: (+44)(0)1202 496630              Mob: (+44)(0)7977 058916

Opening Times

Monday to Friday : 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday : 9:00 am - 13:00 pm
Sunday : CLOSED