Damon Johns


Damon was bought up by a family passionate for the water. Damon’s pop had a sailboat called Windsome that he frequently took the family to Rottnest on and Damon was encouraged to take up sailing down at Shelley Foreshore from a young age. As the teen years kicked in, as did the ‘need for speed’ and Damon traded in the sails power for horse power.

The Instep work experience program at All Saints College benefited Damon greatly in his new passion and he was awarded with an Apprenticeship into Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic’s. Throughout his time, he worked predominantly on Volvo Penta and Yanmar marine and industrial engines and generators as well as MANs. Working for large international brands allowed Damon to travel and expand his knowledge both interstate and overseas including travelling to Nuremberg for MAN Common-Rail training.

Once qualified, Damon stepped into the role of Workshop foreman with ease. Within this role Damon learn the importance of open and transparent communication with the boat owners, whilst managing and scheduling the workload of fellow employees. During the mid 2000’s Perth was booming. Luxury vessels were being delivered and commissioned daily and many a recreational fisherman was also investing along the means of repowering with new engines and then rebuilding the old ones to keep as spares.

Early 2010 Damon took the step to start up his own servicing and maintenance business, Pleisure Marine Maintenance. Having built a dependable reputation throughout the industry, very quickly Damon grew a healthy customer base with the support from industry associates and referrals from customers. Power Equipment were the first OEM Brand to offer their support with offering Damon with a Yanmar Dealership.

Over the next few years, Pleisure Marine Maintenance business rose with exponential growth. Damon took on supporting tradesman, signed up apprentices and moved from a home workshop to a sub-leased commercial premises. By 2014, with 8 staff and his wife working full time in the business, expansion to their own fully equipped workshop was imminent.

July 2015 Damon and the team moved into 15 Jones Street, O’Connor, where they are currently located today. Along with the move and expansion of their footprint in the marine industry, came further OEM support. Their hard work was awarded a MAN Dealership soon followed by Kohler Seakeeper and John Deere. Damon continues to maintain a very close working relationship with Volvo Penta and has plans to further increase his service and support to the marine industry with a larger workshop and dedicated sales and parts divisions.

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