Angus James Smith founded “Angus Smith Marine” in 1965. His love of fishing provided the respite from his busy public life as Mayor of the city of Townsville, a position he held from 1952 to 1967. His first outboard was a 1.5hp British Seagull, which he and family used from their beach hut at Cungulla. He saw the future recreational potential of outboard motors and his Marine Retail and service company was formed. Evinrude motors had established an Australian manufacturing facility in Bankstown, N.S.W. 75hp was the largest outboard in those days. Physically it was as large as the currant 250hp outboards and to own one of these was a real status symbol. The big sellers were the 18hp and 25hp Evinrude models rigged to a 12ft tinnie for estuary fishing, which is abundant in our waters.
Ian Smith, third son of Angus, was keen to learn the business. He spent six years working with Evinrude and Johnson motors. There’s nothing more important when you venture onto the sea than a reliable motor. That’s why they’ve chosen the range they carry. But it doesn’t stop there. A regular maintenance program is essential for peace of mind, knowing you and your family or friends will get home. Their Service Department is informed and experienced. Their technicians are constantly trained to the latest standards of technology… and they’ve spared no expense when it comes to ensuring they have the latest equipment available.
For more information, please visit http://www.angussmithmarine.com.au