British Marine Expo, Southampton

March 26th – 27th at St. Mary’s Football Stadium, Southampton.

British Marine Expo

The inaugural British Marine Expo is the first of its kind, bringing together some of the association’s most popular events with fantastic opportunities to learn, network and sell. Delivering a two-day schedule of talks, seminars and networking opportunities, this flagship trade event is a must attend for Britain’s most innovative and aspiring marine professionals.

We will be attending the British Marine Expo and exhibiting Castoldi Water Jet and Hamilton Interceptor, we look forward to meeting you there.

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GAM Jobs

We have a vacancy for a qualified Marine Engineer to join the team based at our Southampton branch to carry out service, diagnostic, repair, overhaul and installation work on site and at our workshops.

Our Southampton branch is main dealer for MAN, Perkins, ZF, Humphree, Kohler and Northern Lights. It also supports our award winning Volvo Penta Centre branches at Poole & Portsmouth. Our customer base is broad ranging from individual boat owners and operators to major UK boat builders including leisure and commercial marine sectors.

To be considered for this position you must:

  • Have completed a Marine Engineering Apprenticeship to City & Guilds/NVQ level 3 or equivalent.
  • Have recent experience and knowledge of the products we represent and ideally have attended manufacturers training courses.
  • You must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of equipment and systems on boats of up to 40m and ideally of the engine and gearbox brands we represent.
  • You must have excellent problem solving and diagnostic capabilities together with knowledge of marine electrics, engine management systems and general boat systems.
  • You must have experience of carrying out engine and transmission overhauls and refurbishment to the highest standards.
  • You must be able to demonstrate you work to the highest standards un-supervised and take responsibility for your work. An uncompromising approach to quality of work and customer satisfaction is essential.
  • Continual development and training is provided for the products we represent, with in-house and manufacturer instructor lead courses.
  • You must reside local to our Southampton branch which will be the main place of work, or be prepared to relocate to the area. The job is based mainly along the South coast, however when required travel within the UK and overseas with nights away is a requirement for this position. A service van with fuel card is provided to our engineers and this is available for personal use.

To apply for this position, please email your C.V. and covering letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Golden Arrow Marine invites new and existing customers to this year’s Southampton Boat Show 2018, stand E037.

We are the official distributor and dealer for quality brands such as Evinrude, Honda Marine, Humphree, Kohler, MAN, Perkins, PRM, Torqeedo, Volvo Penta, Yanmar, Yamaha and ZF. Engines range from 3hp to 1900hp, generators from 4kW to 525kW and gearboxes for leisure and commercial applications.

Our three branches along the South Coast at Poole, Portsmouth and Southampton provide full boat maintenance with mobile engineers and workshop facilities including dynamometer testing up to 2000hp and worldwide parts supply of genuine manufacturer parts.


We are delighted to announce our appointment as the exclusive UK Distributor for Castoldi S.r.l.

On display will be product from our broad portfolio including engines from:

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Has your boat lost some of its former power and glory? A smart way to improve your boat’s overall performance and take your boating life to a new level is to simply replace its engine.

New for 2018 is the guaranteed part exchange* on all Volvo Penta diesel engines when purchasing new Volvo Penta diesel engine for repower. A new engine can give you a cleaner, faster, quieter and more comfortable boating experience as well as provide peace of mind and increase the value of your boat.

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*Terms and conditions apply


Our friendly staff will be on hand throughout Southampton Boat Show 2018 on stand E037.
We look forward to discussing your requirements with you and providing any support and advise you may need.

Poole+44(0)1202 677387 Portsmouth+44(0)23 92201171 Southampton+44(0)23 8071 0371

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It’s Time to Winterise!

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It’s Time to Winterise!

We hope you’ve had an enjoyable 2018 of boating. What a fantastic summer it was! But it’s now time to think about winter servicing and winterisation.

Winter service is essential to the long term health of a marine engine no matter what size or type or how much use it has had. During use the oil absorbs contaminants and condensation from the combustion process and the harsh environment in which it operates. An oil and filter change is the minimum service you should be considering and the best time to do this is before the winter layup. Leaving contaminated oil in the engine over the winter will lead to greater wear and tear and reduced engine life. Combining an end of season service with winterisation is the best care you can give your engine to maintain reliability and the value of your investment.

Arranging your winter service and winterisation now takes away the worry and sleepless nights when the weather forecasters predict a sudden cold snap. If you also book your re-commissioning at the same time you can be sure your boat is up and running when you want it at the start on next season.

Complete the attached Winter Layup & Service form and return it to your nearest Golden Arrow Marine branch to get a quote and confirm your booking.

Click here to enquire.

Winter Tricks and Tips from Golden Arrow Marine:

  • Ensure a service is completed in the autumn, at the same time as the engine is winterised.
  • To stop condensation in fuel tanks they should be full.
  • Fuel should be treated with a stabiliser to keep it fresh and prevent corrosion.
  • Prevent batteries from freezing or degenerating by keeping them charged.
  • Remove soft furnishings wherever possible to prevent damp and mould.
  • Ensure your boat is covered.
  • A clean and polish will help to protect your boat. Mould and moss have less to cling to if the boat is clean and the crevices are free of dust and dirt.

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Castoldi Press Release

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Golden Arrow Marine are delighted to announce our appointment as the exclusive UK Distributor for Castoldi S.r.l. including sales, service and spare parts for Castoldi Jet and Castoldi Jet Tender.

The Castoldi company was founded in the early 1930’s by Luigi Castoldi, an ingenious and acclaimed engineer. In the 1960’s Castoldi pioneered the development of water jet propulsion and is widely considered the inventor of the water jet propulsion system and responsible for it becoming accepted as an efficient and reliable form of propulsion.

Castoldi water jets have many unique features, the main one being the integrated reduction and reversing gearbox with multiple gear ratio options. This provides optimum matching of the jet to the engine delivering maximum performance and efficiency. The integrated gearbox also reduces overall installation length, an important factor in many installations.

Castoldi remain a family owned business dedicated to engineering design, innovation and excellence. There are over 40,000 Castoldi water jets in service worldwide, installed in various types of commercial, pleasure and military vessels. The range is suitable for power inputs from 81kW (108hp) to 1986kW (2663hp) depending on hull form and duty type. Castoldi jets are available with Castoldi control systems from simple mechanical/hydraulic control to sophisticated ACES fully electronic control system including steering and joy stick operation for multi-unit installations.

Martin Bizzell, Engineering Director, at Golden Arrow Marine commented “We are very pleased Castoldi have chosen to work with us as their UK Distributor. There is a great deal of synergy between our companies with the emphasis on engineering excellence and customer focus. We are excited by the opportunities this brings and look forward to supporting Castoldi UK customers old and new.”

For more information contact Martin Bizzell, Will Marrs or Mark Howell at Golden Arrow Marine Southampton.

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Golden Arrow Marine, Unit 17 William Street, Southampton, SO14 5QH
Tel: 023 8071 0371 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. web: www.goldenarrow.co.uk

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