Southern Power in Cape Town. Superyacht Cape Town

Southern Power, your trusted servicing partner

Supporting leading brands in marine sector

Established in 1974 as Southern Marine Distributors and located on Neptune Street in Paarden Eiland, Southern Power has become a trusted name in the marine industry. Initially, it was a dedicated service workshop catering to multiple marine brands. In the 90s the company went through a number of management changes and in 2000 the service division of the business was sold  and  established as ‘Southern Marine Workshops.’ To this day, Southern Marine Workshops proudly continues its service legacy, catering to valued Volvo Penta customers.

In 2005, Volvo Penta acquired Kamewa Jet, leading to the discontinuation of Southern Power’s Hamilton Jet agency due to brand competition. Additionally, Evinrude Johnson made way for a Chinese outboard manufacturer, HIDEA, in the company’s product portfolio. Southern Power secured agencies for other esteemed brands such as DOMETIC. DOMETIC’s H-Vac systems, particularly Cruise Air, gained widespread popularity and became the standard choice for many South African boat builders, including Robertson and Caine.

Today, Southern Power holds a substantial market share and enjoys a strong revenue position. The company is primed for accelerated growth in its next phase, buoyed by acquiring new product agencies that align with its mission of delivering durable, high-quality solutions and fostering enduring relationships.


Southern Power specialises in marine and specialised mobile applications, offering technologically advanced and high-performance solutions. Their formidable technical prowess ensures their clients experience uninterrupted performance, enhancing the efficiency of their marine and mobile assets.

As the designated Volvo Penta Marine Market Centre for South Africa and Namibia, Southern Power serves as the official importer and exclusive distributor for leading international brands, including Oxe Diesel, Webasto, Whisper Power, Humphree, Torqeedo, FCI watermakers, Sonihull, and Doen Waterjets.

Their extensive product portfolio is complemented by a dedicated team of marine engineers and a service dealer network spanning Southern Africa.

Spare Parts and Technical Assistance

Their spare parts store is impeccably stocked with a comprehensive selection of service items, spare parts, and accessories. They ensure swift availability with a consistent inventory of 10,000 essential service parts. Their efficient logistics network collaborates closely with suppliers to expedite items that may not be immediately available. This commitment minimises downtime for valued clients, a testament to their dedication over the past 35 years to keep the marine industry afloat.

They boast a team of experts across major South African and Namibian centres for technical assistance, providing round-the-clock OEM support. The well-trained staff collectively possess over 150 years of experience and expertise in servicing and supporting the marine industry. Additionally, they offer supplementary support through the technical teams of OEM partners. Direct access to a wealth of technical, administrative, and developmental resources for their primary brand partners is facilitated through online tools such as VPPN, Xactman, and MD Tools.

At Southern Power, they stand committed to delivering unparalleled service and support, ensuring your maritime operations run seamlessly. Call or drop them an email for further information.

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