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Sam Z
Rares was able to provide a solution to a difficult and potentially costly issue relating to the lower unit of the stern drive, which a mechanic was unable to solve.

He designed a specific tool and was able to rectify the issue in a short amount of time, saving me a significant amount of money in the process.

Rares' expertise and professionalism highlights the significant value of using an engineer to deal with difficult situations.

Would definitely recommend Rares!
Rob R
Res provides first class service, is great and explaining what needs to be done, shows you what he actually does, and gives you ongoing guidance. He has awesome knowledge, which he is happy to share, to help you take responsibility for boat maintenance. Can not recommend him highly enough
Rob Felettigh
Rares simply the best in the industry.
Had a First Service on my Honda outboard.
Rares was Punctual ,knowledgeable and offered advice on the engines ongoing maintenance.

Its good to see Service and quality still exists.
Drummoyne Sailing Club
We found MMS when looking for an alternative to trailing our club's support boats to various service dealerships. Our success with mobile mechanics has been variable to date. The initial service to our Yahama outboard was excellent and Rares has now serviced most of our seven vessels including our diesel engines. It is a pleasure to work with a skilled professional and we have valued the care and attention we receive from MMS.
Charles from Concord
This is a truly professional outfit. Rares is personable, competent and trustworthy. The work is carried out quickly, and in a proper manner. The charges are reasonable.
Rares keeps you informed throughout the whole process of servicing or repair.
If I could use one word to sum up Rares and his business, it would be INTEGRITY.
Thanks for your work, Rares.
Andrew Loucas
Outstanding job ! Easy to book , recommend off a friend and didn’t disappoint at all. Attention to details , very rare to find. Perfect
Steve E
MMS arrived on time, knowledgeable , interested to learn about the boat and any issues. Rares then methodically went about doing the service. At the end explained what he found and corrected.
A pleasure to deal with and will use MMS again.

Thanks Rares
Denis Gradinscak
Mobile Marine service is fantastic. Rares is very knowledgeable and loves his work. I can trust my boat and trailer are well looked after in Rares' hands. Pricing is excellent and he is very generous with his time putting in extra hours fixing unexpected problems on the spot. I'm extremely happy with his work and the convenience of a mobile marine mechanic coming to you cannot be overstated. I had an annual boat service, trailer service and rego pink slip all sorted out in the one day without having to miss work or waste a day off driving the boat to and from a shop. Thank you Rares.
Once again Rares you have provided excellent service at a fair price. My Yamaha is now purring like a kitten!
Thanks for your help
Mark Tolson
Rares is a great and trustworthy mechanic. He restored my classic, old steering to new condition and my boat runs 10 times better now thanks to Rares balancing and smothering out my prop plus servicing the outboard. Good bloke. Full of great advice and good to his customers.
Mobile Marine Service provides honest hard work and genuinely care about your vessel, engine and safety. They provided me with quality assurance and advice even when I didn't commit to a sale or choice of service. Without a doubt, Res, from Mobile Marine Service, is one of the best, hard working and honest mechanics within Sydney. I will now have my Yamaha outboard serviced here for many years to come. Thank You

Regards David
I cannot speak highly enough of the service provided by Rares Badrea. From his very efficient on-line quote system, to the actual (on board) service itself, I was very impressed by the attention to detail and the communication about the job requirements.Rares went through all aspects of the service to the degree that I am now confident to do an annual service myself. This would not be for everyone and Rares was the first to offer such support and advice. Follow-up work was also outlined with plans afoot to have this work done at a boatyard with Rares' further assistance. Thanks Rares - a top job all-round!
10 meter yacht. 22hp inboard Nani diesel.
Hugh Hodgkinson
Dear Res, I want to record my appreciation for the extroardinary level of short response time and reliability you displayed just before Christmas. The starter motor of my Bavaria 38 packed up before the holiday season, yet you were contactable on a Saturday afternoon and had it replaced the following Tuesday morning. Your knowledge of the boats faulty electronics was also impressive and I will be contacting you in the new year for more assistance. Best wishes Hugh Hodgkinson, Killara
Logbook Service
Jordon Peters
Rares performed a logbook service on my 115 Evinrude eTech (300 hours). I am very confident in the professional and methodical approach he applied to the service and the engine is running without a hitch. I feel very fortunate to have come across a mechanic with such in-depth knowledge of these engines and have no hesitation in recommending MMS to anyone looking for a similar service.
Stuart Taylor
I was very pleased with the recent service on my Yamaha 60HP four stroke outboard motor by Rares Badrea from Mobile Marine Service. The service booking processes was very professional and Rares visited my premises to provide a quote. Rares took a great deal of care with every aspect of the service and demonstrated an unusually high level of knowledge and expertise. A number of checks on the outboard had never been undertaken by other service providers. I greatly appreciate that Rares answered all my queries and provided detailed and helpful information that will help me keep the motor in top condition. I highly recommend the thorough and cost-effective outboard mechanical services by Mobile Marine Service. Dr Stuart Taylor, Director, Geochemical Assessments Pty. Ltd
It is with pleasure that I recommend Rares from MMS - Mobile Marine Service. Rares’ knowledge and ability are particularly impressive, and the service he provided was exceptional. He took the time to go over the boat and make sure that everything was OK – lucky he did as he noticed that the boat was not sitting on the trailer properly, something I suspected but was advised by the place of purchase it was perfect. Rares took the time to adjust the trailer, clearly going above and beyond providing a standard engine service. This was done in the convenience of my own front yard, no need to worry about towing the boat to and from service centres! Rares, look forward to servicing my boat with you in the future.Best Regards, Doug, Evinrude 90HP E-tec
Regular Service
Steve Coppola
Incredible thorough review of my boat!
I was amazed at the frankness and honesty from these guys.
They turned down work and advised me to get rid of the boat rather than spend money with them that would be wasted.
I will definitely use them with my new boat!
Rares provided a service for my 150hp Yamaha and trailer. Reliable, honest, knowledgeable and conscientious. He treated my boat like it was his own. Provided great advice and took the time to answer all my questions. Very glad to find these rare integral qualities with the added convenience mobile service. Highly recommended
Rares serviced my 200HP Yamaha today. From the moment he arrived it was clear he is passionate about his job and he knows his engines . He realigned the boat on the trailer and took the time to show me home maintenance tips. His truck is set up perfectly and inspires confidence in the service. I recommend him highly and will book all my future services with him and his team.
Can't praise MMS - Mobile Marine Service highly enough. Rares obviously loves his work, knows his motors and is willing to pass on some of that experience to help you take better care of your boat and motor. I really appreciated the extra time spent in explaining each step of the service, as well as the savings from not "over servicing". The small tips I picked up along the way really helped me to better understand my setup and will prove invaluable in the years to come. A technician willing to spend the time to share his hard earned knowledge is a rare find. A great service by a highly professional team in the convenience of your own home at the right price. What more can you ask for? Mike, Mercury 60HP EFI 4 stroke
Dear Rares, Just a quick note to thank you for servicing my DT40 Suzuki outboard this week as well as the service and repair to the tilt and trim. Everything is working perfectly and I certainly appreciated the feedback during the day as to how things were progressing. It was a ver nice touch and very personal service not often seen these days with other providers. As discussed, I would have no hesitation in using your services again. Many thanks. Peter, St Ives
I phoned MMS - Mobile Marine Service for a service quote after receiving a marketing brochure under my windscreen wiper when parked under Roseville Bridge. I spoke to Rares who was very polite and keen to meet my needs. Having the boat service done at my home was extremely convenient for me, and Rares took his time to explain what he was doing and just as important, what wasn't needed. During the service, he was very pleasant and easy to deal with. To top it all off, the service was very competitively priced. I will definitely use MMS - Mobile Marine Service again for my future boat servicing needs. Craig, St lves, Yamaha F60 EFI 4 stroke
Purchase Inspections
Highly recommended service.

Very professional service with a quick turn around.

When doing the purchase inspection for an outboard motor, Rares was able to teach the guys selling the motor things that they didn't know after 20+yrs of owning and maintaining the engine.

Great skill set coupled with prompt and professional delivery.

Thanks again mate.
It is with great pleasure that I provide a testimonial for Mobile Marine Service, in particular, Rares (Res) Badrea. Only recently I decided to buy a secondhand boat privately. Having had very little experience with boats, I decided to have a pre-purchase inspection done. So I looked up a random boat inspection service via Google. To my proven great fortune I came across Mobile Marine Service, but more importantly, Res. I arranged an inspection date and time with him. He was very punctual, which is always a good start in my eyes. He went through the boat with a fine tooth comb, both on dry land and on the water, and gave me a comprehensive inspection report. I was able to use that report to not only confirm my intention to purchase the boat, but also to negotiate a better price with the vendor. Res also referred me to a trailer mechanic who has subsequently completed my trailer repairs. What I found most incredible with this whole exercise was Res's professionalism, guidance and advice throughout the inspection process. He systematically showed me things about the boat that I simply had no idea about, and which have proven to be invaluable. He has since completed some critical repairs. The service Res provides is second to none, and I would highly recommend anyone who needs a boat inspection not to go past Res. Great value for money. I took the boat out following all the repairs and it is like a new boat. I could not be happier. In spite of the fact that I have to cross the other side of Sydney, I will be using Res to service my boat from now on. Highly recommended. Chris, Sea Ray 175 Sport, Mercruiser 3.0 TKS
Allen P
So impressed with Rares and his Mobile Marine Service. Very knowledgeable and thorough. Found the problem - that I never would have. And also explained things to me that will help from now on. Very fair price too. I won’t use anyone else from now on. Many thanks.
Chris Dowse
Rares is an awesome bloke !! Top boat mech , diagnosed and repaired a complex issue in minutes. Very happy!
Hi Rares, A quick note to thank you for fixing my 2005 Yamaha 150HPDI outboard, I was very impressed with your service. You were the only mechanic I called who knew what the problem was and your deep knowledge of these engines helped fix it quickly. You got me and the family back on the water and I'll definitely recommend you.Thanks again. Bill, Willoughby
Trailer Service
Simply the best. Professional, friendly and efficient, excellent service provided. For any future boat or trailer problems l know who to call. Thank You.
Greg R
Rares did a great job in solving my USA trailer problems. Completely understood the issues and found solutions. Very professional after the sub-standard work of my regular 'trailer specialist'. No hesitation in using again.
Amazing service. Rares showed up on time and worked late into the evening fixing unexpected problems on the spot... All this with the convenience of having Rares come to my home for the service and getting the boat and trailer good to go for a fish the very next day. No more leaving the boat at the shop for days on end. Great guy. His passion for his work translates to an excellent job. I can trust my boat and trailer are as good as can be with his knowledgeable and thorough servicing. Thank you once again for your help.
Kevin W
I highly recommend Rares. Even though this is an exceptionally busy time of year, he was extremely thorough with my trailer repair/ service and really exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be using him again in future.
Res serviced my trailer and did an excellent job!
He arrived on time and was a pleasure to work with.
I highly recommend MMS!
Many thanks,
Kevin S
Could not be happier!
Booked Rares from Mobile Marine Service in to do a Trailer eSafety/pink slip check as well as a Trailer combo service – bearings and brakes – mechanical.
The convenience of having this done at my home meant there was less to worry about and time saved.
My existing brake rotors, pads and springs had their fair share of rust on them, so as expected the brake rotors and pads needed to be replaced. Rares went the extra step before installing the new parts to clear all the rust and recoat the affected areas on the trailer with galvanise. It now looks brand new! If you want proof ask Rares for the before and after photos!
In addition to the professional and friendly service Rares took the time to explain what he was doing, the reasons and also provided future hints and tips. Rares really makes sure that the customer is happy and went way beyond with his level of knowledge and expertise. You can tell Rares is really passionate about his work.
The setup of his mobile workshop is art in itself – it is setup to do the job as professional and as efficient as possible.
Website is easy to navigate and once the job is done all details available to view.
Highly recommended! Will not hesitate to use Rares again.
Thank you.
Kevin S – Frenchs Forest
Maintenance Check-Up
January 1st 2016 - we put the boat in the water for the first time this summer. Not a great start to the New Year as the Marner 60hp outboard engine was not performing properly. January 7th - Res of Mobile Marine Service came to carry out maintenance and service. Nice guy who explained what he was doing and obviously was an expert and loves his boats and engines. January 10th - On Sydney Harbour with complete confidence, and engine running superbly. Thank you Res, not only for your work and advice but also for your professional manner and efficient booking systems. Thank you too for your understanding of a 60 year old classic boat and a 20 year old engine. James