Established in 2000, Outboard Covers Australia (OCA) has grown from a small, family business, to the largest supplier of outboard covers in the World. Outboard Covers now has supply contracts with all the leading motor manufacturers and exports Globally.
We manufacture our covers in our own factory in Perth, Western Australia ensuring that every cover is made to the highest possible standards using the best materials available. In 2016 we launched a new fabric allowing us to offer improved warranties and a better colour range. Our relationships with the motor manufacturers gives us unrivalled access to the latest engine models and we ensure that new patterns are fully tested before going on sale.
We pride ourselves on providing a premium product utilising the latest materials and technology in order to properly protect the expensive outboard you have invested in.
Geoff and Leanne Felgate founded Outboard Covers in 2000 having toured Australia towing their motorboat and experienced at first hand the damage caused to their uncovered engine. The covers available at the time were simply not suited to their task – made of canvas or vinyl, in one-size fits all design, they flapped, scratched, faded and rotted.
Over the next two years, Geoff developed the product, researching the optimum materials and manufacturing process, making patterns for over 800 outboard engines – covering all models from 1970 to date. In 2000 the factory opened in Perth, Western Australia and OCA is proud to have made over 150,000 tailor-made engine covers that are protecting engines all over the Globe.
“I am a perfectionist and set out to design and manufacture the best outboard covers in the world – I am delighted to have achieved this goal. We manufacture from our factory in Perth to the highest standards and pride ourselves in a fast, efficient and friendly service.” Geoff Felgate.
In 2006 James Abrahams became the European distributor and opened an office in London.
“I discovered OCA on the web having searched for a decent engine cover in the UK to no avail. I ordered a cover from Geoff and was so impressed with its quality I realised we should bring this outstanding product to the European marketplace.” James Abrahams
In December 2008 Outboard Covers UK bought a share of OCA and James became a Managing Partner with Geoff Felgate. Geoff, Leanne and James are committed to further developing the company Worldwide.
We manufacture in our own factory in Perth, Western Australia in order to ensure the highest standards are maintained.
People: Our staff have years of experience and knowledge, they have real input into the production process and a genuine pride in their work. We are proud to be employing them and contributing to our economy.
Factory: Equipped with the latest digital technologies allowing us to produce the best possible product to the highest standards.
Materials: Our Polysoft II fabric is produced uniquely for us and offers the very best in breathability, UV stability, water resistance and environmental protection. All the elements used in our production process have been chosen for their quality to ensure that an Outboard Covers product will last for many years.
Here is a snapshot of one cover moving through the production process.