About Us


Australian Marine Enterprises (AME) is one of Australia’s leading marine repair and refit companies.

Owners and Directors of the company are: 

GRAHAM (SCOOTER) EATON
Born in New Zealand, Graham’s family moved to Melbourne in 1968 where he started sailing at The Royal Brighton Yacht Club. This is where he commenced his apprenticeship as a Boat Builder/Shipwright. Graham has sailed competitively since he was 10 years old and has raced and cruised extensively both here in Australia and overseas. Graham has built a number of racing and cruising yachts over the last 25-30 years, also working on major refits on vessels such as: Cambria – 130 ft K class, Achilles III, Siska IV, Arrow (Dynamic 82), Perseus (Perini Navi 49m). Scooter is an experienced yachtsman and has sailed over 100,000 nautical miles. Scooter has been firmly entrenched in the South East Qld marine industry for the past 35 years, basing himself both on the Sunshine Coast and now on the Gold Coast.

NEIL O’BRIEN
Neil O’Brien completed his training and apprenticeship as a Master Shipwright at Millcraft Thompson Boatyard on the Brisbane River, Bulimba where he learnt his craft of traditional boat building. Neil then moved next door to Lloyds Ships where he worked as leading hand for a decade. At the decline of Lloyds he then went to work at Runmere to build the 190 ft Motor Sail Boat “The Other Woman”. Neil then became a founding member of the Blackline Shipping team where he worked for 8 years before coming on board the AME team. Neil is known throughout the industry for his attention to detail and his high standard of finishing work.

GLANCE PHIPPS
Glance finished his training as a traditional Boat Builder/Shipwright in 1978 at the Millcraft Thompson Boat Yard on the Brisbane River at Bulimba. He then went on to work at Lloyds on the 150ft Super yacht “Mystere” Glance has built many well know yachts such as the 90ft “South Passage”, 80ft “Andorea Dias”. Glance was a member of the Blackline Team for around 8 years before joining AME. Glance has been a professional Shipwright for over 4 decades; he is a well known and respected identity in the Marine Industry. He has project managed and completed many successful builds and refits.
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