E&I Marine – A family business since 1984
Established in 1968, E. I. Marine cc (formerly E. I. Marine (Pty) Ltd) has been owned by the Jones’s since 1984. In the early years of business the company concentrated mainly on yacht construction and successfully manufactured the still popular Vivacity 20&24, Jaguar 22 and Theta 26. The success of these was followed by the Holiday 23 sales and service agency and later the manufacturing rights to both the H23 and the Weekender, another huge success for Leisure Marine and a massive boost for the sport of sailing.
Based solely in Deneysville on the Vaaldam until 1995, the company opened a branch in Midrand during that year and diversified its activities into power boating, with a Mariner/Mercury agency. In 2003 the growth of the Midrand operation led to the purchase of larger premises (to the West of the N1 and adjacent to Vodaworld) and the sale of the Deneysville branch. Since then Leisure Marine has consolidated its unique offering of a broad range of new boats coupled with an enormous (average 120 boats) display and selection of quality ‘nearly-new‘ and ‘much-loved’ boats to satisfy every need.