A little more about our professional path
|António M R Guerra began is professional experience as a young boy in the late 70’s, at the extinct MENDES DE ALMEIDA, later called Mendal SA ( Portuguese main dealer in the 70’s and 80’s of the famous EVINRUDE and Stern Drives OMC engines).
In 1981 with only 15 years old, he was encouragement to start working with more demanding jobs for simple rookie marine technician which in itself triggers the natural expansion of his knowledge in marine engines on a considerable scale of training both basic as well as advanced.
It is simultaneously in this working-class period and under the supervision of Mendes de Almeida’s renowned Head of Workshop in the 70’s and 80’s, António Gomes Guerra, at the same time his Father, Chief and Master.
In 1984 and due to his knowledge and experience already acquired, he was invited by the newly formed company called H. MARES Lda. ( Company that introducing firsts BAYLINER hulls in Portugal via US import ) to be part of this team as a workshop Marine technician.
H. MARES Lda. was a official dealer of the famous outboard engines JOHNSON that was imported by SANTOMAR, later this one embraced the representation of HONDA MARINE and was forced by imposition to deliver to H. MARES Lda. representation of JOHNSON outboard engines.
Thus abandoning his studies completely and starting his professional career, it’s on H. MARES Lda. that he’s given his 1st outboard training course at Outboard Marine Belgium facilities. He worked at this company until the end of 1987 when this company is forced to moved from the center of Lisbon city to the Abóboda town.
Despite the relocation, he still decides to continue to serve the company for a period that did not extend beyond 6 months, when he realizes that it is not feasible to continue, so he decides to permanently abandon this one and joins his Master, who in the meantime has already he was working as an Marine technician freelancer and growing rapidly in the town of Azeitão. He then began this adventure in 1988 by collaborating with his Master (meanwhile Official Dealer for JOHNSON and EVINRUDE outboards) until he reaches retirement age on 1996 year and leaves the activity in that way. Thus, it leaves a whole legacy to continue to be worked on. With an already vast portfolio of customers, he takes charge and navigates alone until today.
Nowadays and after all these years António MR Guerra is very proud of the path he has already traveled, he has followed the natural evolution of the technologies introduced in the design of an outboard engine, and for this reason has a very high knowledge and experience both in outboard engines 2 and 4 stroke, as well as inboard engines with line shaft or drive unit.
He is currently Official Dealer for MERCURY outboard engines and MERCRUISER stern drives imported by TOURON SA he’s also MOTORGUIDE Official dealer as well QUICKSILVER, MERCURY, TALAMEX, BAYLINER, BOMBARD boats all products from Brunswick Corp.
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