About us

Everything you need from the gearbox backwards

C & O Engineering (SW) Limited has been supplying the marine trade for over 40 years.

It is a family run business founded by Ted & Jean Cose in 1977 with premises initially in Dainton, moving to our current premises in Abbotskerswell in 1985.

The company is now run by Ted and Jean’s son Andy Cose and daughter Nicky Rintoul.

We have a long and proven record within the marine industry. We pride ourselves in doing our very best for our customers and because we’re an independent, family run business we can offer our customers a service we believe to be unrivalled in the industry.

We manufacture Tail Shafts and Stern Gear Assemblies in our fully equipped workshop and hold an extensive stock of inboard propellers, bearings, couplings and shaft seals. We also have in stock accessories such as Tab Washers, Keys, Nuts, Gland Packing, Electro Eliminators, Rope Cutters and Rubber Hose. We also offer a propeller refurbish service. Any specialist items we can source from our marine suppliers who we have a longstanding relationship with.

We also offer general engineering services and and our engineers are happy to talk through any project you may have.


With years of experience in the engineering industry there is not much we haven’t come across. Andy and the team are more than happy to offer any technical support or trouble shooting you may require.