It was in the early 1960s, when, following the creation of a successful enterprise in the field of motorcycles (Lambretta), Aristotelis Zeis pursued a long-time aspiration to be involved in the marine business and boatbuilding.
In 1962 the ‘Lambro’ shipyard was established, initially manufacturing wooden pleasure boats of distinctive styling. The company would grow fast into a market leader and a pioneer in GRP boat manufacturing. In the following decades, the company developed expertise in designing and building various types of pleasure and commercial craft up to 25 meters, the latter including patrol, fire fighting, pilots, passenger, troop carrier and other special purpose craft. The success of these designs dramatically increased the prestige of the Greek boatbuilding industry and 'Lambro' remains a significant heritage for Greece, unsurpassed in many areas until today.
Simultaneously with the founding of the shipyard, significant product distribution agreements were completed, notably the collaboration with MERCURY MARINE which reached 60 years with the Zeis family in 2022.
MOTOCRAFT S.A. was established by the new generation of the family, focusing primarily in the distribution/commercial side of the business and incorporating the know-how and valuable experience gained from the manufacturing legacy. Almost 20 years since its inception and more than 50 years after the first engagement of the family with the marine business, MOTOCRAFT occupies a leading market position in the field of engines, propulsion systems, generators, marine equipment and pleasure boats. By cultivating strong partnerships with the most renowned manufacturers worldwide and by its consistency and credibility, MOTOCRAFT is a partner of preference for suppliers and customers alike.
The character of the company is mainly derived by the culture of its founders and its personnel which entails exceptional knowledge in the field, dedication, integrity and high standards. Moreover, the customer-focused philosophy and continuous strive for improvement ensures better service and response to the market needs.
The company operates through authorized partners across Greece and supports boat-builders, importers, shops in the region and other professionals. A retail customer assistance department is also incorporated in this structure. MOTOCRAFT also works closely as a supplier to Governmental agencies and the Greek Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force etc.
Its headquarters are in Alimos-Athens, in modern facilities with exhibition and other areas totalling more than 2,900 square meters. The company is certified with a quality assurance management system ISO 9001 2000.
Despite the radical changes in the worldwide marine business in recent years, MOTOCRAFT enters its third decade of operation dynamically, with undiminished energy, strong moral fiber and dedication. Business relationships are reinforced and maximum satisfaction is pursued for each and every customer.