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Off The Grid Leisure Sports Centre: Our story

The Off The Grid LSC concept evolved from the collaboration between two workshops: Aussie Service Centre and Marine Creations. Originally established by George Ploudias and his sons Sokrates, Andrew and Theo, the team have firmly established themselves as destinations for high quality Automotive, RV and Marine Services.

George and Sokrates first opened the doors of Aussie Service Centre (ASC) at the current Cranbourne location in 2001. The premises at 3 Normanby Street, Cranbourne also served as the original base of operations for Marine Creations, a marine service centre headed by Sokrates's brothers, Andrew and Theo.

Off The Grid Leisure Sports Centre unifies the expertise of Marine Creations and Aussie Service Centre into the go-to destination for 4x4 and Off Road enthusiasts. From suspension upgrades to custom lighting and electrical installations, the team collaborates with customers to co-create unique off-roading solutions designed to work in the most challenging of environments. 

We're off-road enthusiasts ourselves who love the outdoors. We regularly hone our skills and field-test the equipment we install. We push them beyond breaking point so that we can recommend them with confidence.


We value our customers feedback and appreciate the many that have taken the time to leave us a testimonial.


About us...

Band of brothers...

The Off The Grid Leisure Sports Centre story is one part of a trilogy that spans activities and vehicles that operate both on the road and off.  

Brothers Sokrates, Theo and Andrew Ploudias  - along with their father, George who has since retired - took their passion for adventure and aptitude for mechanics and turned it into thriving businesses. Sokrates focussed on the auto trade, while Andrew and Theo pursued their love of boating and created Marine Creations to service Melbourne's demanding boating community.

As both ventures grew, Marine Creations moved to a dedicated facility in Dandenong. Recently they returned to Cranbourne to occupy the premises across the road - literally - from Aussie Service Centre. This re-location presented a unique opportunity for the businesses to collaborate.

Off The Grid Leisure Sports Centre joins forces with Marine Creations and Aussie Service Centre to create a unique one stop shop for Melbourne's drivers, boaters, off-roaders and caravaners.

The trio capitalise on their vast experience in the automotive maintenance, boating and RV industries allowing them to create bespoke solutions for adventurous Melbournians. Regardless of whether you drive, boat, tow, go off-road or caravan, the team can service, upgrade or modify your ride to suit your unique applications. You may not have the PERFECT vehicle, boat or van, but a visit to ASC, Marine Creations or Off The Grid LSC will see you driving out with a rig that's been tailored just for you!

Services our group provides:

Auto Servicing, Auto Repairs, Upgrades, 4x4 Upgrades & Mods, Boat and PWC Servicing & Repairs, Caravan and Camper Trailer Upgrades & Mods  

Selected Clients & Partners

- Custom Fleet

- Maxxia

- SG Fleet

- Bradnam's

- NBN Co

- KTB Roofing Solutions

- Cobalt Boats Vic

- Mackay Trailers

- Precision Trailers

- Pedders Suspension

- Fusion Marine Audio

- Narva Lighting

- Lone Star Marine

- AC Delco Batteries

- Club Marine Insurance

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