TEA Gardens Engineering, in the industrial estate has been targeted by thieves for the second time in the space of a year.
In the early hours of Saturday, June 16 intruders cut open the businesses' chain-wire fence before stealing a new outboard motor.
Owner Steve Ellicott said the damage caused to his fence together with the theft would cost him up to $6000.
"The low lifes have struck again," he said.
Mr Ellicott said during the 10 year period he has been in the Tea Gardens industrial estate he has experience about seven break ins.
"It is a targeted area," he said.
Tea Gardens police officer David Coyle agreed the industrial estate was often targeted with break-ins happening every six to nine months at the various businesses.
"It's because it's so dark and isolated," he said.
He said there had been previous talks between business owners in the estate about getting a high quality security camera installed at the entrance. He said it would be a potential solution but cost had been a deterrent in the past.
"You'd need a top quality infrared one," he said.
"And they literally cost thousands."
Mr Ellicott said he is considering installing night vision cameras around his premises to prevent further robberies.