Australian Marinas

BoatSmart HQ has a network of First Mates covering most of Australia’s marinas which means, that should you venture a little further than normal, you can tap into the same market-leading service that you can expect at home.

North Queensland

Sunshine Coast & Central Queensland


Your Boatsmart HQ First Mate:

Russ Ollington
+61 (0) 417 170 553

Russell (Russ to his mates) is one of the owners, and First Mate of BoatSmart HQ Townsville, and Whitsundays (Airlie Beach)

Russell started as an apprentice boat builder with Riviera in 2001 and continued working with Riviera until 2009 when he decided to join the Australian Army. He first joined the Army as a Radar Operator and progressed into flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’S). In 2012 he served 8 months in Afghanistan as an Intelligence Imagery Analyst with the UAVs.

In 2015 he trade transferred and completed his qualification as a Helicopter Technician which led him to being posted to Townsville in 2016 and working on MRH-90s. Russell completed further studies in Marine Surveying and also acquired his Master <24 and MED 2 skipper and engineer qualifications with more qualifications still in progress. In 2022 he decided to discharge from the Army pursue a different career path and coming back in to the Marine Industry as he has a huge passion for being on the water and working and maintaining boats.

His partner Rachel is a current serving member for the RAAF as a Personnel Capability Specialist in Townsville and we share 4 children, 13, 9 and 3 1/2 and 5months.

When he is not busy working Russ enjoys spending time with family and friends either fishing, working on his golf game (still cant beats his Mrs) and camping.

Airlie Beach Marina (Coral Sea Marina)

Coral Sea Marina Resort has emerged as a premier boating and tourism destination on Australia’s east coast. In the heart of the Whitsundays on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, Coral Sea Marina Resort is the gateway to Airlie Beach, the Whitsunday Islands and the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef.

Townsville Marina (Breakwater Marina)

Breakwater (Townsville) Marina serves as an ideal boating destination thanks to our location amongst the natural wonders of north Queensland. Situated on the northern east coast of Australia in Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country, the area is a vibrant mix of sub-tropical rainforests, sandy beaches, rugged outback plains and quaint coastal townships. Breakwater Marina is located within Townsville’s City whilst still having immediate ocean access to spectacular islands and secluded beaches

Magnetic Island Marina

Maggie Island Marina, located just 20 minutes from Townsville mainland is a gateway to glorious cruising pathways, and ensures unlimited adventure for all sailors, fisherman and boaties alike. Maggie Island marina provides brand new first class facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible and our friendly staff make customer service their priority, making Maggie Island Marina your home away from home.

North Queensland Cruising Yacht Club

The NQCYC is situated right at the Bowen boat harbour and is known for its spectacular views, relaxed atmosphere and ice cold beer. We offer berths in front of the club as well as hardstand spaces for your trailer-able vessel.

Shute Harbour Marine Resort

Home to the world's finest yachts and cruisers, find your safe haven at Shute Harbour Marina.
With 395 berths, Shute Harbour Marina will be built to world-leading international standards, catering to all yachting and boating needs.

Hamilton Island Marina

The Hamilton Island Marina is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, where your boating paradise awaits. With a jet airport serviced by Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar, and with direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, upon arrival you are just minutes away from being on your vessel. This makes it the perfect location to keep your vessel to cruise and explore hidden bays, iconic beaches and discover your own piece of the Great Barrier Reef.

Ports of Airlie Marina

Port of Airlie is the newest marina in the Whitsundays, known for its magnificent 74 Whitsunday islands. The marina features various sized marina berths, The Cove residential apartments, waterfront blocks and now the bustling maritime passenger terminal for Cruise Whitsundays. It is also home to a number of dining and café precincts and retail outlets as well as marina services.

Your Boatsmart HQ First Mate:

Darren Pearce
+61 (0) 417 495 157

Darren is the owner of BoatSmart HQ from Mooloolaba to Gladstone, and for him, boats have been a lifelong passion. He first started boating as a child with his father. As soon as he was able, he purchased his own boat, too, so he's been practicing preventive maintenance for a long time. Darren is a qualified Diesel Fitter and also a qualified Locksmith, having run his own successful Locksmithing business until 2017. He is a skilled fabricator with incredible diagnostic skills and experience.

When not on the water, Darren enjoys motorbikes, golf and motorsport. He has two big standard poodles one black and a one white. He has a terrific family. He has two boys, 23 and 26. One has a small business, the other a marine engineer, and his partner Kim, is a Social Worker. You will often find Darren and Kim working as a team to ensure they offer the best service possible.

Kawana Waters Marina

Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast next to Mooloolaba, Kawana Waters is one of the most popular marinas along the south-east coast of Queensland. It offers a perfect climate throughout the year, excellent shopping houses, several tourist attractions, and is an all-around destination for visitors of all ages.

Mooloolaba Marina

Mooloolaba Marina is set within the protected, quiet waters of the Mooloolah River, accessed via the river mouth at Point Cartwright lighthouse, a mere 100kms north of Brisbane. The Marina at the Wharf Mooloolaba is located in the hub of an established tourist destination and is only a short stroll to surf patrolled beaches and all that Mooloolaba has to offer.

Harvey Bay Marina

In addition to the beautiful landscape and wildlife, Hervey Bay is also known for its marinas. Hervey Bay Boat Club Marina is situated along Buccaneer Dr in Urangan in the heart of Hervey Bay’s marina section and offer spectacular access to berths and the open waters.

Pelican Waters Marina

Pelican Waters Marina is a safe harbour marina located within the protected waterways of Pelican Waters at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast. With a fully functioning boat yard combined, it offers a wide range of marina services to handle the ever growing marina industry needs.

Your Boatsmart HQ First Mates:

Adrian Williams
+61 (0) 439 557 611

Hailing from Port Arthur, Tasmania, where he grew up with his pal and now business partner Marc, Adrian has also always had a soft spot for the water.

He knew from an early age where his skills lay and put this to practice locally working on the Marina ferry as a deckhand at the age of 15. During this time he gained his Coxwains and started to build his repertoire which eventually lead to obtaining his Master 4 skippers ticket.

In his early 20’s he moved to Brisbane, playing semi-professional AFL football which eventually drew him to the Redland Football Club. Floating around a few different jobs to start with, he realised where his loyalties lie and returned to working on the water, driving the Brisbane River City Cats for a few years and then Bay Island ferries in Southern Moreton.

After settling into family life with his wife Vicki and two daughters Isla and Addison, Adrian has decided he’s due for another challenge, and wishes to put his high standards and relentless work ethic to good use in the industry he loves, with Brisbane BoatSmart HQ.

Adrian has never been without his own boat since he was a teenager, with each passing vessel being taken care of more meticulously and with more pride than the last. Be confident in knowing that this standard will be upheld in caring for your boat as well.

Marc McIntyre
+61 (0) 400 802 585

Having grown up in Tasmania, it’s hard not to have a penchant for being on the water and dealing with boats.

An avid Lego and Meccano fan, Marc spent a lot of his childhood pulling things apart and putting them back together, learning how they worked in the process. He completed his Fitter and Turner apprenticeship at 20 years old and stuck with that for 6 years working for a marine engineering outfit in Hobart.

He worked on a vast range of vessels ranging from the well-known ice breaker the Aurora Australis for her winter lay ups, offshore support vessels, humble fishing boats and barges, and even offshore oil rigs.
From there he became interested in becoming a ships Marine Engineer after his time working on boats as a tradesman.

He then gained his Diploma of Marine Engineering certification with an Offshore Support Vessel company and spent 10 years at sea. His work as a Fitter and Turner as well as a member of vessels engineering crew has given him a fine range of experience across the board, such as lathe and milling machine operation, light and heavy diesel engine fitting/overhauls, electrical work, plumbing and general planned maintenance on said vessels.

Looking for a return home with his partner (who wasn’t a fan of the time away at sea) and two dogs he now seeks to apply his acquired skills and knowledge within the BoatSmart HQ arena here in Brisbane.

Dockside Marina

Unique inner-city location, a cool vibe set in an active dining precinct and with kilometers of board walk and adventures at your door. Dockside Marina offers daily, weekly and long-term rentals with berths between 10 to 40 meters. Dockside offers a perfect stop to rest, relax and enjoy our river city. It is easy cruising to Moreton Bay, the gateway to Fraser Island and the historical Great Barrier Reef, not to mention numerous local island adventures.

Rivergate Marina

Rivergate offers berthing with deep water access for vessels up to 90M. The fuel dock is available 24/7, 365 days a year and offers premium, unleaded & high-flow diesel. With its unique location, Rivergate is within easy cruising distance of the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, Pacific Islands and other iconic destinations.

East Coast Marina

East Coast Marina at Manly Boat Harbour, was the first marina in Queensland to gain full Clean Marina Status in 2006 and with the building of the new dry boat storage facility, also a first for Brisbane, they continue their commitment to building an innovative, cutting-edge environmental approach.

Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

Located in Brisbane’s South-Eastern Bayside suburb of Manly, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is home to one of Queensland’s oldest and most prestigious recreational sailing and cruising clubs. Formed in 1885, the Squadron has a long history of supporting and encouraging sailing as a sport that continues on today.

Wynnum Manly Yacht Club Marina

The Manly Marina is proudly operated by the Wynnum Manly Yacht Club Marina Ltd and is the most protected marina in Manly Harbour with ample parking within easy walking distance to boats and full slipway services with experienced Slipmaster.

Raby Bay Marina

A modern boutique style marina with 75 floating berths nestled in protected waters surrounded by a boardwalk at Cleveland, Brisbane. The marina has all weather access and is only a few miles from the delights of Horseshoe Bay on Peel Island and offers a choice for boat owners to cruise the open waters of Moreton Bay to the north or the sheltered channels to the south through to the Gold Coast.

Redland City Marina

Redland City Marina is a maintenance marina and boat storage facility located in the Thornlands. They have the infrastructure to support all requirements for new builds, maintenance/regular refits and emergency repairs to your boat.

North Gold Coast

South Gold Coast

South Sydney

Your Boatsmart HQ First Mate:

Craig Maile
+61 (0) 431 098 967

Craig started his career at the ripe age of 18 as a flotilla & bare boat skipper in Greece. From there he worked his way up the ranks to Chief Officer on vessels up to 55m for over 10 years in Europe, Caribbean and Maldives.

He relocated to Australia where he worked as a skipper on a 98ft yacht before transitioning to a land-based role as service & warranty manager for 2 years, successfully overseeing a fleet of up to 15 new build yachts.

His passion for the maritime industry, coupled with his extensive knowledge, makes him a trusted and reliable source for all aspects of yachting.

Horizon Shores Marina

Conveniently located just 45 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Horizon Shores sits in a mariner’s wonderland with a host of aquatic adventures to be had just a hop, skip and a jump away. Horizon Shores Marina has 500 marina berths with on-water fuel facility, marine refit & repair, hardstand & refit sheds plus an on-site cafe.

Calypso Bay Marina

The state-of-the-art Calypso Bay Marina offers direct access to The Broadwater and Jumpinpin Bay, with wide walkways and pontoons with an extra 500mm of freeboard allowing easier access for you and your family when you board your vessel.

Sovereign Island Marina

Tucked away on a private Island in Paradise Point, the secure gated community of Sovereign Islands is home to wealthy residents who appreciate life by the water. Sovereign Islands is a 15-minute drive from the centre of the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, a 40-minute drive from the Coolangatta Airport and only a 60-minute drive from Brisbane Domestic and International Airports.

Coomera Waters Marina & Waterways

The Coomera Waters Marina is a fully appointed 70 berth marina with direct unrestricted deep water access to the ocean. Features such as gangway gates and 24 hour security patrols will assist with the security of your property. Berths range in size from 10 metres to 30 metres and can accommodate vessels up to 30 metres in length.

Sanctuary Cove Marina

With personal berthing assistance and premier facilities, Sanctuary Cove offers over 226 moorings for all vessels including superyachts. Awarded five gold anchors for the category of residential harbour-estate marinas along with a level 3 Clean Marina accreditation, you’ll disembark directly into Sanctuary Cove’s Marine Village, where specialty stores, restaurants and cafes line the water’s edge.

Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyards

Mid-way between Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef on Australia’s East Coast, the Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM), is Australia’s most comprehensive and awarded marine facility. With over 90 leading marine businesses located right at your transom door, we’ve got everything you need in one convenient location.

Hope Harbour Marina & Waterways

Easily accessible by both land and sea, this hidden gem is tucked away on the far eastern point of Hope Island, just 2km from the open Broadwater, and five minutes from the Gold Coast’s M1 highway. With tennis court and swimming pool access, convenient facilities, and cafes and restaurants close by, you’ll be forgiven for thinking this is a resort rather than a marina.

Your Boatsmart HQ First Mate:

Kyle Byblow
+61 (0) 431 678 303

Kyle has always been passionate about boating, having grown up in the inlet known as "Deep Cove" in North Vancouver, a renowned haven for boating enthusiasts. Kyle's journey into the world of boating commenced with sailing and racing smaller sailboats like the Laser and Laser II. Over time, Kyle progressed through various summer programs, ultimately achieving the status of an instructor.

Throughout his life, Kyle maintained a fondness for small boats, regularly owning tinnies and runabouts. However, a significant turning point in Kyle's expertise occurred when he inherited his father's welding and custom metal fabrication business. This business specialization became the cornerstone of his maritime knowledge, with a focus on marine parts manufacturing, stainless steel, and aluminium welding. Within this domain, he crafted a wide array of products, ranging from custom exhaust manifolds to biminis and swim platforms.

As his passion for boating continued to grow, Kyle ventured into the world of larger vessels. His first significant boat purchase was a 1974 Reinell cabin cruiser, which he undertook to completely refit. His dedication led to the meticulous restoration and comprehensive repair of the boat. In addition to this project, Kyle also owned another vessel, a 1984 Sea Ray 300 cabin cruiser, which required a complete teardown and a ground-up rebuild.

Beyond his personal projects, Kyle generously extended his expertise to aid friends and family in troubleshooting and resolving marine-related issues. Additionally, he ventured into entrepreneurship by owning a hire company for marine engineers specializing in conducting aquatic surveys, catering to a niche clientele.

Kyle's hobbies encompass a wide spectrum of water and outdoor activities, including boat building and repair, sailing, surfing, kite surfing (with nine years of experience as an IKO instructor), snowboarding, foiling, and various DIY projects. Residing in the southern Gold Coast, he seizes every opportunity to be immersed in aquatic adventures and relishes the thrill of being on the water.

Bayview Harbour Marina

Bayview Harbour Marina is a part of the Bayview Harbour Yacht Squadron, a recreational boating club that provides a range of services and facilities for its members. The marina at Bayview Harbour Yacht Squadron provides secure moorings for a variety of boats, including power boats and sailboats. It has a fuel dock for refuelling boats, as well as a boatyard that provides boat maintenance and repair services.

Marina Mirage Marina

Uniquely located in the heart of Main Beach, the Marina Mirage Marina sits alongside one of Queensland’s most iconic waterfront dining and boutique shopping precincts, hosting an impressive array of premium marine services and facilities. Just minutes from the Gold Coast Seaway, the Marina Mirage Marina provides deep water access to the Broadwater.

Southport Yacht Club

Established in 1946, the award-winning yacht club offers a wide range of restaurant, bars, function spaces, sailing programs, events and training at any of their four waterfront locations.

Salacia Waters Marina

Salacia Waters Marina is a 71 berth marina accommodating vessels 10 – 32m in length located in the lower Coomera River adjacent to the Salacia Waters development at Paradise Point.

Your Boatsmart HQ First Mate:

Scott Leslie
+61 (0) 487 552 059

Scott is a licensed electrician commencing his electrical trade at the Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney back in 1995. His passion with boating started over 30 years ago when he first started racing Manly Juniors at age 8. Scott has experience on all boats from Trailer Boats and Dinghies through to Large Sailing Catamarans, Yachts and Powerboats.

He has been regularly called upon to assist with Boat relocations and deliveries up and down the east coast of Australia. With a passion for boating & electronics, Scott founded Shellharbour Marine Electronics, an expansion to his already successful residential, commercial electrical and security company.

In his down time, Scott can be found on the water, sailing or on his jet skis, or enjoying music festivals. Scott is very well respected and highly recommended with his can-do attitude, work ethic and commitment to perfection forming the basis of his success in business to date.

D'Albora Marinas Rushcutters Bay

Boasting stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and unrivalled access to Sydney’s packed calendar of on-water events, including the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the New Year’s Eve fireworks, you can’t go past Rushcutters Bay for location.

Rose Bay & Point Piper Marinas

At Rose Bay and Point Piper Marinas, we deliver the best boating experience with our friendly staff attending to your needs. A state-of-the-art fully customised marina provides an unparalleled berthing experience. Our vibrant tenancy mix includes a restaurant, cafe, new boat sales, boat brokerage, charter boats, engineering, and yacht management. located within Townsville’s City whilst still having immediate ocean access to spectacular islands and secluded beaches

Double Bay Marina

As a small private marina they provide a boutique and personalised service. With 45 fixed berths and 20 moorings their staff prioritise meeting your specific needs. With staff experienced in both sail and power boating they facilitate services which act as a complete solution to your needs. They provide berthing, mooring, maintenance and other associated trades.

Blackwattle Bay Marina

The Blackwattle Bay Marina has been purpose built to cater for charter boats ranging in size from eight to 40 meters in length, with power and water to each berth.

Sydney Wharf Marina

Sydney Wharf Marina is a short stroll from the beating heart of the Sydney CBD . This sophisticated inner city location, diversity of berthing plus the personnel and professional level of service puts Sydney Wharf Marina in a class of its own.

Blakehurst Marina

Nestled in the tranquil waters of Shipwrights Bay, Blakehurst Marina is a boutique marina offering berths for boats up to 20 meters. Facilities include secure car parking, goods lift, shower and bathroom facilities, discounted fuel, 24 hour CCTV and casual berthing. On site they have mechanics, slipways, boat broker and a waterfront dining.

Sylvania Marina

Sylvania Marina is situated on the southern shoreline of the Georges River, just west of the Tom Ugly’s Bridge on the Princes Highway. The marina consists of a 60 berth floating marine with facility’s including Fuel, slipways for up to 40ft vessels, second hand boat brokerage, new Caribbean boat brokerage, shipwrights, electricians, marine trimmers and more.

Shell Harbour Marina

Shellharbour Marina is Australia’s newest lifestyle boating destination located on the beautiful South Coast of NSW. Consisting of 270 berths, fuel, dry storage, vessel lifting and commercial marine services, with direct access to the Tasman Sea. The marina offers a safe harbour to enjoy boating all year round located 50 nautical miles south of Sydney Harbour and 30 nautical miles north of Jervis Bay.


Your Boatsmart HQ First Mate:

Andrew Crichton
+61 (0) 431 098 967

Recently joining BoatSmartHQ servicing Melbourne, Andrew has owned and operated a successful brokerage business specialising in high end ski and wake boats for the past 6 years. Through this time Andrew has understood the needs and gaps for boat owners in the Melbourne area and looks forward to assisting owners with their vessels.

With over 15 years sales and marketing experience across automotive and property development, Andrew’s experience spans both the marine industry along with strategic business planning.

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    GulfStream 38
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