Watson's Marine Centre Vindicator Alloy Boats & Trailers

Boat Builders in Gympie
Open today until 5:00 PM
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How to choose the perfect Boat
Buying a boat is a very big purchase decision, whether it is a small or large vessel. For many people it is the fulfillment of a dream and a lifestyle that the whole family can enjoy. Watson’s Marine have a full understanding of that feeling, as for many years they ...

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The Perfect Boat
In a perfect world, if we could all afford multiple boats—maybe one for fishing offshore with the guys & family on Saturday and another for sandbar hopping with the family on Sunday. In the real world, though, many of us invest in one boat that we hope can do it all. If fishing a...

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Boating Safety & Equipment
Before taking your family & friends out on the water. Always make sure you have up to date required safety equipment.

Life Jackets – A large percent of fatal boating accident victims drowned were not wearing a life jacket, most who drowned were on vessels less than 21 ...

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Trailer Manual Override Brakes 750 - 2000kg


* Do you know the aggregate trailer mass(ATM) of your fully loaded boat, motor and trailer?
It is so easy to check!
Take your fully loaded rig to the local weigh station and have it weighted, you may be surprised with how much it weighs. Much better to be safe.
Trailers that have a aggregate t...

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Fish & Boat Magazine Review of Vindicator 720 Half Cabin.
When the editor of Fish & Boat Magazine called & asked me to review a 720 Vindicator plate alloy boat, I knew straight away that I was in for a treat. I met Frank Watson of Watsons Marine Centre located in Gympie at the Tin Can Bay boat ra...

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Trailer Maintenance Guide
Inspect your trailer to enjoy a safe trip. Trailers, Camper Trailer, Caravans & Boat Trailers all need servicing once a year. Set aside a time to service all your trailers. Inspection are easy to follow, with a step by step program.

Stage 1 - Check your tire's for any ...

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New Sea Jay Boat Packages for everyone


Watson’s Marine Centre, Gympie, Sell and Service two of the best aluminium boats in the marketplace today. With over 50 years’ experience, in and out of all kinds of boats, we can help you along the way to make it easy to choose the right boat.

Not only do we manufacture one of the best alloy bo...

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Yamaha Four Stroke Engines


The majority of the boat sales today are fitted up with Yamaha Four Stroke Engine., As a nation of avid fishermen, there is nothing better than getting out on the water and making the most of what our natural environment has to offer.

Fishing our local rivers and bays or venturing offshore in s...

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Vindicator Quality Aluminium Boats & Trailers


The Vindicator Quality Aluminium Boats are real Fishing Boats for Real Fishermen, women and children to enjoy, very safe and comfortable boats with great performance. Not only are they designed to be great off shore fishing boats, they are also designed for holidays on the water with the family. ...

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3 months ago
Great family business, excellent customer service and awesome boats (and trailers). I’ve bought two boats and trailers from the Watson’s and I wouldn’t go anywhere else (even though we live between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast). Boats and trailers are quality craftsmanship and you’re treated like old family friends. Definitely worth a look if you’re after a solid, well-built boat and you like honest, reliable after-sales service.
- Jon H
5 months ago
Great experience getting a boat built with the team at Watson's Marine. Always obliging and couldn't do more for you. Great boat that will bring many years of enjoyment and always get you home safe. Thanks Frank, Denise and Glenn.
- Craig A
4 months ago
Could not recommend this wonderful business enough! Our amazing Vindicator trailer was custom built for our 8m seaswirl striper to specifically allow for strength and legal towing limits. Frank listened to all of our requirements and advised us with expert knowledge. We were advised throughout the whole build on progress. We felt like part of the family. Our trailer is of amazing quality and always turns heads.
- Naomi K

Vindicator Quality Aluminium Boats

Alloy boats & trailers manufacturers Australia.

Since 1966 the Watson Family have owned and operated Watson’s Marine Centre. The family owned business gathers three generations of experience and celebrates over 50 years of dedication and service to their clients.  

Watson’s Marine Centre is the home of Vindicator Quality Plate Aluminum Boats and Trailers, designed and manufactured to navel architectural standards, using premium quality materials. 

Our certified craftsmen and technicians are experts in their fields, delivering extremely strong and safe custom-built plate alloy boats and alloy trailers.

Watson’s Marine Centre has a fully equipped workshop for all your outboard servicing, outboard spare parts, boat modifications and fit-outs.

We offer a large range of marine services and accessories and current dealers for:
  • Vindicator Quality Aluminium Boats
  • Vindicator Quality Aluminium Trailers 
  • Sea Jay Aluminium Boats
  • Yamaha Outboard Motors
  • Yamaha Parts and Accessories
  • Stainless Steel Fittings, Nuts and Bolts
  • Minn Kota
  • Furuno
  • Garmin

Our Services
At Watson’s Marine Centre, we service most popular brands of outboards including Yamaha, Mercury, Honda, Johnson, Evinrude, Mariner and more. We also source and supply a variety of parts and accessories, from marine electronics to general boating & trailer accessories.In addition to sales and Vindicator product manufacturing, we offer a number of marine services including:
  • Outboard engine repairs
  • Repower & engine installation
  • Trailer services & repairs
  • Electrical wiring for boat, trailer & electronics
  • Aluminium welding
  • Aluminium fabrication – boats, trailers, fuel tanks and custom work
  • Insurance repairs

Pre-Purchase Inspection
Contact Watson’s Marine to book a pre-purchase inspection before you purchase a boat, motor and trailer.
A pre-purchase inspection can save you money further down the line by identifying any problems with the rig before you buy it. 

Our pre-purchase inspection includes the following: Compression test engine & record readings Check steering condition & operation Load test batteries Check engine computer history Check gearbox for water entry Run & test motor checking control box & gear shift operation, trim & tilt operation, cooling system & operation gauges.

Contact us for more information or to book your pre-purchase inspection.

PHONE: 07 5482 2135

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52 Wickham Street
Gympie Queensland 4570

Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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