Watson's Marine Centre Vindicator Alloy Boats & Trailers

Boat Builders in Gympie
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Watsons Marine has been commission to build several research vessels & aluminium trailers for prestigious Universities. These vessels have been designed for a specific purpose and with the need for excellent performance, endurance and reliability.

We work closely with our clients to ensure all t...

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For more than 30 years, Yamaha Outboards have delivered far more than superior power, performance and efficiency. Yamaha owners get something that can’t be measured in HP or RPM—legendary Yamaha reliability with a choice of Control Boxes.
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Designing the perfect boat for your needs
The smallest Vindicator Half Cabin Boat has been redesigned to accommodate our client’s requests for sliding glass windows. The safety glass windows complement our bonded windscreen making both very strong. Moving away from clears was a good decision, pre...

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Matching your boat to your trailer
Trailers may be the most neglected item of boat related equipment, despite the fact, that they open vast horizons of boating adventure, allowing us to explore locations far remote from our normal local waterways.

When choosing a suitable trailer, the weight of ...

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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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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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a month ago
I highly recommend test driving a vindicator and talking to the team about options if you are in the market for a serious fishing and family boat. Frank and the team at Watson marine were incredibly helpful throughout the entire build of our top quality boat and trailer. Frank is a fisherman with a passion for boats and not just another salesman which means everything is top quality tried and tested by the vindicator team, they simply wont use cheap nasty products on their boats and their attention to detail is spot on. Our boat is very customised to suit our style of fishing and Frank built exactly what I wanted, its amazing what Watson marine can fit into a 5.8m boat. I did a lot of research and could not find anybody that would build a boat with exactly the features I wanted except Watson marine, these people really know and understand boats and will back their products. Frank was available to discuss details during the build late at night after I finished work and always had ti...
2 weeks ago
These guys went above and beyond to get my 32 year old 2 stroke going, they kept to my budget when they probably could have charged for another cpl of hours of labour. Great business and people . Just gotta save for one of their vindicators.
- Chris S
5 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

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

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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