Watson's Marine Centre Vindicator Alloy Boats & Trailers

Boat Builders in Gympie
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At Watson’s Marine Gympie, your local marine dealer, are open for business as usual, our only problem at this stage is sometimes getting stock.
We thought there would be a problem down the track and stocked up on Outboard & Trailer Spare Parts as well as many Boating Accessories - steering, oils...

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How to Measure a Boat Steering Cable.
Most of us that own boats, generally pay little attention to the boat’s steering system, if it does the job without excess friction or play, then it’s okay, but as our boats age, the steering system wear and may need replacing.

When replacing a new steering ...

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We are coming into the turbulent weather time of the year and we would like to take this opportunity to remind
you of some of the things you can do to help you prepare your boat for conditions ahead.
If caught in a storm, slow down, but keep enough power to maintain headway and steering.
Best to ...

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Steering Cables – How to Measure Steering Cables! Installing a steering system to your vessel?
If so, consider if you prefer Cable Steering or Hydraulic Steering. Hydraulic Steering cost more in the beginning but you appreciate it, especially when manoeuvring tight corners. If travelling long di...

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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.
The G...

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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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a year ago
In 2015 we decided to upgrade our TrailBlazer which we were using to fish the waters offshore Fraser Island. We looked long and hard and finally found the boat we wanted, virtually in our own back yard. The Vindicator !! , Built right here in Gympie by Watsons Marine. We chose the 6.8 mtr 1/2 cab model with twin counter rotating 115 HP Yamaha and it has not disappointed us. It is fully optioned with Auto Pilot, Auto Route Guidance, Radar, all integrated on a 12'' Garmin Touch Screen Plotter/Sonar. And it even has an inflatable tender/outboard. We now get offshore further and faster due to the boat's excellent performance in open water. Last year we upgraded our Gal trailer to a Vindicator all alloy drive on drive off unit. Now single handed launching and retrieving has never been so easy. Our 'Vinnie' has added a new dimention to our activities. The boat is perfect for trips away in the Sandy Straits for up to a week at a time. The Watson family and their staff have proved to be com...
- John M
a year ago
In June 2016 our dream come true when we took delivery of 720 Vindicator. the team at Watson Marine made it happen seamlessly, We are now creating a life time of memories with our 3 children. Amazing boat and trailer that keeps on impressing us everytime we use it. To our extended family and great friends at Watsons Marine Thankyou for everything Don't wait for the perfect moment to buy one, take the moment, meet the team and make the perfect purchase you wont regret Team Direction
- Brenton W
a year ago
Thanks Frank, Denise, Glenn and Christine. We were extremely happy with all your help in designing and building a heavy duty trailer for our 6.1 Surtees Gamefisher. One year on and approximately 9000 km later and the trailer is performing just like the day we picked it up. It is a dream to tow and we are looking forward to many more Km's in the future.
- Colin T

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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