North Coast Marines
designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of plate aluminium boats
(product series Hydracraft & AquaRat Punts) for recreational and
commercial purposes. Additionally, we provide repair and modification
services, and we supply marine spare parts and accessories.
So why a plate alloy boat?
Traditionally the fibreglass boat was the best choice in pleasure boat craft
with excellent ride mid-term durability and smooth, streamlined finish, - all
attributes that in the past could not be addressed in plate design without
blowing the budget. Today modern technology, has allowed plate hulls to compete
favourably through vastly improved fabrication methods and products and material
availability. Plate boats are lighter, fuel efficient, less expensive, low
maintenance, and retain higher residual values, when compared with their fibreglass
Excellent fuel economy.
Shallow draft to enable access to the shallowest creeks. It has also meant that boarding and disembarking in crocodile infested rivers can be achieved with minimum risk associated with the depth of the water required to launch the boat.
Stability at all times, both at rest and while in motion. This is crucial for all fishermen and women, and boaties in general. It adds to the safety aspects of the boat, minimising the possibility of verturning the boat or causing a passenger to fall overboard.
A smooth ride.
Hydracraft hulls are currently the most popular in our
range. While HydraCraft boats are excellent in blue water they are also
ideal for rivers and estuaries.
The long forefoot, survey standards construction and stylish lines are
the signature of the Hydracraft.
Protecting the Territory's rivers and waterways has always been a high priority
for the company. The reduction of wake for both the AquaRat and Hydracraft
is an important feature, but excellent manoeuvrability was an important
criteria of the AquaRat design as it is specifically designed for the narrow
A retail service to Palmerston and rural residences has become apparent through customer enquiries. As we use most of the items we intend to provide in our manufacturing arm of the business, a retail outlet was a natural progression. With over a thousand product lines stocked there is something for everybody. Once again our aim is to provide friendly and professional customer service at highly competitive prices.
Its managers are
not only very experienced with total quality management principles
and practices, but that they also bring to the company sales, marketing
and promotional experience, advanced computer technology skills, in
depth knowledge and experience with a wide range of relevant state
and federal legislations, as well as some 20 years experience in the
boating and fishing industry.
staff (including the managing director) are friendly customer orientated,
highly qualified and experienced aluminium boat manufacturers. The
team is able to provide high quality finished products, designed and
fitted out to address all customer requirements.
To date 80% of our prospective customers have resulted from word of mouth,
and praise from current owners of our boats. It is for this reason that
the company is committed to excellent after sales service.
Ethos of the company as a whole
The management and manufacturing staff operate as a team. Careful attention
to creating a close family relationship between all staff and their respective
families has ensured open frank communications within the team, creating
an effective efficient and enjoyable working environment.
Is there more?
The creative potential of the company is only limited by how many hours there are in a day. In the first 18 months the company had designed and produced three significantly different and successful hull designs and numerous accessory components. It has grown from one mans hobby to a company that is renound for producing boats that are not only stylish and of the highest quality, it also prides itself on having customer service that is second to none.
North Coast Marines is and always will be committed to providing high quality, personalised and affordable products and services, to clients Australia wide with the view to broadening our customer base to include the entire Asia pacific region.