07 5482 2135

Watson’s Marine Centre manufacture and are the sole agent for  Vindicator Quality Plate Aluminium Boats & Trailers. We are proud to be partners and distributors for  Sea Jay Pressed Aluminium Boats, Yamaha Outboard Motors, Redco & Tinka Galvanized Trailers. We have a full range of Marine Accessories. We have a fully equipped workshop for all your outboard servicing, outboard spare parts, boat modifications and fit-outs.

The Watson Families have owned and operated Watson’s Marine Centre in Gympie since the founder Raymond Alexander Watson started the business in 1966.

Our family gathers three generations of experience in the trade helping in your quest to purchase your first boat or the right boat, motor & trailer to keep you and your family safe.  For over 50 years we have been selling New & Used Boats, Motors & Trailers, customising the perfect rig to fit to your boating lifestyle as well as delivering on-going support & servicing all your boating needs.

We like to deal with Australian family business’s like ourselves, delivering better products, better service and those that are long standing business’s in the marine trade. We deliver great Sea Jay packages for the family & fisherman alike, making sure you are 100% delighted with the end result and our ongoing support.

We Build Vindicator Plate Alloy Boats & Aluminium Trailers – for Commercial & Pleasure

Our Vindicator brand is a sure indicator of superior quality. Vindicator Quality Aluminium Boats® and Vindicator Quality Aluminium Trailers® are built in Gympie by Watson’s Marine Centre.

The Vindicator range of custom-built plate alloy boats are designed by a top leading Queensland naval architectural boat designer, these designs are solely owned by Watson’s Marine Centre. Our boats are router cut which enables us to have the highest accurate and an efficient cost-effective method for boat construction. By dealing with the Australian boat builder you become part of the process and the result becomes an ultimate buying experience. While cutting out the middle man we will be there with you, from the minute of the initial consultation, right through until you are safe and confident on the water with our experienced team.

Our Range of Vindicator Plate Alloy Boat Designs

Quality plate boat sales

5.50 Metre Vindicator Cuddy Cabin

Watson Marine

5.50 Metre Vindicator Centre Console

5.80 Metre Vindicator Half Cabin

5.80 Metre Vindicator Centre Console

6.20 Metre Vindicator Half Cabin

6.80 Metre Vindicator Half Cabin

7.20 Metre Vindicator Half Cabin

Dual/Single Motor Transon

7.20 Metre Vindicator Half Cabin

We offer a large range of marine services and accessories and current dealers for:

Vindicator Quality Aluminium Boats Sea Jay Aluminium Boats Mercury Parts & Accessories
Vindicator Quality Aluminium Trailers Redco Galvanised Trailers Johnson Parts & Accessories
Yamaha Outboard Motors Tinka Galvanised Trailers Garmin Electronic Equipment
Yamaha Motor Finance Dunbier Aluminium Trailers Furuno Marine Electronics
Yamaha Motor Insurance Minn Kota Moto GME Marine Equipment
Club Marine Insurance Humminbird Electronics Tonic Sunglasses
Sea Jay Aluminium Boats Yamaha Parts & Accessories Hydrive Hydraulic Steering
Century & Lion Marine Batteries Garmin GME


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.


52 WICKHAM STREET, GYMPIE QLD 4570  |  PHONE: (07) 5482 2135