Testimonials

Kathy Brown

We highly recommend Thwaites Marine after Ben and his team did such a wonderful and professional job giving our beautiful little yacht its new engine! Ben was so prompt, polite and helpful through everything and we are now so happy to start our sailing adventures again. So good to have someone on our side… Great work, Thwaites Marine!

Team at Corum

Many thanks to Ben and Tom for sorting out our engine problems as we were passing through Coffs Harbour. Great professional service and impressive high-quality work.
All the best from the team @Corum 1088!

James McGinty
James McGinty

Thwaites Marine has looked after my 31 Black Watch for the last 5 years. This is my first diesel powered boat and something I was not familiar with. Ben has always been very willing to answer questions I had (which has been plenty) and make suggestions that are focused on creating a service plan and a routine that ensures nothing is missing in relation to maintenance. The team is clean and respectful of your pride and joy, and pricing is very fair. I would highly recommend Thwaites marine for all your boating needs. Regards James.

Di Kilbridge
Di Kilbridge

Our first encounter with Ben was when he was assigned the job of installing a Beta 14hp engine in our sailing boat four years ago. Having a Yanmar 8hp engine in our boat since its launch in 1978, we were unsure how difficult it would be to change over to a more modern engine but Ben surprised us with not only his ability to engineer a solution to fit a completely different shape of engine but the workmanship was exceptional. He was patient and thorough, ensuring that the mounts would be perfectly level and the engine perfectly balanced on the shaft. After over 25 years of frustration with our old engine, our new engine hasn't skipped a beat in its performance and is so quiet! Ben continues to service our engine annually and remains very dedicated to follow up on whatever work he performs. As a marine engineer Ben was also able to fully service our Fleming wind vane with new bushings and freeing up a seized part. He has also installed a new fuel tank to replace our old stainless tank. No matter what Ben tackles, he gives 100% in both his work and his service, including the superior staff he works with who are also fully committed to living up to the Thwaites Marine reputation for quality work and service. Cheers to all the staff at THWAITES! Phil and Di, Yacht Matira.

Allen Hicks
Allen Hicks

Got a great deal from Thwaites Marine. Laura was really helpful from the initial enquiry I made, right through to the day I picked up my new Stacer boat. If you're looking for a new boat and great service, give these guys a try!

Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson

We have dealt with Thwaites Marine for many years and during this time we have found them to be reliable and cost effective with their pricing. They have been able to resolve our problems that other mechanics were not able to do in the past. We would be happy to recommend their services as they are great to deal with.

Anne Hill
Anne Hill

Thwaites Marine first came to our rescue when we limped into Yamba NSW in our Maritimo A60 on one engine. Ben and his staff were professional, considerate and observant of our boating time frame. We are from Sanctuary Cove in Queensland and continue to use Thwaites Marine for our maintenance, either in Coffs Harbour or on the Gold Coast. We would not go anywhere else...... Ben from Thwaites Marine in Coffs Harbour have recently completed a service on our Volvo Motors in our Maritimo A60 KOKOMO His ethos of professionalism is unwavering. He had all parts onsite and completed the job in the allocated time frame at a reasonable cost. To repeat myself - we would not go anywhere else.

Luke Strange
Luke Strange

I can't thank Ben, Laura, & The team at Thwaites Marine more for Their Exceptional Help, Service, and Advice during the Process with my Boat Purchase. The Stacer Crossfire 519 SC Paired with The Brand New Evinrude 115 HO G2 is a very stable boat combined with great fuel efficiency and heaps of power and torque to also have fun either towing a mate on water ski's or on a wake board to being about to tow a few friends at a time on a multi person tube. Ben and the team have been Marine Engineers for a long time they offer plenty of knowledge and will help you in any way they can either with Repairs to your current boat, to upgrading the motor or Upgrading to a brand-new Boat and Motor Package. If I ever have to upgrade to a bigger boat in the future I will make them my first port of call.

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Latest News & Sponsorships

Raffle for the flood-affected in Woodburn and Coraki, NSW

Woodburn and Coraki have been absolutely devastated by the latest floods in Norther NSW. Most families have lost everything. Thwaites Marine will be raffling 3x Batela Raincoats to raise money for the affected families. Every bit helps.

Laura Peregrin Thwaites Marine Owner

I have a background in diving and marine science. Before getting in business, I spent years on boats either doing research or teaching people to dive. When I met my husband Ben, he introduced me to all the technical aspects of boating: engines and hulls. We share a passion for the ocean and now we enjoy boating, sailing and surfing as a family of four.

PIERRE GAL and MISTRAL

Pierre Gal, a French expat living on the mid-north coast of Australia, is this year entering the Sydney to Hobart boat race with the help of Thwaites Marine.

Sailing Club Coffs Harbour

Thwaites Marine sponsors the Coffs Coast Sprint Regatta, typically held in April each year. The harbour provides a unique atmosphere for sailing as a natural amphitheatre with many spectator options.

WOMEN WHO SAIL AUSTRALIA (WWSA)

Stablished in 2014, Women Who Sail Australia is a group of women interested in boats. that now boasts more than 5,000 members Australia-wide.

Copmanhurst Bass Classic

Hosted at Copmanhurst on the Mighty Clarence River, the Bass Classic is the No.1 Bass catch & release event in the Northern Rivers.

The Coffs Coast Game and Sport Fishing Club

The Coffs Coast Game and Sport Fishing Club (CCGSFC) is a non-profit organisation, family-orientated club with a group of members that share in a passion for fishing, be it fishing the awesome waters off the Coffs Coast or exploring the amazing inland waterways that the Coffs Coast has to offer.

Coffs Habour Bluewater Freediving Club (CHBFC)

Coffs Habour Bluewater Freediving Club (CHBFC) is an amateur sporting club based in the beautiful Coffs Harbour region on the North Coast of NSW. We are lucky enough to have the Solitary Islands as our front yard and such, encounter world class spearfishing and freediving every week! The founding members established CHBFC in 1994 and have since seen the club grow and bring in many new divers.

A Golden Legacy - Stacer Celebrates 50 Years of Adventures

50 years young, Stacer celebrates only the beginning of its successes, launching into the market with its latest campaign honoring a golden history of the brand name.