“Always Buying, Consigning and Selling Queensland’s Best Used Boats Since 1964”


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James Richards
"We purchased our Topender from JCM and it is the best boat we have ever owned, and the service we got from tmhem was amazing. Definitely recommend John Crawford Marine to friends if they are looking at buying a boat. Thanks again."
The Hutton Family
'We can’t recommend Matt, Robert and the team at JCM highly enough !!! An absolute pleasure to deal with ... nothing was too hard ... even delivering our boat to Bribie Island !! You guys should be proud of your level of customer service! Thank you again"
Paul Reynolds
I have just had the pleasure of working with Matthew, Robert and Rebecca at JCM to sell my beloved Ranger VX188 American bass boat. It was such a seamless, professional and friendly experience that I would have no hesitation in recommending John Crawford Marine to any buyer or seller, no matter what vessel they are looking for in the market.

Nothing was too much trouble for Matt and his hard-working team and my boat was kept in immaculate condition throughout the process. She was shifted around the yard like all of their fleet to attract the most attention from astute buyers. The boat was marketed on a range of cross-media platforms around the country and after much patience and commitment, their dedication and confidence was rewarded with a successful sale and one very happy client (and customer I imagine). It is a credit to Matt and team that they were able to successfully market such a niche boat in a family boating market.

I cannot recommend JCM highly enough if you are looking to sell or just putting your toes in the water for the first time. Life is often about picking winners and you are on a winner with Matt and his awesome team.

Congratulations and many thanks for all of your hard work.

Paul Reynolds
Former Ranger owner
Sunshine Coast
Grant Kemp
Hi Mathew,

Just to let you know I received the funds for the sale of the boat, I also got your message and would like to thank you for your great service in selling my boat, it was trouble free and a real pleasure dealing with you guys.

I will definitely recommend you guys and keep you in the forefront when purchasing my next boat

Grant Kemp
Neil Turbitt
JCM have been fantastic with our new purchase -Tournament 1750 Cubby cabin, We drove 1600km to pick up our boat when we arrive we were greeted with warm friendly smiles and nothing was to much,we instantly felt that we had made the right descision to travel interstae for our new boat and the photos of the boat online were exactly as shown,
Matthew, Rebecca and Eric made everything run smoothly from paperwork to showing us all the little inclusions on the boat and water testing, we had heard wonderful things about JCM and they lived up to that reputation above and beyond.
We will recommend JCM to all our family and friends as this boating business was honest, efficent and transparent and we wont but through anyone else 10/10
Eamonn Coughlan
I have bought and sold with this business. Matt the owner is a genuine nice guy. Eric in the workshop knows what he is doing. The sales staff and reception are polite and efficient.

I have and will continue to recommend them as their service is second to none. After sales service as good as pre-purchase. Good honest people. 10/10.
Andy woodforde
Can not recommend the team at JCM highly enough nothing was a problem to them and will definitely be recommending them to anybody looking to buy a boat and a special thanks to Eric for his expert knowledge
Graeme and Di
Absolute professionals is the only way we can describe the team at JCM

It took only 2 weeks for our boat to find a new home.

Thank you Matt, Geoff and Rebecca.
Greg Dunn
Thanks Matt.
The funds arrived into our account today as forecast by you & Rebecca.

It was certainly a painless process and was nice to sell the boat through JCM coming the full circle over 13+ years! I certainly had a ball in that boat & loved it to bits!

All the best and thank you again for great service.

G Dunn
Glenn West
"I recently bought a half cab Formosa SeaRod 5.2m boat from the team at JCM.

From the start, there was lots of honesty, direct speaking & transparency.

Like anything in life, some things can go wrong & my new near motor had a faulty fuel pump on her first day out.

Now this is where JCM excelled. They could of said, she’s now your problem, or bring her back to us at your expense of time & cost, but no, they got her fixed at the marina where she was by someone else, because that’s what good customer service is all about. Making things right in the event of something going wrong.

I’ll come back to JCM if I ever get rid of my boat, not likely lol, because I trust JCM with spending my money.

Shout out to both Robert & especially Eric for helping me with the purchase, you guys made all the difference."
Luke D
I have been meaning to write this testimonial for over a year!
Buying my first boat from Matt and the JCM Team was an absolute pleasure and gave me all the confidence I needed to take the plunge. From consulting on my needs v budget and then making the purchase through to the on water test with Eric in a pretty ordinary day from Manly giving me all the tips and advice you really want as first time owner was just what I needed. I loved my experience and helped me save money vs purchasing a new boat and I have no doubt saved me hours by purchasing a reliable second hand boat.
I have since sold that boat and moved on to something bigger. I am still in contact with Matt and appreciate his advice (at not charge) on all things boating even when he may not have the model you are looking for at that time.
If you are looking for a second hand boat start with JCM first and then go somewhere else if you can't find what you are looking for and experience the difference...money is you will most probably just wait till they have the boat you are looking for in the yard.
Thanks again Matt and Team JCM.
Darren Kelso
I would like to thank JCM for the great service I have had with them. They worked hard for me selling my boat everything was easy from start to finish. Thanks Matthew and your team I will always be one of your customers when comes time for service and will highly recommend your business to anyone I know wanting to buy a boat.

Safe Boating Darren.
Lou & Clint Bosel
The Baysport is great, we certainly made the best decision coming into John Crawford Marine that day.

To you, Eric & the rest of your fantastic team Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Dealing with John Crawford Marine was nothing short of excellence.

From your fantastic customer service, professionalism & knowledge on everything boats we both knew from the get go that we were definitely in the best place to buy our boat & have peace of mind.

Clint & i have been out a few times in her & the weather has been beautiful also.

(Your Workshop manager) Eric, was a real hoot & a walking boat bible with his knowledge of EVERYTHING boats.I secretly believe he is "John Crawford" & just goes by the alias of Eric lol?

But in all seriousness the man is a total asset to your company.
He surely helped seal the deal in our minds of confidence in what we were purchasing.

Once again thanks for everything.

Lou & Clint
L Bezuidenhout
Hi Rob,
I would just like to thank you for your efficient and friendly service with the purchase of our Haines Hunter 535 ProFish. Given the distance over which we made the purchase, you made the process simple and enjoyable.

We appreciate the extra time and effort you put in with coming in early to hand over the boat, and would be more than happy to recommend your team to anyone wishing to purchase a boat.

Thanks and kind regards,
Col Elsden
I cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism of the crew at JCM. All we had to do was get the boat to their yard (although Matthew did offer to come and collect it). Matthew, Robert and Rebecca are so easy to work with and very efficient in their roles. The boat sold quickly, they kept me updated regularly on progress and then took care of all the paperwork. If you are looking for a good quality boat, with minimum fuss, then I recommend that you visit John Crawford Marine.
Caitlin Mann
"We recently purchased a used boat JCM. We are located 600km away but Robert and Matthew made it all possible with their constant and clear communication. Made us feel at ease and the process of buying a breeze"
Matt Nagle
"Picked up my new boat today and I can't speak highly enough about the professional team at JCM. Thanks to Rob and the JCM team for such an enjoyable experience!!!"
Grant Ellis
"A professional company with very professional staff who were willing to discuss openly details around buying and or selling of marine craft. Well done Matthew and Robert."
Katrina Saunders
"We brought our first boat and could not be anymore happier with the service we received. From the time we walked in and spoke to Josh then Beck to do all our finance and then Chris to do the handover and run down on how to look after it all, happened within a week of us looking. An amazing team you have here and would definitely be back and recommending to everyone."
Adele Snyman
"Wonderful experience and awesome service from all the staff. Thank you Josh and Rebecca for your assistance. We are very happy with our purchase!"
Norbert Von Ruetzen
"Matthew and Rebecca are professional and excellent with the selling of my trailer sailer boat. I would recommend this team to boating enthusiasts as they kept me in the loop and a no fuss sale!"
Made the experience very welcoming and prompt in answering all the questions we had. Both Beck and Josh were very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Will definetely recommend to others.
Phil Clipperton
"Fantastic professional service - honest & efficient. Will definitely be recommending JMC to others, thanks to Matt and your team."
Jan Stace
"Just want to say many thanks to Josh and the team for your awesome service. I will be recommending you to anyone we meet who would like to purchase a boat. "
Sim Bo
"Stoked guys, absolute pleasure to deal with Matt,Geoff and Rebecca,they were polite, helpful. Did everything in a timely manner. Even a follow up call to see how i was traveling on my 7.5 hr return journey towing my new boat.
Great service ..Cheers!"
Nat Harrold
"Just wanted to say thanks again JCM. The family loves the boat, especially the boys. Catching loads of fish too!"
Bob Macdonald
"My Wife and I could not have received better service during our selling experience with Matt, Robert and Rebecca. They work as a well oiled team, deserve every accolade given. Thank You all at John Crawford Marine."
Emma Wesner-Smith
"My family bought a 4.6m Quintrex from JCM with a 60hp 4 stroke Yamaha on it. Great boat and great service from the team, considering it was shipped to far North Queensland. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."
Rohan Paterson
"Great service from a friendly and knowledgeable group of people. Go the extra mile in identifying and fixing any problems before handover. Have been great with routine maintenance work as well, with fair pricing and thorough work."
Shane Constable
"Easy to deal with and the delivery service is amazing. Got everything I wanted with no fuss and all with prompt service!"
Dean Robertson
"I could not rate these guys highly enough! I loved my buying experience and know that they're boaties who want their customers to love the lifestyle as much as they do."
Stephen Longeran
"Just sold my boat for cash to John Crawford Marine. Dealt with Robert. Very helpful and trouble free! Thanks guys!"
Ben Davidson
"I have sold a boat to JCM and also purchased a boat from here. Great service and a treat to deal with on all fronts. Highly recommend to everyone considering purchasing or selling a boat."
Mark Barnes
"If your thinking of buying your next boat or even your first one, John Crawford marine are your first Stop! I have taken charge of a Webter Twinfisher 5.20 and the JCM Crew have been more than happy to help out for everything you could need in a good boat. I am so pleased with what i have. I cannot speak any more highly of the quality and service of the sales staff, reception, in-house finance service and workshop."
Dion Adam
Couldn't ask for better service period!
Special mention to Matt for organising a new trailer for great price and such short notice and thanks to Eric & the lads for fitting etc!
Very friendly and helpful team all round!
Cheers everyone at JCM!
Angela Kendall
Matt and Chris from John Crawford have been amazing! From the first time we popped in late one Saturday afternoon to the time we picked up our boat the whole team have been nothing short of helpful. They really care about what you're after in a boat and take the time to go through things with you. There was no sales jargon and no pressure to buy anything; unlike some other boat business's around. The sale went smoothly and I feel like if anything was to go amiss they would be there to help sort out the issue. Thanks.
Chris Jones
Highly professional and friendly team. Made the process of selling my boat a breeze and Matt kept me in the loop regarding the sale. If you're selling a boat or looking for a second hand boat, then JCM are your first port of call. There's a reason why they have been around for so long.
Simon Watson
Matt, Robert and Rebecca were excellent with the selling of my boat, I would highly recommend this team to anyone, they kept me updated and no fuss, cheers guys
M. Simon
"I had the good sense to approach John Crawford Marine and have them market my boat, the interview with Matthew Hodson was very encouraging and the paper work was very thorough, his manner was positive and optimistic.

He assured me that boat would be sold within a short space of time, which it was.

I have no hesitation in recommending this company to anyone who would like to buy or sell a trailerable craft, big or small."
Ray and Rosana Smith
"Hi Matthew,

Just a short note to thank you and your staff for the wonderful service we received from your company on the purchase of our Stacer 549 Easyrider.

Your staff were so obliging, not only on the sale of the boat, but in the subsequent sea trial and Chris was a wealth of knowledge and was happy to share his experience with us.

Robert was a great help in getting the boat to our house and we would have no hesitation in recommending John Crawford Marine to our friends and family."
D. Brinn
"Hi Mathew,

Just a word of thanks for your assistance on my boat purchase from you and your team.

I am located in Cairns and made the decision to purchase over the net and by phone from you due to your years in the boat business . Your professional team and yourself made the process seamless and all the question answered with relevant Photos .

I would do this again in a heartbeat as risk free and great delivery process. I am more than happy with the boat as more than meets my expectations.

If others wish advise re long distance purchasing from you I am more than happy to be a reference thanks again great work."