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

John Crawford Marine has been successfully selling boats on consignment since 1964. Our reputation and experience in handling boat sales via our professional consignment service are second to none.

For honesty and integrity in dealing with late model, second-hand trailer boats, our proven and established method of marketing your boat maximises your financial return and eliminates the hassles, risks and uncertainty of trying to sell privately. We continue to lead the industry in our enviable marketing and advertising, description and the depth of 55 plus years selling quality used trailer boats - no gimmicks, no tricks.


  • Your boat is marketed under the "umbrella" of John Crawford Marine's recognised and industry-leading reputation in the sale of quality, late-model used trailer boats.
  • We nurture a focussed approach marketing the sale of Used Trailer boats, not upselling your boat to a "new" package where margins are higher.
  • We offer you the reassurance of using the Boating Industry Consignment and Sale Agreement paperwork for your protection - beware of boatyards that do not use Industry paperwork as you may leave yourself exposed.
  • Your receive insight into valuations based on our sales experience, current market conditions supported by our industry sales of used trailer boat database.
  • An established and successful method of proactive marketing which may include internet coverage via webpages/Facebook/YouTube/Instagram, radio, boat shows, and print media.
  • Pre-sale mechanical reports completed to ensure your boat is sold compliant, roadworthy and mechanically sound and you have the support of our workshop for completing minor repairs and the RWC that may be required prior to sale.
  • A professional pre-sale detailing service to ensure your boat is presented in its best possible condition to maximise buyers first impressions!
  • We offer competitive finance and insurance packages to prospective purchasers.

What we require:

  • Registration papers
  • Drivers Licence
  • Any books/manuals/spare key/spare wheel or supporting service documents

Please note: Sterndrive powered boats older than 10 years are no longer sold through John Crawford Marine. 

Make selling your late model trailer boat simple and hassle free.

John Crawford Marine as we are "Always Buying, Consigning and Selling Queensland's Best Used Boats"!

For more information simply call the sales team on (07) 3890 2322 or complete the enquiry form below. 


John Crawford Marine has partnered with  Australian Motorcycle and Marine Finance (AMMF) as AMMF was established to help you “Power your Passion” by giving you access to specially tailored finance packages on huge range of marine products.

If you are looking to finance your boat through John Crawford Marine talk to us about providing you a competitive quote as AMMF provides real value.

Apart from competitive rates, you also benefit from the following:

  *   Industry specialists that understand your needs
  *   Quick and easy approval
  *   Fixed interest rate and repayments
  *   Flexible finance options
  *   Flexible loan terms available from 2 to 5 years
  *   Ability to finance accessories and approved insurances
  *   An AMMF loan is simple and convenient, applications can be completed in person at or via email correspondence with John Crawford Marine

Finance FAQs

What Finance Options are available?
At John Crawford Marine we aim to understand your requirements, objectives and to deliver an affordable loan solution. Call our friendly team today to see what options we have available to suit your needs and requirements.

Ph: 07 3890 2322

Who do I talk to?
John Crawford Marine has been very selective in choosing a finace company whom reflects our philosophy of building a relationship with a client and being there for the long term. Please call John Crawford Marine to assist you with  personalised service in answering your questions.

How do I secure the boat I want at John Crawford Marine?
Simply call the Sales Team at John Crawford Marine on 07 3890 2322. A small refundable deposit is all you need to secure your boat while the finance is pending. We strive to make it easy and hassle free!  

Do you arrange secured personal loans?
Yes. Minimum loan is $5,000. We are able to finance boats that are 15 years or younger and our loans will be secured on your purchase at a fixed interest rate.

How long does it take to be approved?
Once you have completed the application form and supplied the relevant supporting documentation, generally within 24 hours for approval, however complex or difficult applications can take a few days. Once approved, original finance documents must be signed and JCM will be paid directly usually within 1-2 days. It is John Crawford Marine policy that a boat cannot be delivered until funds have been cleared.

What are my chances of approval?

There are naturally considertions, such as: have you ever filed for bankruptcy, do you own a home, how much is your current income, how long have you been employed at your current job, how long have you lived at your current address, do you have a credit rating, what is your net worth, and so on.

Our Consultant will then complete a preliminary assessment to ascertain your credit status, determine the security over the loan, your current debt level, your income, and your ability to repay the debt. From this JCM & AMF will discuss loan options available to you.

Are your interest rates competitive?
Interest rates are determined by your personal Credit Score.

Do I need to provide anything with my application?
To assist with the application some of the following may also be requested:-

  • 2 most recent Payslips or letter from your employer
  • Bank account details for direct debit
  • Proof of home ownership
  • Formal identification
  • Comprehensive insurance policy
  • Drivers licence (with correct addresses)
  • Rent receipt (if you’re renting)
  • Bank and Personal Loan Statements

Any further questions?
For further information please call  John Crawford Marine on 07 3890 2322 to assist further.

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