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Northside Marine... Your Boating Partners for Life!

Northside Marine- Your Boating Partners for Life!

In 2015, Northside Marine celebrated 50 great years, and what a journey has inspired the Nickerson Family, and evolved into one of the largest marine dealerships in Australia.

A Marine Dealer since 1965

Starting from humble beginnings in 1965, Keith & Marlene Nickerson opened a 30m² store in Kift Street, Deagon, to provide boating parts for local north Brisbane boaties. A year later, they took on their first outboard brand, Johnson Outboards, which they continued selling for many years. The progression into selling boats and motors was a logical path, as Keith had been sailing and power boating in the local area for a number of years.

Over the years, Northside Marine has cherished their long-term relationship with many marine suppliers, companies like Jeanneau, Surtees, Stabicraft, Club Marine (30 years), Stacer (20 years), and Yamaha Outboards (10 years) in presenting the best boating brands to their clients. Whilst there have been some brand changes, the one thing that hasn’t changed is that it’s still under the Nickerson Family’s control.



Nowadays, under Greg & Trish Nickerson, Northside Marine is on a purposely built 10,000m² dealership location only 20 minutes north of the Brisbane CBD in Boondall, QLD. We have a range of new boats, used boats and motors with Yamaha finance packages. We also boast a 350m² boating parts & accessories division, as well as a modern state-of-the-art service department.



Over the years, Northside Marine dealership has taken out numerous major national and international awards on customer service and sales. In recent times, we have been awarded the 2014 Stacer National Dealer of the Year and 2014 National Customer Service Award, 2015/2016 Stacer McKeegan Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2014 Stabicraft International Dealer of the Year, 2015 Surtees International Dealer of the Year, 2014/2015 & 2015/2016 Club Marine Insurance Queensland Supporter of the Year (plus Top 5 & Top 10 Supporter for the past 4 years), 2014 Lowrance/Simrad Australiasia’s Most Improved Dealer, Bargain Boat Bits Dealer of the Year, Furuno Top 5 Retailer of the Year, GME Top 5 Retailer of the Year, to name just a few.


Staff Team

Furthermore, a real credit is that many of our 35 staff members have been with Northside Marine for over 20 years, and some for over 30 years, with the two father/son teams on deck and the current staff having a total of over 450 years of marine industry experience.

Northside Marine has been part of the Queensland boating lifestyle for over fifty years. We are truly “Your boating partners for life!”. Come in and see for yourself why Northside Marine is Queensland’s biggest and best.

Northside Marine has a dedicated staff team to assist you with anything boating! We have 30+ employees and over 450 years of marine industry experience altogether. We are not a ‘supermarket’ type of store; we will provide you with personalised, one-on-one service to suit your needs. Some of our staff are awarded nationally and internationally in our sales. With the expertise at Northside Marine, you can’t go wrong. Call us today on 07 3265 8000 or email us. We’re happy to help with whatever you need.


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