Want to sell your boat but not sure what it’s worth? Are you based in Brisbane and want it valued for FREE (without leaving your living room)? One of Australia’s most respected used boat dealerships has recently joined the ranks. Here’s what they can do for YOU. is delighted to welcome to its ranks Brisbane-based used trailer boat specialist John Crawford Marine.

Founded in 1964 (one year shy of half a century) and now run under the watchful eye of dealer principal Matthew Hodson, John Crawford Marine specialises in what Hodson passionately insists are quality trailerable boats.

"Our policy here is that the staff would not sell anything they wouldn't be happy to put myself, my wife and three children on," says Hodson. "If something isn't right, it shouldn't leave the yard," he says.

A life-long supporter of all things related to the marine lifestyle - he's a 14-year dealership veteran and a vocal Director of the Marine Queensland Board - Hodson says online advertising needs to work not only for the dealer but especially for the buyer, particularly for dealers like John Crawford Marine where the emphasis is on quality over quantity.

" is something that not only John Crawford Marine, but many other dealers have been requesting for some time," says Hodson.

"It's a fresh and affordable online presence, and since the site operates alongside Trade-a-Boat and TrailerBoat magazines you get the best of both worlds," he says.

Indeed, the multi-platform publishing ability gives advertisers a unique opportunity to combine an online advertising presence, matched with traditional market-leading print titles, something with which Hodson concurs.

"For me to have the print and internet presence at the same is great. I spend hours on my phone, my desktop computer, and then the iPad doing business. But like so many people, I love magazines, whether it's passing a copy round the office lunch room or reading it at home on the patio," he says.

As mentioned, Hodson emphasises that John Crawford Marine specialises in buying, consigning and selling quality, late-model used trailer boats. Check out John Crawford Marine's stock for sale. In addition, some of the many other products and services on offer include:

  • A free trade-in evaluation service for your boat. If you're based around Brisbane and want to know how much it's worth, you can contact the team and send some photos along with details and specs. They'll check their records and sales history and tell you how much it's worth. The team is seeking more boats for consignment and are happy to hear from you.
  • A range of unique ABP-complaint fibreglass dinghies, the Crawford dinghies, rated up to 4hp (for the 9ft6in model).
  • Trailer maintenance and outboard engine servicing.
  • Comprehensive finance packages especially suitable for first or second-time boat buyers.
  • Hassle-free insurance and insurance condition reports through Nautilus Marine Insurance and Club Marine (the Queensland Club Marine branch is located just next door).

Visit John Crawford Marine for more information. The team will be only too happy to hear from you.


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