Jun 122014

Well, it’s nearly 6 months since we took delivery of our Vindicator 5.80m Centre Console.

After some 25 years of retailing various high quality production craft over these years, I can say without any doubt that our Vindicator 5.80m gives a ride and handling capability instilling that safety factor required for fishing offshore reef or coastal estuaries. Workmanship and finish is excellent from order date to completion.

Watson’s Marine instilled confidence in their professional operation. If we were still in business I would gladly sell the “Vindicator” brand, but fortunately we are retired so just have to go fishing. Thanks to the Watson family for building a great range of craft, arguably the best mono hull we have owned.

Don & Delma Colyer

May 062014
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I first met Frank Watson several years ago when I needed to upgrade my boat trailer and was impressed by the way the man does business and his knowledge of boats.

Later, when I began researching a replacement boat, and having looked at almost every brand and testing several I spent almost a full day talking to Frank and looking over the Vindicator range. I had decided that plate alloy was the way to go and wanted a fishing platform that could reliably perform in the changing weather and seas for near and offshore from Hervey Bay.

From the beginning Frank, Glenn and Denise treated us more like family than just customers and the planning and building process was stress free even when I asked for changes as the building proceeded.

The end result is a 5.8m Centre Console with twin 4 stroke 70HP Yamaha outboards which is without doubt the best performing boat I have ever owned (and I have owned quite a few over the years). It is a superbly finished construction, travels over a choppy sea without a bump and is super economical on fuel while carrying 6 blokes and gear.

The Vindicator aluminium trailer is a superbly designed and built piece of equipment and is a must for the serious boater. It will last a lifetime, they are tailor-made to suit whichever hull size you choose and tows perfectly. Even if you are only in the market for a trailer this is the best money can buy!

I cannot recommend too strongly the quality of the Vindicator product and the friendly committed and experienced service offered by the Watson family at Watson’s Marine.

Norm Hoffman – Toogum, Hervey Bay, QLD