We spent 12 months researching 5.5m boats both fibreglass and aluminium. My wife was very impressed with the style of the Vindicator aluminium boats. After a phone call to Watson’s Marine, we were advised they were delivering a 5.5m Centre Console to Bowen and staying overnight in Gladstone.
Frank and Denise advised us a 5.8m Vindicator was in Tannum Sands, a meeting was arranged to view the boat just looking at the boat the words, WOW and very impressive, sprang to mind. We spoke for over 2 hours with the owners you could see they were very impressed with their boat showing us the many special features. The workmanship and attention to detail was incredible.
We rang and arranged with Frank to test drive a 5.5m vessel, I found Frank to be a very knowledgeable about his product. Any question that I put forward, his answer was precise. After an hour on the water, we were very impressed with the stability especially when we were all on one side, the comfort and just the way it sat on the water was amazing.
We decided that a 5.8m Vindicator Half Cabin Boat was the one. We made arrangements to visit for the start of the process; this was the first of many visits. In doing this you get a better appreciation of just how much work and passion goes into these boats. It was never a bother to take us for a viewing at any time. Receiving emails and photos of the boats progression was great, excitement built with each photo we received.
Frank had decided to build their own Aluminium Trailers and the next time we went to view the boat after seeing their trailers, straight away we decided to purchase one – GREAT TRAILER. We have had many comments from observers regarding our boat and trailer. The workmanship that had gone into the boat and the trailer was incredible and the painting was faultless. We left that afternoon with a load of confidence that we had made to right decision.
Our experience working with Frank, Denise and the team from Watson’s Marine was very professional and more than friendly, nothing was a bother. At times you will forget that Frank and Denise are running a business, such is their enthusiasm for their boats and trailers, and we have found them to be genuine people. On many occasions they contacted us to see how the boat and trailer was going, whether we had any problems and how were we going with loading and handling the boat Normally you pay your money for your boat, hook your boat up and never hear from the dealer again, this does not apply to Watson’s Marine. Not only did we get what we wanted in a boat for our needs, we also made new friends. We wish Frank and Denise and the team of Watson’s Marine all the very best of luck for the future.
Gary and Adell Pengelly, proud owners of “LADY ROSE” – Gladstone