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

Matthew Hodson
Managing Director since 2004
Matthew commenced working at John Crawford Marine in 1999 in sales and liked it so much, he bought the company five years later making him JCM’s third owner. His passion for boating and Marine Industry related issues is evident. He has served as President for two years as Qld’s Boating Industry Association and currently serves as a BIA councillor as well as being a regular contributor to boating magazines and JCM's very own YouTube TV and creator of Australia’s most comprehensive online Trailer Sailor library of digitally archived history relating to over 120 Trailer Sailors sold in Australia.

Matthew and his dedicated team are always willing to assist you with buying or selling your late model trailer boat and is proud to continue the John Crawford Marine tradition as Queensland’s Used Boat Specialists.

Matthew spends his spare time with family and friends and loving the outdoors.
Rebecca McLachlan
Office administration and sales support and finance and our mother hen…
Beck fulfils one of the busiest roles not only keeping the office boys in check but coordinating and handling the daily office correspondence. On top of this, also organising client’s paperwork, including registration transfers, payouts, web updates, social media and ensuring new listings are posted! She has a dynamic role at JCM and fulfils the role with vigour and always a smile and a willingness to help.

Her babies have 4 legs and are spoilt beyond belief!
Eric Jones
Service Manager
Eric’s wealth of practicable knowledge in marine mechanicals is legendary in our Industry. Eric started working at John Crawford Marine in the late 1980s and he has become the ultimate problem solver.
His skillset and attention to detail help to ensure that our boats are sold to the highest standards that John Crawford Marine is known for ensuring our packages are ready for the next family to enjoy. He also willingly shares his knowledge when completing our handovers with our buyers upon collection Monday to Friday’s.
When not working in the workshop or completing handovers, Eric can be found socialising with family and enjoying Grandpa duties and for thrills still finds time to ride his motorbike up and over the hills west of Brisbane.
Robert Friske
Sales Professional
Robert joined JCM to starting his career at John Crawford Marine to become a sales professional in helping families find the right boating package and learn about boating. Growing up fishing and boating around the waters of Hervey Bay and the Great Sandy Straights, he has a wealth of knowledge to share about fishing the estuaries. Roberts passion is fishing and boating and with his ability to understand some of the more complicated electronics on boats, we often turn to him to show the “Old salts” some tips! Weekends are either out on the boat, or working in the boat, with the footy on in the background and his 4 legged kids by his side
Layne Utz
Master of First Impressions
Layne is our Master of “First Impressions” being responsible for the presentation and cleanliness of the boats on the boatyard. Preparing the boats for sale with detailing and adding the touches that JCM’s quality boats are known for. Layne also looks after our lawns and gardens and takes pride in his work. Weekends Layne heads his volunteer group call “Litter Legends” where he and his group collect litter and dispose of it properly. He is extremely passionate about cleaning our world and embraces the JCM philosophy of recycling, water reuse and energy management.
Karen Abel
Karen is our Bookkeeper and our in-house Finance Manager where she helps many of our customers obtain finance for their boat through AMMF Finance, a subsidiary of Yamaha Finance. Karen is very personable and with a career from the banking world has a very strong grasp of finances, loans, book work all combined with an outgoing personality. Her weekends are often taxiing her older teenage boys to and from basketball and Volleyball competitions, camping or simply relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine.