“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.
Anita Hodson
The Boss’ Boss
Anita assists with the administration role including accounts and bookkeeping for John Crawford Marine when Rebecca and Maureen require assistance. When not working and assisting the team, she enjoys nothing more than spending time with family, friends and, of course, boating.
Eric Jones
Service Manager
Eric’s wealth of practicable knowledge in marine mechanicals is legendary in our Marine Industry. Eric started working at John Crawford Marine in the late 1980’s and he has become the ultimate problem solver.

Eric services all major brands of engines sold through John Crawford Marine and ensures all trailers are sold in compliant and roadworthy condition and takes pride in doing our on water or dry handovers.

When not working in the workshop, 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.
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!
Maureen Chadwick
Bookkeeper and Accounts
Maureen’s extensive bookkeeping skills keep JCM in ship shape order, she also keeps the boys in check with boat buying and stock turn… if the price is down, she is cracking the whip! Maureen has been part of the JCM team since 2001 and is now working just Wednesdays as this only leaves 6 days to play golf!
Robert Friske
Sales Professional
Robert has joined JCM to start his career as a sales professional, to help customers get into the right boat and learn about boating, Robert is in good hands working alongside Matthew. Roberts passion is boating and electronics associated with boats and naturally fishing, fishing and footy.
Chris Simpson
Tradesman's Assistant
Chris, known as 'Simmo' works alongside Eric assisting with mechanical repairs, 12 v installs, servicing, installations, boat refurbs and on water demonstrations. Chris’ knowledge is extensive coming from years of working in the automotive industry. His passion of restoring cars and boats has also fine-tuned his skill set. Time away from work is spent indulging with his children and family and when time allows fishing or jet skiing.
Daniel Muir
Boat Washer and General Hand
Dan has one of the harder jobs at John Crawford Marine, maintaining the presentation of the yard stock. Rain, hail or shine he is out there with the vacuum, sponge or chamois, keeping our boats and gardens presented beautifully.

We often receive compliments and testimonials by customers as having the cleanest and tidiest boat display yard in the Brisbane area which is testament to Dan’s hard work. When not at work Dan is either out on his dirt bike or out and about with his mates.