Mikes Marine Silverdale

Mike’s interest in all things boating began when he moved up to the Hibiscus Coast with his parents at the age of 11.

He started off sailing at Big Manly then became interested in the boating industry when at 13, he started helping at his father’s shop ‘Coast Marine’. He started Diving later in his teen years and worked through most of his school and university years in the weekends and holidays then working full time for approximately 6 years.

The start of Mikes Marine

When his father retired in 1987 and sold the shop he started working for a marine wrecker and bought Hibiscus Coast Outboard Spares in 1990 which was then renamed Mikes Marine Centre.

In wrecking he learnt the mechanics of the outboards from the inside out and in 1996 moved Mikes Marine Centre to the top of Silverdale hill and branched out to New Boat and engine packages. 

We ran out of space very quickly in the small yard and moved to our previous Mikes Marine Silverdale location in 2002. We have now expanded again and operate out of Dairy Flat.

James came on board part time during school and university holidays and started working full time in 2005. Now as a team Mike and James run the workshop.

James has a passion for anything with an engine. This has served him well while working in the family business.

He has also developed a love of photography and drones, which keeps him busy outside of work hours.

Changing Tack

With most of the boat manufacturers now selling direct we have shifted our focus since 2015 to specialising in service, repowering with new engines and selling quality second-hand boats and engines.

We treat each boat as if it were our own, our advice is based on our years of experience whether it be for service or sales, and we will always recommend what we believe is best for the customer and their boat, in other words we make sure we are giving the customer the best advice to suit their boating requirements.

Debbie works in the office, showroom and service reception. Our valued customers love dealing with Debbie, who runs the ship with precision and efficiency!

Debbie’s interests include reading, gardening and science fantasy.

For all of us the most important thing is family and we all spend as much time as possible with our family.  Mike and Debbie love spending time with their kids and grandkids.

Nizmo - Nizmo is the boss of Mikes Marine Silverdale and is great at keeping kids entertained!

Nizmo is the boss of Mikes Marine Silverdale

and is great at keeping kids entertained!

Come and visit us

Pop in to our Mikes Marine Silverdale showroom to learn more about what we do