Our business is based in Canberra, the National Capital of Australia. We service most brands of inflatable lifejackets on the market within Australia at our Canberra workshop. Alan Hocking our Service Manager has been trained and certified by Stormy Seas in Hobart and is accredited with Stormy Seas, Burke, Marlin, PFD Australia, Jarvis Walker, SOS Marine, AXIS, Spinlock, Hutchwilco, Shimano and most other brands of inflatable lifejackets. He is the only certified servicing agent for the ACT/Southern NSW Region. Alan has been involved with Charter Boats, Professional and Amateur fishing since the 1980's, having owned and built many boats of his own.
He gained his Coxswain Certificate in 1988 and his Master Class V Certificate of Competency in 1989. He liaised with the NSW Maritime in 1990 and instigated the compulsory wearing of lifejackets on small vessels. He also worked with Maritime and holds the first endorsement to operate a Passenger Vessel during the hours of darkness crossing a river bar in 1991. He has been awarded Bravery Medals for saving lives on the water.
Alan has worked as a part time teacher of Maritime Studies for Commercial Operations with the NSW TAFE for many years.
In the 1990's Alan was involved with the Canberra tourism industry as an owner operator of Australian Capital Cruises on Lake Burley Griffin.
Due to the mandatory 12 monthly inspections of inflatable lifejackets we now operate our business out of Canberra with the sales and servicing of inflatable lifejackets. We also have a mobile workshop and will be touring the South Coast and out West on demand for bulk servicing of Inflatable Lifejackets through boating and fishing clubs etc.
Our business is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
Certified & Accredited with:
Stormy Seas, Burke Marine, Marlin Australia,
Jarvis Walker, Stormrider, AXIS ,
SOS Marine, Spinlock, Hutchwilco
and most other brands.