Testimonials/Thankyou’s

Here are just a few of the many testimonials we get from our satisfied clients.

“Being a local in the area, and having owned a variety of different boats and motors, I’ve been dealing with Ballina Marineland for over 15 years.

Ken, Kim and their knowledgable staff are always a pleasure to deal with and their after sales service cannot be beaten.

My most recent upgrade was a brand new Yamaha F150hp four stroke, which I purchased just before Christmas. Despite the busy period, the crew knuckled down and had the motor fitted in just a couple of days so I was able to enjoy the holidays on the water.

Whether you’re after a new boat, motor or simply some advice or spare parts, Ballina Marineland offer a level of service and knowledge of all things boating that no one else on the North Coast can.”

Adam Nicolson

Editor, Modern Fishing Magazine

Here is our testimonial from our very positive experience in dealing with you all at Ballina Marineland.

Being fairly new to the world of boating Adrian was excellent in giving us sound advice as to the best boat for our purposes and within our price range. Our numerous questions were answered factually and with enthusiasm. We couldn’t be happier with our Quintrex 420 Explorer and were very impressed with the attention to detail and the care taken in every aspect of our purchase with Ballina Marineland.

When we picked up our boat Adrian took us out on the water and ensured we understood its features, all aspects of its operation, handling and maintenance. It is evident the whole team at Ballina Marineland take great pride in all they do.

To Adrian, Ken and Kim – Thank you!

Ian and Lisa Wade

OUR BOAT CARPE DIEM What can one say, when one has so much fun. When the weather is perfect and the river is like glass. Carpe’ Diem (just seize the moment and goes for it). Just seize the moment and go for it.

Living on the banks of the beautiful Richmond River for 15 years we had numerous water crafts which included a kayak, a small sailing boat, an old worn out tinnie, we had been wanting to purchase a new boat for sometime. When one works so hard day in and day out it was time to enjoy what was right in front of us ‘The river”.

So two years  ago we purchased a 5.3m Mako Craft vessel from Kim and Ken Fitzgibbon at Ballina Marineland. We had in mind what we wanted and with the assistance of Kim, Ken and staff, it wasn’t a hard decision. We wanted a vessel that both ourselves and our children could enjoy so the Mako Craft was just the perfect choice.

When our boat arrived, Ken took us for a run in it, he demonstrated with professionalism in showing us the safety aspects and mechanisms on how to use our boat. So we cruised up to the mouth of the Richmond River and Ken said “the bar looks flat, I’LL show you what she can do”. So with lifejackets on (which already were supplied with the boat), out we went over the bar and what a buzz, we spotted a whale straight away, it was the best sales pitch ever.

The vessel is so much more comfortable than the old tinnie, the kids just love being towed behind the boat either on a batwing or wakeboarding. We fish in comfort and under shade, we have room for extra passengers which is great for kids.

We have been out over the Ballina bar for whale watching and Joe takes the boys out deep fising off the reefs that Ken and the team with locak knowledge hasve shown us. It has been a privilege to have done our business locally at Ballina Marineland they couldn’t have done enough for us.

“So what can one say”. She’s a beauty.

Joe and Donna Cronin

Ballina Marineland exceeded our expectations when we purchased our fantastic Quintrex 420 Explorer.

I had spent a year visiting various dealers some of which were closer to my home and none came close to matching the friendly but professional service I received.

It was a easy decision to buy from them and once I had placed my order they did an amazing job of having the boat ready in the time I had given them.

If you are in the market for a new boat I can only recommend these guys.

David Copperthwaite