Marine Support Company | About Us

Marine Support Company | About Us

North Marine is your Queensland marine support company.

Specialising in the installation and maintenance of in-water infrastructure, we offer tug and barge services, a commercial dive division, and a fleet of commercial vessels for charter.

Our mission is to support your productivity – providing safe and timely solutions to all of our clients. Each of our Managers has direct experience working in the marine industry, and understand the unique challenges it presents.

Marine Support

  • Vessel Charters
  • Tug & Barge Support / Towage
  • Commercial Diving
  • Offshore Supply
  • Crew Transfer Vessel Service
  • Launch Service
  • Shipping Industry Support
  • Superyacht Support
  • Mooring Installation & Compliance
  • Rope Supply & Fabrication

Experts In Marine Contracting

We work together to ensure your project runs efficiently.

Based out of the Port of Cairns, Queensland, we operate throughout Australia inside of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Our primary service area covers Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef region, the Torres Strait and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

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Company Values

A network of dedicated, seafaring mariners

First and foremost, we are a network of dedicated seafaring mariners.

A passion for the ocean and the industries it supports is at the core of North Marine.

Below, you will see a brief overview of our dedication to Queensland. If you want to learn more about the great initiatives and projects that we’re currently part of, please visit our dedicated ‘Community and Sustainability’ page, here:

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Commitment to Sustainable Practices

As a conscientious marine contractor, we commit to sustainable practices.

North Marine are continually striving toward more sustainable practices. Currently, we are working to revolutionise the way vessels anchor on the Great Barrier Reef, with innovative mooring systems that leave a small environmental footprint.

We are also collaborating on projects, yet to be announced, to reduce ocean pollution.

Furthermore, in 2014 we attained ‘Advanced Eco Certification’ and ‘Climate Action Business’ accreditations.  Because we work hard to sustain these ratings, we continually aim to improve.

We consult with traditional owners and marine experts to ensure best practices.

Volunteering & Community Initiatives

North Marine aims to promote awareness around ocean conservation and Great Barrier Reef initiatives.

To date, North Marine have volunteered time and resources to the Reef Restoration Foundation, Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef ‘Great Reef Census’, Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Center, the Eye On The Reef program and the Minke Whale Project.

Supporting Future Generations

North Marine work with organisations such as AFL Cape York House, to showcase career opportunities to Indigenous youth and open up industry pathways.

North Marine also provides a limited number of work experience placements for year 12 students, in Cairns Queensland.


We’d love to share more about what we do with you. Visit our Commitment to Sustainable Practices page to learn more:

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Company History

Formerly ‘Tim North Marine’, North Marine was re-named in 2020

Company History

Formerly ‘Tim North Marine’, North Marine was re-named in 2020.

Founded by the renowned mariner and businessman Tim North, a leading marine company originated from a love of the Pacific and a desire for businesses to thrive in their field.

The company was instrumental in developing and implementing positive changes to protect and showcase Australia’s natural assets, particularly the Great Barrier Reef.

Importantly, this included working closely with the Queensland Government and the private sector.

Tim North revolutionised the use of boat mooring installations throughout Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. He advocated with Government and industry partners to prevent damaging practices from vessel anchors.

This solidified our reputation as ‘Great Barrier Reef, Boat Mooring Specialists’.

Subsequently, boat mooring installation, maintenance and compliance still form the cornerstone of our commercial dive division. We continue to utilise new technologies to enhance environmentally sustainable mooring installation.

Our Valued Clients

View our diverse range of clients - Private, Industry and Government

Government Clients

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) – Federal Government

North Marine holds a long-term contract to provide the re-supply service for the remote Bureau of Meteorology weather station, located at Willis Island in Queensland.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) – State Government

North Marine hold a long-term contract with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to maintain public moorings throughout Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) – State Government

North Marine work with Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ), in various capacities, including but not limited to marine salvage for the ‘War on Wrecks’ initiative.

North Marine also work with local councils, mainly providing in-water inspection services.

Shipping, Tourism & Superyacht Industry Clients

Shipping Industry

North Marine have close working relationships with many large shipping agents and individual companies – providing a range of services, including tug boat services, a launch service for deliveries, crew transfer vessel charters, and vessel mooring installation.

Tourism Industry

North Marine look after the in-water infrastructure of most Far-North Queensland Marine Tourism operators. We install, maintain and ensure compliance for over 20 reef tourism operations between Mackay in the South and Lizard Island in the North.

Superyacht Industry

North Marine deliver superyacht support, both via agents and directly, to superyachts visiting Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef region. We provide deliveries to vessels in the coral sea, underwater inspection services and itinerary assistance/expert reef guides.

General Public Clients

North Marine work within the community for private individuals who own vessels and require in-water infrastructure. Services for these clients include mooring installation and inspections and in-water maintenance.

Our Management Team

Meet the North Marine management team

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Marine Support Company During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Marine support companies are classed as an ‘essential service’. As such, we will continue to offer high-quality marine support as long as it is safe to do so.

We are maintaining shipping activities including marine support services, during the COVID-19 pandemic, unless directed otherwise.

Strict safety processes and procedures are followed for all company operations.

Furthermore, North Marine are the only approved ‘COVID Safe’ crew transfer provider with a base in the Port of Cairns, on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef.


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