MARINE CONTRACTOR IN QLD, AUSTRALIA
North Marine is an industry-leading, Marine Service Contractor. Australian owned and operated, we have 30+ years supporting maritime industries.
Over 30 years, the North Marine fleet has expanded to deliver a range of Marine Towage, Commercial Dive, Offshore Supply and Workboat services.
Based in Queensland, we operate throughout the Pacific inside of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Accordingly, our primary service area covers Australia’s East Coast, extending north into the Torres Strait and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
North Marine (formerly Tim North Marine) changed ownership in 2019. It is now owned and operated by two Australian maritime families – the current generation of seafarers.
Joint-owners, Courtney Hansen and Ben Hales, have dedicated their careers to the maritime industry.
Industry-Leading Marine Contractor in Australia
As a rule, we deliver practical, working solutions with a time-conscious approach.
Above all, our mission is to support productivity across the marine sector.
We employ accredited safety protocols and responsible environmental practices, in a culture of efficiency and reliability.
As a result, we work closely with government agencies, private owners, commercial operators and shipping agents. This delivers streamlined services throughout your interactions with North Marine.
Clients include the Queensland Government – where we hold long-term recurring contracts with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Furthermore, we work closely with shipping agents and tour operators across the Great Barrier Reef for their infrastructure and support vessel requirements. (View client testimonials here).
Consequently, North Marine’s outstanding record and reputation have us planning, working and completing projects across a range of Marine Industries – often in challenging and remote locations.
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.
As a conscientious marine contractor in Australia, we commit to sustainable practices.
Furthermore, in 2014 we attained ‘Advanced Eco Certification’ and ‘Climate Action Business’ accreditations. Because we work hard to sustain these ratings, we continue to improve.
North Marine aims to protect and promote awareness around ocean conservation and Great Barrier Reef initiatives. For more information on the climate action program, click here.
Company Story – Marine Contractor in Australia
Founded by renowned mariner and businessman Tim North, an exceptional company grew from a love of the Pacific Ocean and a desire for businesses to thrive in their field. With this in mind, the company was instrumental in implementing positive changes to protect and showcase Australia’s natural assets; including the Great Barrier Reef. Importantly, this included working closely with both the Queensland Government and private sectors. This solidified our reputation as “The Great Barrier Reef, Boat Mooring Specialists”.
Tim was active in encouraging boat moorings to be installed across the Great Barrier Reef. Subsequently, boat mooring installation, supply and maintenance still form a cornerstone of our marine services, commercial dive business.
To date, over six-hundred boat mooring systems and reef pontoons have been installed by North Marine across Australia, the Torres Strait and the Pacific Ocean.
Meet the North Marine Management Team
Highly respected throughout the industry for their depth of knowledge and expertise, are our joint-owners and Directors, Courtney and Ben. They will be your primary point of contact.
“Expanding infrastructure across the whole of the Pacific and Great Barrier Reef regions makes it an exciting time for the industry. As part of a network of local and national mariners, North Marine is at the forefront of a community working together to ensure Australia is a leader in its field.” – Ben Hales, owner-operator.
Director – Courtney Hansen
Courtney Hansen is an experienced Master IV Skipper, Diver and Operations Manager, with thirteen years’ experience in the marine services industry and nine years in the commercial sector. Under the previous owner, Courtney was a key crew member of Tim North Marine, working alongside Tim before becoming an owner. Her knowledge of all facets of the industry is second to none.
Courtney started her career in charter fishing and as a dive boat Captain. Courtney was the first-ever, permanent female Captain for Australia’s largest privately-owned, domestic freight shipping company. During her time there, Courtney was Ships Master of a 50-meter, 1300-ton landing barge, operating throughout the Eastern Seaboard, Torres Straits, Gulf of Carpentaria and Darwin.
In 2015 Courtney won the “Llyod List, Young Maritime Professional of the Year” award for achievements in the industry.
Director – Ben Hales
Ben Hales is an experienced Master IV Skipper, Marine Engineer and Diver with extensive industry experience.
During Ben’s career, he has worked across the mining sector, shipping, commercial diving, tourism and superyacht industries. As a result of managing teams of over 80 crew, Ben has the first-hand experience of challenges faced by marine operators.
As an owner, Bens primary role is on-site project managing and Master.
Chief Commercial Dive Supervisor – Ryan Kobelt
Ryan joined the North Marine family in 2015 as chief ADAS qualified Commercial Diver. As the occupational Dive Supervisor, Ryan oversees the Commercial Dive division. Ryan is an experienced Master V Skipper and MED 1. Ryan’s extensive resume of contracts includes fly-in-fly-out assignments for the gas and oil industries as well as a multitude of commercial-diving infrastructure projects.
Ryan supervises the installation and maintenance of over 500 moorings across the whole of the Great Barrier Reef region of QLD, with North Marine.
Website & Administration – Lucy Davies
Lucy’s career spans the marine tourism and tourism administration industries. With North Marine, Lucy’s role is website management and administration.