MARINE CONTRACTOR IN QLD, AUSTRALIA
Australian owned and operated, Tim North Marine is one of Australia’s leading maritime service providers. A marine contractor based in Queensland, we work Australia-wide inside of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Our main area of operation is Queensland’s East Coast, extending upwards into the Torres Strait regions and Gulf of Carpentaria.
Began in 1989 as ‘The Great Barrier Reef Mooring Specialists’, over the last 30 years, our fleet has expanded to deliver a full suite of marine towage, offshore support vessels and commercial diving services.
Our mission is to support productivity and growth across the entire maritime sector. We work closely with Government departments, owners, operators and shipping agents to streamline marine services. Our knowledge and expertise provide practical, working solutions with a time-conscious and safety-orientated approach. We utilise responsible reef practices, delivering a culture of safety and awareness.
Clients include private Shipping Agents throughout Australasia, the Queensland Government – where we hold recurring contracts with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). We work closely and consistently with major tourism operators across the Great Barrier Reef region, performing required marine infrastructure and vessel support services. (View client testimonials here).
Over 30 years of operation, we have established an exemplary reputation as a highly professional marine contractor in Australia.
Our high-standing has seen us planning, working-on and completing projects across a range of industries – often in challenging and remote locations.
As a network of dedicated mariners, a passion for the ocean is at the heart of Tim North Marine.
As a leading marine contractor in Australia, we commit to sustainable practices. In 2014 we attained ‘Advanced Eco Certification’ and ‘Climate Action Business’ accreditations. We work hard to sustain these ratings and will continue to improve, protect and promote awareness around ocean conservation and Great Barrier Reef initiatives. For more information on the climate action program, click here.
We are continually looking for ways to innovate. We collaborate with universities by providing vessels and crew for scientific research. We’ve worked alongside the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Center and the WWF on turtle research and release projects, as well as contributing to the Minke Whale Project’s tagging research.
Company Story – Marine Contractor in Australia
Tim North Marine changed ownership in 2019 and is now owned and operated by two Australian families – the current generation of mariners. The excellent standards remain as Tim’s’s legacy continues, and we attain even greater levels of service and professionalism.
As individuals, the owners have been influenced heavily by Tim North – working largely alongside each other.
Managing owners, Courtney Hansen and Ben Hales, have dedicated their careers to the maritime industry and are the motivated faces of Tim North Marine today.
Meet the Tim North Marine Team
Highly respected throughout the industry for their depth of knowledge and expertise, are our Marine Managers, Courtney and Ben. They will be your direct point of contact while working with us.
Director – Courtney Hansen
Director – Ben Hales
“Expanding infrastructure across the whole of the Great Barrier Reef region makes it an exciting and inviting time to be at the heart of the maritime industry. As part of a network of dedicated local and national mariners, we form part of a community working together to ensure Australia is at the forefront of marine innovation.”
Chief Commercial Dive Supervisor – Ryan Kobelt
Ryan joined the Tim North Marine family in 2015. As our senior ADAS qualified commercial diver and occupational Dive Supervisor, Ryan has been involved and overseen many marine projects; including the deconstruction and removal of the 1950’s underwater observatory at Green Island and the installation or service of over 300 moorings across the whole of the Great Barrier Reef region of QLD.
Ryan is an experienced Master V Skipper and MED 1. Ryan’s extensive resume of marine contractor projects includes fly-in-fly-out assignments for the gas and oil industries as well as a multitude of commercial diving and wharf-infrastructure projects.
Website, Media & Marketing – Lucy Davies
Lucy’s career has spanned the marine tourism and tourism administration industries. With Tim North Marine, Lucy’s role is website management and administration. Lucy looks after marketing, social media and press releases.