Our Story

Jason Gribble first started in the marine industry as fuel boy at Dalbora marina Church Point in 1986 then Sydney harbour commercial deck hand before 3 years commercial fishing on England’s Cornish coat and crewing luxury vessels on the US west coast. In 1993 Coastwide Marine first established at Newport on Pittwater for boat repair which soon evolved into Boat Brokerage and Marine Insurance. Over the next twenty years through the evolution of marine marketing from print to online presence we have remained focused on personal service with the core of our business being repeat business and client referral. Our aim then and now is to make buying or selling a boat as stress free and enjoyable as possible.In 2011 after completing a fleet valuation along the NSW coast for MRNSW we recognized a need to provide marketing exposure for people selling their boats in regional coastal NSW. From our established Sydney offices on Pittwater and Sydney Harbour we commenced brokerage at Port Macquarie Marina in 2014 and have since branched out to now offer boat brokerage, marine insurance and valuation from Batemans Bay Marina, Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie.

Our well seasoned in salt water team include boat builders,ex commercial fishermen, Game fishing record holders, Seasoned delivery skippers, marine researchers and multiple Sydney to Hobart race campaigners. When selling boats its very important to know your product and through our network of experienced people we know all types of vessels thoroughly from the bottom of keel to the top of the mast. We have been Marine Rescue NSW preferred broker since 2011 with all vessels listed through Coastwide Marine receiving the most thorough marketing and coverage in NSW and through out Australia.