AB Marine Services is for you and your business!

AB Marine Services was established in 2008 and is a Gladstone based company with an extensive knowledge of the local area and waterways. As a local business the quality and preservation of Gladstone Harbour and surrounding environments is important to AB Marine Services. We strive to help maintain the integrity of the waterways by having minimal environmental impact. With an expanding fleet of vessels with varied specifications, an experienced and expanding workforce, AB Marine Services offer a range of products and services to accommodate many business and professional requirements.

Safe Marine Solutions

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Large and Small

From hire work boats, scientific research support, to fully pledged passenger ferries, AB Marine Services offers professional service, experienced crew, flexibility and mobility to operate anywhere in Australia. Servicing multi-billion dollar marine projects beside small scale operations is a common blend.

Marine Logistics

AB Marine Services provides solutions to your needs. Forming an alliance with local and Australia-wide companies allows further diversity in services offered. This is what makes AB Marine Services a central hub for your inquiries.



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September 2012 – Adam Balkin Nominated
Posted on September 12, 2012
AB Marine Services' owner, Adam Balkin, has been nominated for the Gladstone Engineering Alliance 'Wayne Peachey' Memorial Award. The award is aimed to recognise an individual who demonstrates excepti ..
July 2012 – The addition of a heavy duty 4WD truck
Posted on September 06, 2012
The addition of a heavy duty 4WD truck purchased this month allows new capabilities for AB Marine Services. From transport to clientele support, this vehicle is a bonus for the expanding business.AB M ..
Peter Neven

I first started using AB Marine Services a number of years ago and have continued to do so ever since. A prompt response to urgent matters plus safe and reliable work ethic from the AB team has kept our personnel and operations on track.  Peter Neven, Work Co-ordinator

Dr David Rohweder

Sandpiper Ecological Surveys has used AB Marine Services to conduct shorebird surveys at various sites on the Curtis Coast over the past two years. Regardless of whether we are working in Port Curtis, at the northern end of Curtis Island or in Port Alma, AB Marine are always on-time and, most importantly, their skippers are familiar with local conditions which is critical when working in shallow tidal waters. We have often consulted Adam and his crew about weather and tide conditions and have been provided with honest and accurate information. Adam and his team have always been courteous to Sandpiper staff and interested in the work being undertaken, even spotting the occasional shorebird. I have no hesitation recommending AB Marine Services to any organisation that needs to undertake aquatic-based surveys or research along the Curtis Coast. I certainly intend to use AB Marine whenever working in the Curtis Coast region.
Dr David Rohweder, Sandpiper Ecological Surveys

Jess – Wildlife Biologist

I have been out with AB Marine more than ten times in the past year for project work in the Gladstone area. The staff are highly skilled, helpful and flexible and ensure our surveys run smoothly. I would always choose AB Marine as their service and local knowledge is second to none, and recommend them to anyone without hesitation! Jess – Wildlife Biologist

Major Ian Culloden

The purpose of this is to thank you and your staff for the support provided to me and the combined DSTO/US team. I believe that we all agree, your vessel's master on 'Scylla' became a very valued member of our team; above and beyond simply driving a boat. If I'm asked about marine support I'll certainly recommend AB Marine Services. The service was exemplarity. Major Ian Culloden, Defence Science and Technologies Organisation

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