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September 2012 – Adam Balkin Nominated

Adam Balkin NominatedAB 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 exceptional quality in service and product in the engineering and support sector. The award will honour quality attributes that make the individual a role model for "quality comes first" under adverse situations and environments. A dinner will be held in early October.


July 2012 – The addition of a heavy duty 4WD truck

Heavy duty 4WD truckThe 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 Marine Services hired two outboard mechanics to service our outboards on site, allowing for a quick engine service turnaround. This is a step in the right direction to ensure smoother operations for our round the clock schedules.


April 2012 – Sponsorship

Boyne Tannum Hook Up PrizeThe '2012 Boyne Tannum Hook Up Fishing Competition' was again supported by AB Marine Services with a corporate level sponsorship. The prize sponsored this year was a land and sea boat camper trailer package- a great prize to be taken home by a fishing enthusiast.



March2012 – Ms Ellen G

Ms Ellen GThe 8m, fast, mono hull, 'Ms Ellen G' was purchased- a versatile craft suited to passenger transfer, research work and a host of other services. This vessel has had as recent re-fit in July, 2012.



November 2011 – Passenger Ferry

Passenger FerryAB Marine Services is excited for the arrival of their first passenger ferry, the AB Explorer. A little gem that can comfortably seat 150 persons, this vessel is a very welcome addition to the fleet and is sure to be a favourite amongst new and existing clients.



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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