Commercial Hire

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Commercial Hire2018-04-02T13:25:39+00:00

Have a job and need a reliable vessel? Townsville Boat Hire provides short and long-term hire for a range of commercial jobs, from safety boats to water sampling and government work.

We have hire and drive options (including boats that don’t require a Recreational Marine Driver’s Licence) and wet hire, where we provide the boat and our qualified and experienced skipper/owner Troy Lubicz.

Troy has more than 20 years of experience on the water and is a qualified coxswain. He also is a qualified sheetmetal fabricator, who specialises in boat modifications, and has worked in mining and construction industries.

Safety is of paramount importance on every job. Our boats all have the required safety gear, pre-start checklists, and we have safety management plans in place. Troy has a Senior First Aid Certificate and Blue Card.

We can charge by the hour, or by the project.

Contact us for quote

Some of our commercial capabilities

Safety boat
Water testing/sampling
Pest control
School marine studies
Site/infrastructure inspections
Environmental science
Event safety
Taxi to job sites
Aquatic clean-ups
Weed control
Wildlife tagging
Small group tours/functions
Defence work


Hire and drive

If you are hiring the boat with your own driver, all hire and drive rates are on Our Hire Boats page.
Please note: Fuel is not included and all boats need to be cleaned before return.

Boat with skipper

BoatHourly*Full day/extended hire
Pontoon Boat$120POA
4.5m polycraft$100POA
4.1m polycraft$90POA

*Includes fuel, post-job cleaning, launch and retrieve. Travel to locations outside of Townsville is charged as a per kilometre rate (Townsville area is Bohle, Ross River, Ross Creek). Operation outside the hours of 6am-6pm and public holidays will incur a surcharge.