MAY / JUNE 2019 – NCBC Blog

01/06/2019: Staff Announcement

We would formally like to welcome Dayne Taylor to our team.

Dayne has been a long time customer, friend and ambassador of both ours and Suzuki Marine Australia. He is filling our Sales, Web, Marketing and Media role, along with helping out in the workshop, fitting out new boats and electronics.

With a life long list of experience and knowledge in all facets of fishing, boating, marine electronics and water sports, Dayne is a fantastic addition to our already strong team here at NCBC.

Be sure to say hello next time you are in the shop or phoning up. You can also contact Dayne directly via emailing

03/06/2019: Ambassadors

TROY BOULTON -Well what an awesome weekend fishing at the Australian Bass Tournament round #2 at lake Glenbawn in the Hunter Valley, NSW. There were 68 boats making it the biggest field in over 10 years.

I had only just taken delivery of my re-powered Stratos Bass Boat with the NEW Suzuki Marine 175hp 4 Stroke Outboard the crew from North Coast Boating Centre fitted earlier this week, meaning my first drive was on pre-fish day. None the less, the engine and boat performed beautifully, and the fuel economy was next-level.

Day 1, my non boater Anthony Melchior of Ballina and I caught our 5 Bass limit in under 20 minutes, all on soft plastics cast to deep edges. We ended up catching and upgrading over 20 legal bass for the session. After the live weigh-in I found myself sitting in third place with 4.59kg and weighing big bass at a massive 1.25kg.

Day 2, I headed back to the same spot with Rob March and again got our bag very quickly and upgraded through the day. Ended up weighing in 4.11kg which put me up into 2nd place overall and just 20 grams short of the WIN. What a finish! I also held onto big bass for the weekend. I want to give a big shout-out to my non boaters for all the help over the weekend, thanks to the crew we stayed with, also a big thanks to Dave Browning for travelling down to the dam and back and of course my family for letting me go away fishing. 
Bring on the next round at St.Clair starting 21/06/2019.

07/06/19 – Apprentice Charlie Sheridan

Today is 3rd year apprentice Charlie Sheridan’s final day of a 2 week stint in Sydney at Tafe NSW as part of the Marine Technician Apprenticeship he is undertaking.

We sure have suffered over the past couple of weeks without him, we could all do with one of Charlies morning Coffees. Oh and the list of outboards to fit up and service hasn’t shrunk while hes been away.  

10/06/2019: Staff Out & About

DAYNE TAYLOR – I fished the Clarence Valley Sport Fishing Club Bream OPEN Team’s event last Sunday all by lonesome self.
It was great fun arguing about where to go and what to fish with myself! Haha
I even ended up placing in the top 10, so I can’t complain (or blame my team mate) for that!

My little Suzuki DF25ATHL sure is a great little motor, less than 4 litres of fuel consumed for the whole day, and believe me I was ringing its neck everywhere I went trying to make a move up the leader board!

16/06/2019: Coffs Harbour Boat Show 

What an overwhelming response from our very first “Boat Show” 

With the assistance from our crew – Josh, Charlie, Dayne, Ronnie and Chris (our Suzuki Marine representative) we managed to not only survive the show, but in fact actually exceed our expectations! – Sam

You can check out the Facebook video tour of our stand by clicking – here

The crew took up a total of 8 fully fitted out boat/motor/trailer packages, including…

Not to mention the 13 Suzuki Marine 4 Stroke Outboard motors we had on display. Covering every situation and use. Our stand consisted of the transportable 2.5hp / 30hp range right up through to the star attraction, our White 200hp Suzuki 4-stroke!

We would like to welcome 8 confirmed new customers to the NCBC / Suzuki Marine Outboard family. There was a great response to our show special pricing on Boats and Motors and our new customers chose to both re-power and purchase new boat motor trailer packages at the show and early the following week 

If you were still sitting on the fence, Suzuki Marine have been kind enough to extend that irresistible 10% OFF retail price offer through to the end of this week. So be sure to jump on that deal right-away!

The WINNER of our transportable Boat and Motor package “Warwick Henman” was drawn at 4pm Sunday the 16th Watch it here – “LIVE on Facebook”

We are sure to be back again next year, and we cant thank everyone who called by our stand and said hello enough.

Regards – The whole Team at NCBC

21/06/2019: Ambassadors

KRIS BANKS – I have recently had a massive on board electronics upgrade with the GARMIN Marine Panoptix Live-Scope transducer fitted to my existing GARMIN Marine Sounders. You can check out all the on-board videos including some footage off-shore of a humpback whale below and above the water in LIVE/REAL-TIME. by clicking – Here

June In The Work Shop: Heading into the middle of winter, traditionally we would be slowing down into “catch up mode” after a hectic Summer and Autumn by now. It sure hasn’t happened yet though!

Our regular customers requiring annual and scheduled maintenance and servicing is continuously growing, meaning the crew are continuing to do a great job and our team are being recommended more and more each year. 

With the added load of having Charlie away at Tafe for 2 weeks and needing to fit a load of re-powers and fit out pre-ordered boat motor packages we sure have been under the pump. But everyone has put in the hard yards and some long hours to get the jobs done whilst maintaining our usual high standards  Josh Smith / Marine Technician 



June Media Update:

  • Watch the boys put a custom ordered Formosa Sea-Rod 480 SC Offshore through its paces – HERE


  • Clark Boats Estuary Fish Master 427 Tiller Steer – Product Demonstration Video HERE


  • Pre-loved BLUFIN Drifter 395 – Product Demonstration Video HERE