Since 1994

For more than 25 years Seatamer Marine has built customized vessels from plate aluminium. Vessels ranging from 5m to 24m.

An Australian family owned business employing local trades people. Our clients include Government Departments, Commercial and Private buyers. We have built vessels for; 

 Roads and Maritime Authority
 Australian Coastal Patrol
 Sydney Port Corporation
 NSW Rural Fire Service
 Newcastle Port Authority
 Volunteer Search & Rescue
 Australian Volunteer Coast Guards
 Water Taxis


Seatamer was established by Joe & Teresa Vella, in the Newcastle region, operating the business for 25 years. The Seatamer legacy was passed to Nigel & Tracey Matthews in November 2019.  

Seatamer remains a family business employing local Austraian's. 

Why Seatamer?

Seatamer vessels are manufactured from 5083 structural marine grade aluminium and include standard features such as self-draining cockpit, full flotation and tread plate floor. 

All vessels are designed and built to Survey (commercial) standards. Placing your vessel in survey is easy when you build with Seatamer. We work closely with AMSA - Australian Maritime Safety Authority and several leading Naval Architects. Including John Butler Design and Naval Architects Australia

When ordering a vessel you can choose from our standard cabin configuration and layouts or you can choose to totally customise your cabin and cockpit layout to suit your needs. You can design your cockpit layout with our expert advice.

Seatamer also supplies custom accessories such as kill tanks, live bait tanks, rocket launchers, pods, rail work, all customized to suit your vessel. 

The Seatamer team take great pride in high standards of quality workmanship and performance so when your vessel is complete you know you will have a boat that will perform and last.

Material thickness depends on the vessel design, typically we use 5mm bottom, 4mm sides, 3mm cabin, with extra bulkheads and stringers to exceed standard performance designs. This makes for very strong and durable boats. So when you are miles out at sea you will feel confident and safe in a Seatamer.

In 2019 Seatamer became part of the Oceans Rivers Lakes group of brands. Still focused on the construction of Aluminium boats. The ORL brands extend the Seatmaer expertise to other niche markets. 

SBC build a range of family, recreational and sports boats for Aussie boys and girls that like it Big & Fast. SBC boats are best in class, built in Australia, by Australians for Australian fun! 

Houseboats for the east coasts rivers and lakes of NSW and Qld. Open plan family fun. Investment and Share syndicates available.

Plate Aluminium Kit Boats from a range of designers. CNC flat pack kits and flat pack trailer kits. 

Boats on the move are the boat transport experts. SML - XXXL boats of all shapes and size transported anywhere on the East coast of Australia.