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Jason Robinson started ABCNQ in 2003 and since that time we have helped out thousands of customers, and learnt the reason we operate a successful business and whilst we know price is important we know the products we sell are of the highest quality as is our customer service. All our courses and training are Nationally Recognised . We currently operate the North Qld Section and work hard to ensure we make things 'EASY AS ABCNQ', we offer courses from Mackay across to the border including Cape York region and West to Hughenden, Mt Isa with regular courses in Townsville and Cairns. We will travel to the Gulf and Cape York for a course if the numbers allow. I have been involved in boats for more than 30 years and I am a commercial Mariner with many years experience obtained in the military as crew and skipper of military vessels. A keen fisherman and water skier, we enjoy teaching all aspects of boating and encourage people to be involved with the enjoyment of boating in the North. We offer tailored packages to suit the requirements of the general public, university students, school groups and military personnel; a considerable saving can be achieved if booking large groups. We offer Boat, PWC and Marine Radio licences on a weekly basis and encourage people from as young as 15 years and 9months to come along for an enjoyable course. You can obtain your Boat and PWC Licence as young as 16 years but can do all the training earlier as the certificate of competency is valid for 6mths from the course date and must be presented to Transport and Main Roads within this period. All training is conducted on our purpose built Commercial vessels, you will be pleasantly surprised at what you will learn and achieve. If you already have a licence and just want to learn or refresh your skills or coming from interstate and want to learn the rules and regulations in QLD, you can sit in on the course for a reduced price and this will include both theory and practical learning.


  • Recreational Marine Drivers Licence

  • Personal Watercraft Licence

  • Marine Radio Licences

  • Navigation Courses

  • Guardian Angel Trips

  • Charters

  • PFD - Jackets

  • Some Boat Equipment and Supplies

  • Marine Insurance Agent

  • Masterline

  • Boatsafe

  • Parts and accesories

  • Liquid force

  • Wake Boards

  • Tubes


  • Guardian Angel Trips - Charged on an hourly rate - we accompany you in your vess

  • retrieval and boat maintenance to mentor you in safe boating practices.

  • Fishing, Snorkelling and Diving Charters for groups of up to 4 people.

  • - learn how to read and interpret charts and electronic equipment.

  • are prepare to travel for large groups. Discount prices apply.

  • Marine radio licences.

  • Boat & Jetski licences.

  • we are your one stop shop with a large amount of chandlery and watersports equip

  • Marine Radio Licence course, not a worry Both Jason and Peta are registered Inv

  • Jason was the first Approved Boatsafe trainer in Townsville and is still setting

  • licences Townsville

  • We also have expertise in the field and offer Insurance for

  • Night and Day Navigation Courses (minimum 2 people)

  • Specialise in Large Groups including Schools and we

  • Boat Towing Courses

  • boats and jetski licences

  • Quality training


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8 months ago

Hi all, I did the boat and jetski course with Jason of ABC boating, the day was informative and fun. Professionally run, I would reccomend this course to anyone want a boat or and ski licence. Beers Mark

thanks for your kind words, we strive on making our course informative and fun as that's what boating is all about, we make it As "EASY AS" ABCNQ

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6 years ago

My husband and I both did this course. Jason is a fantastic teacher. I was really worried about the theory but Jason made it easy to understand. The best part of the day was out on the boat rescuing Wilson. Highly Recommend. Thank you.



7 years ago

Hi Jason, I completed the course on the 13th of April and would like to say thanks for today. I appreciate it, you're a bloody legend. I loved it. I will 100% recommend the course. Thanks, Myles



7 years ago

Thanks to Jason for a grerat course I learned loads, more than what i though and the way you teach it is very easy to learn and understand.


Hermit Park QLD

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  • Master Class V

  • Med Class II

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  • ABN: 90 117 923 636

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your courses Nationally recognised?

In Australia there is mutual recognition of your licence, eg you can swap a Queensland Marine licence over to New South Wales, this is required id you relocate.