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08 Nov 11

Motor Marine 35 Years and still motoring along

Success in any business stems from an adherence to good customer service, the ability to adapt to changing markets and offering the highest quality products.

This year, Motor Marine celebrates 35 successful years in the marine industry and has been supplying the people of North Queensland with quality boats, outboards, marine accessories and fishing gear since 1976.

Proud owners Tony and Santina Tantillo have endeavoured to deliver quality products and personal service to all of their customers and have forged a reputation as being one of the North’s leading marine dealers.

For the past 21 years they have been trading as Motor Marine but they started trading in Halifax and Ingham as Halifax Marine, then with the move to Townsville traded as TA Marine until 1990.

Stacer National Account Manager Drew Jackson is very happy to see the success Motor Marine has achieved over the years, especially since 2005 when they became an authorised Stacer dealer.

“Motor Marine is a great example of a family business, with Tony and Santina Tantillo, daughter Francesca and husband Andre and son Sam all working in the business,” Drew says.

“They recently won the 2010-2011 Queensland Stacer Dealer of the Year and run some great advertising in their region and always feature a strong display of Stacer at the Townsville Boat Show so they are definitely an asset.”

Dealer Principal Tony Tantillo is very proud his business has reached the 35 year mark and says Motor Marine is and will be committed to the marine industry for many more years to come. 

“Whilst the past has been vital in formulating our company’s strong profile, our operation is firmly focused on the future and the growth opportunities that exist here. With other major cities suffering from the economic downturn, Townsville continues to grow, making it a rare and unique city,” says Tony.

“It is imperative to keep up standards expected from a 35 year old business and continue to work on the training needs of staff, keeping them in touch with all the latest technology and new boating innovations.”

To celebrate their 35th birthday, Motor Marine will be holding an in-house show in early December where they will have the latest Stacer models on offer along with the team’s award winning knowledge and service.

To experience the best service and best products at the best prices including the latest Stacer models visit Motor Marine in Townsville or visit the website

For more information contact:

Tony and Santina Tantillo – Motor Marine

419 Bayswater Road, Townsville QLD 4814

Phone: (07) 4779 3263

Email: [email protected]