Bringing our luxury marine service approach to commercial operations across North West WA.

After decades of leading the luxury adventure industry in the region, we have extended our services and infrastructure to support commercial maritime operations in the Kimberley, Pilbara & Gascoyne regions.

Marine Agents Australia provide specialised staffing, equipment and logistics support solutions for our key customer groups:

  • Maritime services & logistics
  • Oil & gas support services
  • Local port authorities

Marine Agents Australia can successfully support all port and waterside projects across the North West of WA.

Our experience working across the region, unique resources and capabilities mean we can deliver:

  • Fit for purpose equipment allowing cost/time effective job completion.
  • An established core support team with over 30 years commercial maritime experience.
  • Extensive infrastructure & networks to meet all logistics requirements.

Marine Agents Australia has built a service driven culture through years of exceeding the demands of the luxury marine industry.

Utility Barge Charter

Utility Barge Charter

“Passenger charter and work vessel”

Port Side Services

Port Side Services

“Hassle free project support solutions”

Water Side Services

Water Side Services

“Specialist equipment and extensive local knowledge”

Utility Barge Charter

Marine Agents Australia would like you to meet Upstart Lady, our utility barge specifically fit out to meet the unique operating requirements of the region.

With 11m2 of unobstructed deck area, 7m2 of shaded work space, a 2.3m landing ramp and custom trailer for easy transport, the Upstart Lady is the perfect choice for:

  • Shallow water operation.
  • Hot shots, provisioning & rubbish removal.
  • Dangerous goods (DGV 2) movement

Specifications Summary

AMSA Unique ID UVI 414928
Certificate Number COS-88073-006
Length 9.4m (overall 11.5m)
Beam 3.1m
Depth 0.89m
Draft 0.45m
Lightship displacement 2.666t
Maximum displacement 8.25t
Engine make/type SUZUKI
Engine Power 2x 200HP
Speed 20KNT
Hull Material Aluminium
Class and Number of persons certified to carry
Class 2C
Crew 4
Unberthed Passengers 12

This vessel meets the requirements of the NSCV C4 standards to undertake Dangerous Goods Voyages as a DGV 2 vessel for Class 2,3,4,5,6,8 & 9 goods



Vessel Particulars
Length (Measured) 9.4m
Beam 3.1m
Depth 0.89m
Draft (approx.) 0.45m
Power 2x 200 HP
Speed 20 KNT
Survey 2C 4 Crew, 12 PAX
Dangerous Goods Class 2 Compliant

Port Side Services

Hassle free project support solutions to reduce cost, time and complexity.

Summary services list

  • Kimberley Port Authority liaison
  • Logistics support including provisioning
  • Fuelling coordination ‘bunkers’
  • Berth reservations
  • Pilotage arrangements
  • Crew transfers
  • Shore based support 24/7
  • Rubbish & waste oil removal
  • Engineering consultancy

Water Side Services

Specialist equipment and extensive local knowledge to support you on the water.

Summary services list

  • Ship and offshore installation re-supply & waste collection
  • Crew transfer ‘port waters’
  • Versatile high speed landing craft
  • Hot shots
  • Provisions, Stores & Supplies
  • Commercial moorings for assorted size vessels

Our Team

Experts in luxury Superyacht services & Commercial Maritime Operations in Western Australia.

Michael Jones: General Manager | Director

A gifted facilitator and qualified vessel Master, Mick has safely negotiated the wild West Australian coastline for decades. That experience has taught him the invaluable nature of detailed planning, making sure everyone has their needs met on-time and on-budget, all while maintaining a keen eye for mitigating risk.

Mick has been key in growing and integrating MAA with large commercial enterprises both in Ports and beyond. His extensive knowledge of the Kimberley region also informs the exciting itineraries we offer in the exploration of this untouched, uncharted wilderness.

Chad Avenell: Director

Chad’s unparalleled marine experience and extensive regulatory knowledge in West Australia make him an incredible resource for everyone who deals with MAA.

He has been a professional seafarer for 22 years, including 11 as a vessel Master, and has been the Fleet Manager and Master for multiple superyachts in WA, including M.Y. Anya (45m), M.Y. Yolo (38m), M.Y. Infinity (38m) and many smaller vessels. Chad has also skippered private yachts throughout the Kimberley, and acted as the port agent in Broome, Perth and various remote destinations.

As part owner and Managing Director of True North Adventure Cruises, Chad’s hands-on experience in luxury marine adventure is integral to the continued growth and success of this business.

Craig Howson: Director

Craig has received an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his contributions to Australian tourism, demonstrating his continual commitment to, and passion for, the Kimberley region of WA.

Mick has been key in growing and integrating MAA with large commercial enterprises both in Ports and beyond. His extensive knowledge of the Kimberley region also informs the exciting itineraries we offer in the exploration of this untouched, uncharted wilderness.

This experience is a major asset for our clients who appreciate his wealth of knowledge, broad range of contacts, and continued desire to ensure everyone enjoys the very best of WA.

Mon – Sat: 9am – 8pm (UTC+8)

Shop 6 & 7 Carnarvon Street
Broome WA 6725