Our Staff

About Our Staff

Gippsland Ports boatyards staff includes fully qualified shipwrights, fitters, welders, travel lift operators and painters. Many of the staff has experience working in both private and public enterprises, and as a whole have over 100 years of marine industry experience, most of this in the local environment.

To complement this experience, the boatyards are fitted out with the most comprehensive vessel maintenance and repair equipment and facilities in the region, which enables the highly skilled staff to undertake vessel repairs, maintenance and service to the highest of standards.

Paynesville Team – (03) 5156 6352

  • Paul Vernon
    Paul Vernon Boatyard & Slippiing Facilities Manager
  • Gail Crowe
    Gail Crowe Boatyard Administration Officer
  • David McCaskill
    David McCaskill Boatyard Foreman
  • David Self
    David Self Travel Lift Operator
  • Shayne Oakley
    Shayne Oakley Fibreglass repairs and Spray painter
  • David Miller
    David Miller Marine Expert
  • Abel Stewart
    Abel Stewart Boatyard Worker
  • Rick Eadie
    Rick Eadie Boatyard Worker
  • Jordan Farquhar
    Jordan Farquhar Boat Yard Apprentice
  • Ray Hassett
    Ray Hassett Fitter & Turner
  • Steve deWaal
    Steve deWaal Fitter & Turner / Welder

Bullock Island Team – (03) 5155 6950

  • Brett Greer
    Brett Greer Bullock Island Boatyard Team Leader
  • Wayne Peel
    Wayne Peel Boatyard Worker
  • Mark Beresford
    Mark Beresford Boatyard Worker