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The E Marine Story

Many boat buyers lack the knowledge and expertise to understand that boat beauty is more than skin deep. Lured at boat shows and from glossy brochures, they unwittingly purchase vessels that become an ownership burden from day one.
Disappointed and disillusioned, many of these people quit boating altogether and seek other recreational pursuits. Our experience has taught us that boat owners that lack experience will remain long term customers if they are guided to make the right purchase in the first instance.
E Marine Motor Yachts was formed in 2006 with the objective of offering the Australian boating community vessels of timeless style, quality and enduring value with a level of personal service that comes from a passion for excellence and a genuine understanding of our customers.
Working on and around boats all his life, Jed Elderkin has amassed a wealth of experience in many facets of the recreational marine industry in diverse markets worldwide. In Australia, he discovered that many of the imported craft for sale were unsuitable for their intended use. Many of the customers that purchase these craft have been left with a bitter taste as what they had anticipated to be a pleasure, turns into an expensive and disappointing experience. 

E Marine Motor Yachts is a boutique boat dealership that sells and services only boat brands that are exceptional and perfectly suited to the climate and conditions present in coastal Australian waters.

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Why E Marine?

  • 14 Years in Australia and counting!

    15+ Years in Australia

    Dedicated and wholly focused on sales and service of vessels offering beauty, function, and practicality.

  • Service Experience

    Service Experience

    We are specialists and experts in our brands. We sell and service Back Cove and Sabre Motor Yachts exclusively.

  • Joy of Ownership

    Joy of Ownership

    Our group of boat owners are passionate about their boats. We know you will be too. Find out why!

But don't just take our word for it...

  • I have had power boats since I was a teenager with an 18 foot put-put. The boats, over the years, have included Haines Hunter 233, 243 and SF680 and power cats and a Boston Whaler 28 Encore .
    Beginning retirement at 70. I was looking for something a little bigger and I happened to stumble onto the Back Cove and Jed Elderkin.
    How fortunate was that!
    Jed's relaxed, friendly approach is underpinned by a deep knowledge of his product and welcome advice to a purchaser.
    The Back Cove 340 is the best purchase I have made in a very long time.
    The after sales attention is unsurpassed.
    About the boat:
    Wth the 340 having the outboards, it leaves so much storage underfloor that this was a major selling point to my wife.
    It also means that you get a very quiet ride and excellent performance.
    It fits our waterfront pen being just under our 12 metre limit.
    Jed has a key and is welcome to trial it with any prospective purchaser.
    David and Suzanne Lhuede

    David and Suzanne
  • Hi Jed, I just wanted to let you know that we had a fairly severe hail storm up on Bribie Island the other day with golf ball size hail stones and 120klm winds. I was on the boat at the time and there was no damage caused to the boat and we faired much better than other boats moored in the marina. Thanks for importing such a well made vessel and introducing us to the back cove way of life. Cheers Colin and Toni Reese

    Colin Reese
  • We have had the pleasure of dealing with Jed over the past 12 months leading up to the recent purchase of our Back Cove 37 Classic . At all stages from initial discussions, sea trials to final delivery he went out of his way to accomodate our needs and assist us, ensuring that we were both informed and enlightened by the experience. Jed’s professionalism, honesty and integrity is clearly evident and we appreciate the pride he has in his magnificent product . We would have no hesitation in recommending him to others no matter where they live as he ensured distance was never a problem. We look forward to our future interactions with Jed and consider him a true friend. 

    Greg and Ronda Butt - Back Cove 37 Classic
  • We have had our Back Cove 37 for several years now, and what I love about E Marine, and in particular Jed-- it’s not just that he sold us our boat Tricky, it's the after service of what Jed does. He goes beyond customer service. He has become a very loyal friend, and I would recommend E Marine and Back Coves to anyone. The service is outstanding, and the product is bringing so much joy to our lives, each and every day. E Marine has made boating a dream, compared to when it used to be a dread from our GB 52. Since upgrading to a Back Cove, my life as a shipmate is a delight. We would highly recommend that every boating person at least treats themselves to looking at a Back Cove before making a decision in the market. 

    Miriam and Peter Brewer - Back Cove 37
  • I had never before owned a boat before, not even a dinghy, and Jed told me that I was very lucky to find the Sabre brand. At the time, I didn't quite know what he meant but I do now! Three months after our purchase, he took us on tours of the Sabre and Back Cove factories in Maine, USA. To see the craftsmanship that goes into these boats is just WOW! Amazing!  It was a wonderful experience and it was also a pleasure to meet his family and friends there (including his mum!). Jed has always availed himself with tips and advice for a novice like myself and you can sense the pride he has in these high quality Maine-built crafts.

    Bob Stephens - Sabre 42 #046
  • Jed has recently sold me a Back Cove boat. I found him to be extremely helpful and informative as well as honest to deal with. I have found my boat to be an absolute gem. I have just had it surveyed and it received a glowing report (as well as a lot of interest from people visiting the marina)! I have no hesitation in recommending Jed or Back Cove boats to anyone.

    Jeff Malineack - Back Cove 26
  • We took 4 years to sample and decide on our next boat. Jed (with Peter) showed incredible patience and was always willing to showcase the latest from Back Cove until that eventful day when E Marine delivered the perfect match... our BC30, Newark. We have now had Newark 5 years and we use her every chance we get. We know that should we have any queries, Jed is always on hand to get advice. If we ever replace our wee ship it will be Jed and the E Marine team who get the call.

    Martin and Helen McVicar - Back Cove 30 #020
  • We were keen to have a boat for our family, however we had little experience with boats. Jed Elderkin at E Marine was very patient and helpful and guided us through the process. It was a pleasure to work with him on this purchase. We give Jed a big thumbs up !

    Mark and Pip Warner - Back Cove Downeast 37 #017
  • We purchased our Back Cove 30 ft from Jed 7 years ago and it has been a wonderful addition to our family. Over that time Jed has remained in touch with us & to this day we can pick the phone up and Jed is more than happy to answer our questions or provide advice. We just love our boat as do others who often stop and admire her in the marina . Last year we joined a tour hosted by Jed of the Back Cove and Sabre factories in Maine USA. The quality of the craftsmanship and attention to detail was remarkable to see in is day and age. No wonder our Back Cove is still in excellent condition despite her age! If we were ever to purchase another boat it would be from Jed and it would be a Back Cove or Sabre. The relationship with Jed and the quality of the product is such that we would look no further.

    John & Louise Buxton - Back Cove 30 #043

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