Listing and selling of Vessels, Licences and Quota throughout the Commercial Fishing Industry

On the 12th July 2019, I have taken ownership of Queensland Fishing Brokerage closely supported by my partner Sarah Smallman. We are very grateful to have Kev still involved in the business. There is no doubt both Kev and Vicky continue to support the fishing industry as they have done. Kev is also continuing in his insurance role through Kev Baker Marine.
They are both stalwarts of the Queensland Commercial Fishing Industry and we would personally like to thank and commend them both for the tireless work they have put in. We look forward to working closely with them.
It’s business as usual at the brokerage and we will provide great service to all current and future clients. Please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin or myself to list any of your vessels, licences or quota or to provide further details on anything we have for sale.
Best Regards,
David Leotta and Sarah Smallman

Phone David on 0412 073663

Phone Kevin on 0477 781334

Australian owned and based company.


ENDS 5.00pm on the 19th of July 2019






Attention Licence Owner’s –
the Review will impact on all QLD Fisheries, not just Trawl.

Dear Contributor,

Regarding funding to seek Legal Advice concerning the current Fishery Review:

We are now calling for your $500 contribution to get the Legal Advice underway AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Account:                    Contribution Account                   

BSB:                               014298   

Account:                      187058682 

Amount:                      $500.00

Please use your name as reference for your $500.00 deposit.

After depositing funds, please send us an email with your name and address to enable us to send you your Tax Invoice.


Information supplied by the Legal team will be supplied
only to contributors.


Many fishers have offered to contribute to getting a legal opinion on this review up and going so I am asking for contributions of $500 per licence owner to be to be deposited into a bank account I will set up specifically towards the cost of getting this legal opinion. Total cost is $27,500. For now, I would appreciate a short email from each interested licence holder confirming this commitment of a $500 contribution and subject to confirmation on raising the sufficient funds I would then proceed with arranging for this action to proceed.

On this legal advice and in the event of no further action being taken, funds over the total costing paid out will be refunded pro rata between all contributors. Contributors names will be placed on our website as a sign of thanks. 

To respond: email me at my new email: [email protected]

Kevin Baker is the account holder for the Contributions
and will be the final decision maker of the fees to be paid out for the legal services.

We (David Leotta, Mark Millward, Ted Woodham and Kevin Baker) met with Law Essentials on Tuesday the 9th of July and were advised that they have engaged the services of a prominent QC to assist in supplying this advice for our Industry. Many hours of research and documentation has been supplied to aid this process.

Contributions already MADE (the more response, the less individual outlay):

Andrew B                   Terry M                       Greg S             Danny B

Brett B                        Brett C                        Bill W             Brett L

Craig H                       Chester M                   Gary B            Chris N

Chris O                       John D                         Des A              Evan R

Eric F                          Vance F                       Jay S                Greg F

Alan M                        Neil H                         Duncan H        John F

Jeff S                           Jim A                          Gary C            Ces K

Ted K                          Kev R                          Mark L            David L

Fergus L                      Luke W                       Mark S            Bill M

Terry M                       Leigh M                      John M            Mark M

Craig T                        Ian N                           Jim S               Ben M

Grant S                        Karen Q                      Ron W             Russell K

Bill H                          Nev S                          John S             Greg B

Mark S                        Mike S                        Kev S              Vicki J

Darren W                    Wayne F                      Ted W             Bob A

Annette A                   Kev B                          Karen Q            Geoff J

Colin F                        Robert B                    Jim N

Lenore T                    Van H                           David M

                               Featured Vessels

TS408 - $850,000 - Vessel, T1 Licence and 9,682 TEU

TS408 - $850,000 - Vessel, T1 Licence and 9,682 TEU

16.60x5.40x2.60 Steel built 1981, 3406 Cat, 5:1 Twin Disc, Perkins 4 cyl 85kva Stamford, 23,000L fuel capacity, 5,000L water, 101mm SS shaft, 52" prop in nozzle, No.8 Jadens, SS try gear, 2 bag winches, 9T refrigeration, good electronics, 3B Certificate of Survey and Operations, Vessel in outstanding condition, owner/operator reluctantly retiring due to health issues and wants a quick sale

LV290 - $30,000 Line Vessel WILL CONSIDER OFFERS nil GST

LV290 - $30,000 Line Vessel WILL CONSIDER OFFERS nil GST

9.22x3.12x.91 Aluminium, Perkins 160HP, 200 hours since rebuild, Borg Warner velvet drive gearbox, 3 blade prop, 600L fuel capacity, 2 berth, gas stove, ice box, Jrc sounder, Lowrance GPS plotter, hydraulic capstan, 2 new EPIRBS + 4 life jackets, 4 man life-raft, 3C & 2C Certificate of Operation, illness forces sale

TS404 - $200,000 + GST boat only

TS404 - $200,000 + GST boat only

16.1x5.12x2.13 timber carvel, built 1978 Bob McLaren, Cummins 855M serviced 250hr intervals, Twin Disc 514C 4.5:1, Perkins 4136 65kva, 4 blade open prop, 7,600L fuel capacity, 3,000L water, 200L oil, 4 berth, + daybed in wheelhouse, electric anchor winch, 415v sealed refrigeration unit, 1,400kg brine deckbox, 82x5kg ctn snap in deckbox, 1,600x5kg ctn room, electric try gear, No.8 Jaden SS winches, 3B QLD Cert of Op 3 crew, 37HU, good Central Coast History. Licence and Quota available to lease.

TS403 - $385,000 - Vessel, T1 Primary + 9,411 T1 Units (188 days)

TS403 - $385,000 - Vessel, T1 Primary + 9,411 T1 Units (188 days)

17.3x5.7x2.7 timber carvel, built 1984 by Bill Ryan, Cummins NTA 269kw, 14,600hrs, Twin Disc 514 5:1, 56" prop in nozzle, Cummins 4B + spare, 38kva, 14,000L fuel capacity, 2,500L water, 500L oil, Boc 4 compessor, 4.9T capacity room & deck snap + 600kg brine tanks, Jaden No. 8 side winches, electric try gear, good electronics, 54 HU. Primary T1, 9,411 T1 Units (188 days) with good deepwater history Bundaberg to Tweed Border. Tows triple rig, plenty of spares. Owner retiring and selling as a package. Vessel recently slipped & hull epoxy glassed by Moreton Bay Boat Works to reduce slipping times and maintenance.