A Long-Standing Business in the Top End

Boatland Winnellie specialises in Mercury outboard motors and Horizon boats, particularly in their product sales and services in The Top End. 

Trusted Marine Specialists

We have been providing the local people of Darwin with marine servicing for the past 40 years. We sell and service Mercury Outboard motors, Horizon aluminium trailer boats, as
well as, Steyr marine diesels and Dunbier boat trailers.


If you want to ensure that you get only the best quality boat, turn to us. Boatland Winnellie is a fully authorised Mercury dealer. We have a team of outboard re-power specialists, to work out the right option for you, and can handle all marine engine repair work for the brands we carry.


In addition, we are equipped with Mercury and Steyr diagnostic tools to provide you with the most optimal service. Our factory-trained technicians will deliver quality results every time you employ their help. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, our team of professionals has the highest level of skills and necessary expertise that allow us to offer you the best solutions.

Meet Wayne “Buffalo” Ross

Buff, our manager at Boatland Winnellie, is widely known for his tenacity in fishing and is a long-time Territorian fisherman. Here are several of his recognitions:


  • Holder of 5 world records and 4 Australian records in game fishing

  • Champion N.T. Angler 1988 Barra Classic

  • Member of the Champion Mixed Team 1988 Barra Classic

  • Biggest Barra caught 1995 Barra Classic 99cm

  • Champion Angler 1996 Barra Classic

  • Captain of Champion Mixed Team 1996 Barra Classic

  • Champion Angler 1998 Barra Classic

  • Captain of Champion Team 1998 Barra Classic

  • Runner-up Champion Angler 1999 Barra Nationals

  • Champion Angler 2000 Barra Nationals

  • Member of Champion team 2000 Barra Nationals

  • Champion Angler 2001 Barra Nationals

  • Member of Champion team 2001 Barra Nationals

  • Champion Angler 2002 Barra Nationals

  • Member of Champion Team 2002 Barra Nationals

  • Member of Champion Team 2003 Barra Nationals

  • Member of Runner Up Champion Local team 2005 Barra Nationals

  • Member of Champion Team 2006 Barra Nationals

  • Biggest Barra Caught 2006 Barra Nationals 112cm

  • First Fish 2007 Barra Nationals

  • Biggest Fish Caught 2007 City Gardens Challenge

  • Guided over 15 Anglers to World Record claim fish


  • 20 years as a professional fishing guide

  • Hotel manager by trade

  • Retail experience in fishing and marine trade

  • TV presenter of "Top End Tails" for 10 series

  • Running Barra Base fishing lodge for 8 years

  • Numerous boat tackle and trade show appearances

  • Currently handling sales and operation for Boatland Winnellie

Meet John Hollingworth

Started his marine outboard apprenticeship in Tasmania in 1979 progressing  through to work on 2 stroke outboard motors and high performance powerboats , involved in both the high speed power boat racing and high speed ski racing, including assisting in an outboard motor high speed world record attempt, and winning the King of the Tamar Ski Race as a driver.  John also worked on all brands of marine 2 stroke outboard motors and work with commercial Abalone Divers and recreational Cray fishers. 


John moved to the NT in 1998 to work as a lead Mechanic for Boatland Winnellie, before diversifying into Parts and Sales as well. Specialising in Optimax Direct injection motors, John is also trained in the latest Mercury 4 stroke technology .


Meet Daniel Prosser

Started his marine outboard apprenticeship at Boatland Winnellie in 1995, he progressed through to work on 2 and 4 stroke outboard motors and Mercruiser and Steyr  stern drive motors, before setting up his own mobile marine service for 4 years.  Daniel returned to Boatland to run the workshop in 2014. Daniel is also trained in the latest Mercury 4 stroke motor technology, and specialises in the new marine electronics associated with the latest Mercury electronic systems.