About Austral Marine
Austral Marine CC was started in 1986 as a joint manufacturing facility for the Angler and Ace Craft range of boats. During our 34 year history we have grown the Angler, Panache and Odyssey brands to be the most dynamic, trusted and desired in the South African marketplace.
We see this next stage in the life of Austral Marine as being exciting both for us and our loyal Angler supporters – we aim to be even better that we have ever been and to take on the best that the world has to offer.
Don and Tony Jarratt started their boat building business as a sideline to the existing family business over 35 years ago. Their ambition to do so was brought about by a long time passion for boating and a need to have something different that would cater for their requirements.
Austral Marine CC was started in 1986 as a joint manufacturing facility for the Angler and Ace Craft range of boats. Unfortunately that partnership, because of the differing requirements and approach, was soon terminated and Austral Marine continued with production of the Angler range under the ownership and management of Don and Tony. At the same time an association, which lasted for many years, was started with Waterworld and Ronnie Arenson, who were already established as a leading Angler dealer, to develop and manufacture the Viking range of boats. This was a very successful relationship, for both parties, that lasted many years.