From the Beginning

Established in 1989 by Ian Watson after a long naval engineering stint, Watmarine as it was known then, soon found its feet.  WATMAR quickly became well known in marine and defence sectors.

Within its first few months of operation, the business had formed several key contracts with new customers and had also secured two key OEM partnerships. These original customers and partnerships continue today, illustrating WATMAR’s dedication to service and long-term business relationships.

1997 saw the completion of the purpose-built WATMAR head office at Naval Base, WA.  With the new premises, came several more capabilities to fill gaps in the market.


Watmar Early Days


Partnering with international manufacturers all over the world, WATMAR manufacture and deliver complete fluid system solutions.  Thus allowing WATAMR to support a wide range of applications in commercial, industrial, and offshore environments.

WATMAR’s has four business lines; Fluid Systems and EquipmentEngineering ServicesAsset Management and Engineering Contracting.  Hence allowing our expertise to be delivered to all customer types from Consultants and Designers, through to Construction and Contractors. WATMAR looks forward to the next 30 years of business.

WATMAR's Perth office location when first cleared for development

Simon Watson re-joined the family business after a stint in the government, and in 2015 took over the GM role.

Facilitating WATMAR’s growth saw the addition of the Adelaide branch in 2017 and the Sydney branch in December of 2019.   Plus the addition of mobilisation centres in Cairns and Darwin the same year.

The company’s portfolio has grown over the years from a local marine and defence engineering business, to a national Fluid System Engineering Specialist. The marine and defence sectors are still an integral part of our core business.  But we are steadily growing our national footprint in more industries and sectors.  Therefore cementing the WATMAR name as a “go to name for expertise, quality and service.”



Simon and Ian Watson