ABOUT US

Universal Marina Systems (UMS), is a wholly Australian owned independent non-franchised company with operational bases in Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales.  Born out of the recognition and desire to bring to market a state-of-the-art range of marina products that have evolved to offer today’s client the ability to make economically sound investment choices which promote sustainability without compromise to style or design.

OUR MISSION

While keeping the product ahead of our competition we have maintained the “keep it simple” approach, minimising maintenance and installation times. Our personnel are passionate in all aspects of the marine industry, and are committed to producing a quality product and service to their customers. Using proven methods, Universal Marina Systems aims to set the bar in pontoon, jetty and marina design and engineering techniques.

OUR TEAM

Peter Stanley

General Manager

Peter was a founding Director of Walcon Marine Australia, which operated for a period of over 10 years under his management prior to him selling his interest back in 2011.  Peter was historically on the Board of Directors for the BIA of WA & a past director of MIAA. Peter has been involved in the marine industry for over 14 years.

Peter is responsible for the complete management of Universal Marina Systems including sales, costing, and production. Management of the installation programme is directed through the on-site Project Supervisor.

Aaron McKenna

Queensland Manager

Aaron is responsible for managing the business on the East Coast of Australia, covering all aspects of sales, marketing, planning and project management. He is committed to ensuring Universal Marina Systems lead the way in supporting boaters through the sensible management of Australian waterways access.

Prior to moving into waterways infrastructure Aaron served 10 years with the Boating Industry Association. He worked at all levels of the organisation, most recently as Queensland Manager with oversight of all aspects of the Queensland branch from developing the business service offering to engaging with Government on matters that impact on boating

Karen Cleveland

Contract & Financial Administrator

Karen has been with Universal Marina Systems since its inception and brought with her over 20 years of contract and finance management experience predominantly from within the UK Construction Sector.  Karen is responsible for structuring and managing the company’s finances and management systems. 

On a day to day basis this involves working closely with all areas of the business from initial tendering, through to contract negotiation with both the client and supply chain. Equally importantly, Karen works with our Production Department to ensure we continue to monitor quality and performance against a series of robust auditable systems and procedures.

Henry Beevor

Engineering

Henry also joined Universal Marina Systems at inception as an undergraduate mechanical engineering student.  Over the last 4 years Henry has successfully completed his Engineering Studies graduating with a 1st class honours degree and subsequently taking up a full-time position with UMS.  Henry has been responsible for evolving the UMS product applying great innovative advancements to already proven structurally sound principles. 

Routinely he balances our drive for continual product improvement with the design and planning of our client’s requirements in the most efficient and economically viable way; ensuring compliance with all relevant Australian Standards and best engineering practice.

Josh Stanley

Supervisor

Josh joined Universal Marina Systems in early 2017 and has been involved in the marina construction industry for almost 10 years. His experience ranges from fabrication and assembly to Project Supervision and Management roles including the Sydney and Sanctuary Cove International boat shows, along with other major projects.

Josh is responsible for the daily management of production and our assembly team. He coordinates the production and delivery of the floating marina system and ensures that production is quality controlled and completed efficiently.