CURE MARINE

MEET OUR TEAM

Meet the Cure Marine team: Visionaries behind 28 acclaimed vessels, with vast open-water experience, prestigious race victories, and over a million hours in design and production, blending expert engineering, craftsmanship, and sailing prowess.

DAVE BIGGAR

Founder & Partner

Dave has been a major player in the Australian Composites industry for the past 20 years. With a major focus on the Design for Manufacture process and a passion for Australian Manufacturing, Dave built “ZONE RV” into one of Australia’s leading off road camper producers…

Eventually, it was only natural for Dave to combine his composites and manufacturing background with his lifelong passion for sailing and boating in general.

Under the Cure Composites brand, in conjunction with Ian McMahon, Dave has been responsible for some of Australia’s most admired performance multihulls.

2023 will mark the arrival of Cure Marine onto the global marine stage and that can largely be attributed to Dave’s vision and foresight in driving the technological innovation that the company will utilise to produce a “best in class” product.

Away from the business, Dave maintains a strong family focus whilst also making time to experience all that Australia has to offer through caravanning, sailing and flying aircraft.

Ian McMahon

Founder & Partner

Ian is a veteran of the Australian Marine industry with no less than 28 boats built to his credit. Having taken a bit of a break from building and launching boats in 2016 to focus on his flat panel composite interests, Ian was lured back by a custom 70ft sailing catamaran project…

Which has now been branded the “Cure Marine Custom 70” and will be the first vessel launched by the new Cure Marine brand in 2023.

Ian continues to manage aspects of the flat panel business and is regarded as one of the foremost experts in this area in Australasia.

Cure Marine depends heavily on Ian’s experience in all areas of marine manufacturing, not least of which to ensure that the product is in line with a standard that Ian has demanded from all builds that he has been involved with.

Ian has also ensured a strong family influence within Cure Marine with both his sons, Kai and Lachie, actively involved with the business.

Away from the yard, Ian is an avid boater and family man.

CARL BIRD

CEO

With a strong background in banking and business management, Carl has been appointed as CEO of the Cure Marine brand to oversee its push onto the global stage. As a former part of the management team at our sister company “Zone RV”, we couldn’t be happier to have Carl back in the family…

Previously, Carl was the owner and director of one of Queensland’s largest sailing schools that focussed on both education of new-comers to the sport as well as a focus towards instruction of all aspects of marine safety.

Carl’s strong business acumen and passion for boating makes him the perfect person to push Cure Marine to its next level of development.

When Carl is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his young family and still finds the time to get out kiting or surfing wherever possible.

SEAN BROWN

Leading Hand Production

With a wealth of experience, Leading hand Sean Brown has been a focal point of the operation at Cure Composites for the better part of a decade. Having “cut his teeth” at McConaghy Boats award winning facility in China, Sean decided that the Sunshine Coast was where he wanted to call home and raise his family…

With an eye for detail and an impressive composite resume, Sean is a pivotal part of the Cure Marine Team.

LEIGH CHAMPION

Leading Hand Production

With an impressive international career in composites, Leigh fulfils a senior role both on the production floor and in the production planning sphere…

Having managed many impressive builds including the McConaghy Reichel Pugh 65 “Moneypenny”, Leigh knows what it takes to build vessels at the standard required by Cure Marine.

Based on the Sunshine Coast with his young family, Leigh enjoys fishing from his offshore Kayak in his downtime.

LEE RANDALL

Business Development Manager

Having represented brands such as Beneteau, Bavaria and Aquila, Lee has covered most of the bases in the world of boat sales…

Now as the Sales and Business Development Manager for Cure Marine, Lee’s responsibility is both global sales and the recognition of the Cure Marine brand.

Away from the office, Lee has also been a key member of the Black Diamond Yachting crew which is currently campaigning a Reichel Pugh 42, a prior Cure build.

JAMES NOVAK, PHD

Design Manager

Coming from a widely diverse background in technology-based manufacturing, James also has several literary and scholarly achievements to his name…

Within Cure Marine, James fulfills a crucial role streamlining the interaction between the design office and the production floor.

James’s experience and knowledge base with technology utilized currently within the group make him an important addition to the Cure Marine team.

SID THOMPSON

Resource & Logistics Manager

Recently joining Cure Marine, Sid has a wealth of diverse experience in the marine industry and is responsible for the smooth handling…

of the thousands of inputs that go into building a Cure 55.

Sid also has extensive experience in the rig and handling systems area which will no doubt prove invaluable in the sea-trialing of each Cure Marine product.

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