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.
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.
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.
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.
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…