|Tropical Reef Shipyard is a privately owned Australian company employing up to 150 personnel. Established in 1977, the shipyard has been dependant upon its unrelenting attitude to provide quality service aimed at providing a reliable turnaround for all customers. |
The energy and determination of the loyal management team and dedicated staff, enhances the shipyard’s commitment to providing an unparalleled service in the region. This has led to our continued success.
We are able to offer a comprehensive range of ship repair services through our staff and extensive supplier network.
Located in the city of Cairns, we are serviced by an international airport, providing ease of access for customers, as well as an import to access supplies from around the world.
Tropical Reef Shipyard is fully accredited to BS EN ISO 9001: 2000/AS/NZS and is committed to providing a high quality, secure, environmentally friendly and cost effective refit venue for our customers.
We appreciate your time in reviewing the services that can be provided by Tropical Reef Shipyard. Our management team believes that we can provide you with value and quality service, which is consistent with the reputation built over the last 30 years.
Our investment in the business, including its valuable staff and customers, and our drive for constant improvement, allows us to provide world class services.
With the largest slipway capacity north of Brisbane, we are well placed to service vessels from Darwin to Brisbane, the South Pacific and Asia, the local marine industry, and those fromfurther afield.
We trust that you will become one of our many loyal customers, who have repeatedly been serviced by the business and look forward to developing long and mutually beneficial relationships with you.
Our experienced on-site team and contractors incorporate people with the entire range of specialist skills required to repair a vessel.
The range and depth of the team includes designers, draughtsmen, engineers, marine refrigeration specialists, shipwrights, welders, electrical and mechanical fitters, grit blasters, aluminium fabricators, painters, instrument technicians and electronic, amongst many other areas of skills available to us locally.
We are proud of our loyal staff, many of whom have been with us since we opened our shipyard. Without them we would be just another shipyard - with them we have become a leader in our field.
We have similar long term relationships with many of our suppliers, enhancing our ability to deal with repairs quickly and efficiently.
Tropical Reef Shipyard has a 100m, 3000 tonne capacity slipway catering for a wide variety of vessel types. As the largest slipway north of Brisbane, Australia and one of the largest in the Pacific, when combined with our deep water berths and outfit/repair wharves, we are able to cater to many different size vessels. In addition to the large slipway, the shipyard also has a floating dock facility capable of docking vessels up to 350 tonnes. This allows for slipway or afloat repairs of vessels.
The yard is fully equipped with Cranes up to 100 tonnes, Elevated Work Platforms, Commercial Spray Machines, Water Blasters up to 40,000psi and workboats to 3 tonne bp to assist with vessel movements, amongst many other industry specialised equipment.
The full machine workshop includes repairs and rebalancing of propellers, which is carried out in-house.
Our onsite store allows for the provision of essential stock items, which assists with a fast turnaround of vessels.
The combination of our skilled staff and contractor base ensures we provide you with full customer service.
3000 TONNE SLIPWAY
VESSELS TO 100M
ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE PACIFIC
HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF WORK 24/7
DEEP WATER BERTHS
CRANES UP TO 100 TONES
ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS
WORKBOATS TO 3 TONE BP
350 TONNE DRYDOCK
FULL MACHINE WORKSHOP
Our knowledge and experience extends to a wide variety of vessel types, ranging from trawlers, through to tugs, passenger ferries, fisheries research vessels, super seiners, off-shore supply vessels, tankers, cargo vessels, yachts and Defence vessels.
Our experienced on-site team, and extensive network of more than 1500 proven, capable and quality assured suppliers and unlimited access to international marine support agencies, combined with our well equipped facilities, offer a comprehensive range of ship repair services. Lloyd’s and ABS approved, our tradesmen are effective in all areas ofship repair.
Our well equipped facilities enable us to repair and refit vessels quickly and efficiently. We are able to meet customer schedules due to our ability to run 24 hours.
All providoring services and accommodation requirements for ship’s crews are located centrally and can be arranged by Tropical Reef Shipyard as required. On-site, ship’s officers and crew can be provided with serviced conference and office facilities.