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Austal Australia

Diamond Member


Phone: +61 7 4015 1111


Address: 61-79 Cook Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870

Cairns – Mobile Boat Hoist

In June 2019 Austal Cairns commissioned the Pacific’s largest Mobile Boat Hoist. Capable of moving 1120 tonnes, the Italian built seven story high hoist is able to lift vessels straight out of the water for transfer to hard stands or maintenance halls and offers greater flexibility and improved scheduling, capacity and efficiencies for cruising yacht clients.

Austal Australia has always had an impressive refit capability complete with a 1200 tonne rail slipway (80m LOA and 22 metre beam) and over 360 metres of serviced wharf space.

Add in all-weather enclosed maintenance halls and a team of highly skilled and experienced tradespeople and sliphands and its easy to understand why Austal Cairns has become the shipyard of choice for cruising yachts in northern Australia.

Austal provides and operates a complete marine repair and refit facility, established to service Defence, Commercial and Luxury Vessels operating around Australia, East Asia & South Pacific Region.

Austal Australia Mission Statement

To provide a total product and service solution as a high performing, commercially disciplined prime contractor for the design, build and sustainment of defence ships and systems.

Key Capabilities

Please download our Capability Statement for a full overview.

Specialised Work

Including but not limited to:

  • Engine repair/rebuild
  • Machine engineering services
  • High quality paint finishes
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Hydraulics
  • Refrigeration
  • Fabrication
  • Blasting and painting
  • Propeller repairs
  • Shipwrights


Austal Australia draws upon over 50 years experience, and provides and operates a complete marine repair and refit facility.

Austal Australia has been approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Standards.
Luxury Vessel Refits:

  • M/Y Calliope
  • M/Y Ramble on Rose
  • M/Y Mischief
  • M/Y Antipodean
  • M/Y Tribu
  • M/Y Marama
  • M/Y Major Wager
  • M/Y Aquamarina
  • M/Y Andiamo
  • M/Y Dajoshadita
  • M/Y Triton
  • S/Y Hyperion

Plus many, many more.