BSE Cairns Slipways

Leaders in Ship Care and RepairBrian Keller

Cairns – Mobile Boat Hoist

In June 2019 BSE 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.

BSE Cairns Slipways 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 BSE Cairns has become the shipyard of choice for cruising yachts in northern Australia.

BSE Cairns Slipways 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. BSE Cairns Slipways is a subsidiary of BSE Maritime Solutions based in Brisbane and is well in tune with customer requirements for timely, quality and competitive repairs and refits.

BSE Cairns Slipways Mission Statement

BSE Cairns slipways is dedicated to providing vessels of all classes with first class repairs and services. We are dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction and believe this is achieved by providing quality workmanship within budget and on time. We have a strong commitment to listening to our clients and endeavour to provide the most innovative and best practice approach to any repair issue.

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


BSE Cairns Slipways draws upon over 50 years experience, and provides and operates a complete marine repair and refit facility.

BSE Cairns Slipways 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.