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A world class shipyard in Australia


Servicing resident & visiting fleet


Fully accredited to ISO 9001:2015


A proud, privately Australian owned success story

Tropical Reef Shipyard Cairns Australia

Tropical Reef Shipyard is a privately owned, world class shipyard in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia.

Servicing global Defence, Paramilitary and Commercial customers, Tropical Reef Shipyard provides technically appropriate, “value for money”, on time sustainment solutions.

Tropical Reef Shipyard is Australia’s premier marine maintenance destination.

  • 3000 tonne lift capacity
  • 135m long Dry Rail Slipway
  • Accommodate vessels up to 110m
  • Fully ISO 9001:2015  accredited
  • World class facilities
  • Direct access to the Great Barrier Reef
  • International Airlinking
  • Servicing resident and visiting fleets

Your trusted marine servicing and refit partner

Established in 1977, Tropical Reef Shipyard has built a reputation for quality workmanship and reliable turnaround times.

Tropical Reef Shipyard’s 150+ dedicated personnel and extensive supplier network provide a range of sovereign Australian ship repair services.

“I would like to thank TRS for your support with the alignment of both main engines/gearboxes on Te-Mataili II. In particular I would like to thank the Fitter team who supported Austal at short notice, working long hours to ensure a successful outcome.”

Stephen McCullough
PPB ISS Maintenance Operations Manager, Cairns | Austal Australia

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July 7, 2023

Tropical Reef’s work with foreign Defence hits the news

Cairns' Tropical Reef Shipyard (TRS) work with the Royal Navy makes news with "In June 2023 TRS completed a package of work on the…
February 15, 2023

BME NQ and Tropical Reef Shipyard complete sea trails, testing on the local Cairns waterways

Over the last couple of months, BME and TRS have completed 6 Sea Trails of 6 ASW boats for Army Marine. The Army Safety Watercraft…
February 15, 2023

Tropical Reef Shipyard (TRS) and BME NQ deliver Four 7.5m Boat and trailer packages

TRS & BME NQ have passed a significant milestone delivering 2 X Army Safety Watercraft (ASW) to Townsville Army Base and 3 X ASWs to…
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