Vessel Works was launched in 2018 in response to the marine industry’s requirement for new facilities where large vessels could be hauled out and accommodated while they underwent refits and maintenance. Vessel Works provided the key infrastructure required by the local marine sector already leading the way internationally in craftsmanship, composites and especially innovation. Its success and positive impact was immediate.
The Vessel Works Marine Precinct is now firmly at the heart of a cluster of boat building and refit businesses and associated marine services. It has unlocked the potential to cater for commercial and recreational vessels and international vessels.
The 3.4 hectare site was master planned with future expansion in mind. If and when demand requires it, additional hardstanding space is available for a total of eleven 40m vessels.
In the future, additional land development lots can be connected to the hardstand. There are a variety of lot sizes available in future stages. In the interim, land areas are available for short to medium term leasing.
Any future expansion of Vessel Works will likely include a number of features such as a dedicated blasting bay. Consideration will be given for keel pits to be integrated into any additional hardstanding pavement.
Vessel Works will consider requests from the marine industry. To date Vessel Works has requests for:
- Additional ablution facilities on the site
- A dedicated area for visitor car parking
- Areas for crew socialising and crew office space
Vessel works will continue to refine its offering including upgrading the supply of high amperage electrical services as required by certain vessels.