Birdon has been awarded the contract to design and build the replacement for the brigantine Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour, which has been operated by the Royal Australian Navy for more than three decades providing youth development and sail training to Australian youth under The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme.
Birdon will work with Dykstra on the core vessel design, and will also be responsible for the design, engineering, and integration of all the vessel’s systems, including mechanical, electrical, propulsion, communication & navigation systems.
The replacement vessel design is testament to over 18 months of hard work from the Dykstra and Birdon engineering teams, and this new contract is a recognition of the team’s ingenuity and capacity.
“It’s an honour to have been selected to design and build the Young Endeavour replacement tall ship. It is a unique vessel, providing leadership opportunities to young Australians that we are proud to be able to ensure continues. It is also an important step in Birdon’s vision, as an Industry Partner, to deliver increasing sovereign capability in support of the Australian Naval Shipbuilding Plan” Birdon CEO Jamie Bruce said.