Birdon is a highly experienced boat builder, with significant recent and relevant experience in specialised, high-speed vessels. Birdon personnel also have experience with subsea mine countermeasure systems including AUVs, ROVs, towed bodies, and launch and recovery systems.
Birdon also brings its expertise in waterjet marine propulsion systems and experience working with autonomous vessels, remote control vessels, and control systems.

Birdon’s clients include Australian and International Departments of Defence, local, state, and federal government departments, large commercial clients, and port authorities across both the public and private sectors. We are known for our ability to produce specialised watercraft to meet the needs of our customers.

Our highly qualified naval architects, marine engineers, shipwrights and other tradesmen are skilled in:

Port Macquarie Yard

Birdon’s extensive Port Macquarie shipyard – incorporating a dry dock, slipway and all-weather aluminium and steel fabrication sheds – allows several projects to be undertaken simultaneously.

Birdon’s Port Macquarie facility is licensed to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week which allows for shift-work for time-critical projects.

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