High-Speed Aluminium Fishing, Crew and Patrol Vessel Design
- Company Details
- Products & Services
- White Papers
- Press Releases
- Regional Offices
- Contact Company
Southerly Designs offers a wide range of designs incorporating many variants of patrol craft, crew and offshore support vessels, fishing boats, pilot boats, ferries and leisure craft, all of which are delivered as a complete design package for the shipyard or owner / builder.
Southerly Designs has an office in Port Denison equipped with the best in CAD/CAM hardware and software, backed up by an extensive database of real-world data from the many vessels built to our designs. We are able to provide a complete design service, from 2D / 3D conceptual design through to class approval and nested plate kits.
Offshore support and crew boats
Southerly Designs has built a reputation for the successful design of crew and fast support vessels for the oil and gas industry. We have designed vessels from 8m to 55m in length, to all internationally recognised classes and guarantee a design that will match clients' specifications and expectations.
Our designs feature practical and comfortable layouts for crew and rig personnel accomodation, and high-strength cargo decks designed to accept a wide variety of cargo needs carried on a highly efficient hullform.
Outside of Australia, these designs are offered under an exclusive partnership with Strategic Marine
Patrol and military craft
Southerly Designs has a large database of patrol vessels for a wide range of applications, many of which are in service with government authorities in Australia and South-East Asia. New designs are always being added, and we can custom design for any application.
We have proven designs for offshore and harbour patrol, high-speed interception and general patrol craft. Our designs are backed up by proven performance in the feild and we have the experience to deliver designs that will exceed the most demanding specifications.
Southerly Designs director John Fitzhardinge began designing fishing vessels for the West Australian rock lobster fishery in the 1960s. His designs quickly became the standard 'WA Crayboat' and the evolution of his design work, which incorporates the best new ideas and technologies, means Southerly Designs can offer the most modern, efficient vessels to the fishing industry.
We have also designed a number of vessels for deepwater line fisheries, crabbing and fish farming, and have the experience to custom design for any application.
All Southerly fishing vessels feature highly efficient hulls proven at sea by many satisfied fisherman over the years. Built in high-quality marine-grade aluminium alloy to standards that exceed class requirements, a fishing boat built to a Southerly Design is there for the long haul.
Southerly Designs have recently introduced a range of pilot boats that combine the legendary sea kindly Southerly hulls with innovative features and practical arrangements to facilitate the greatest level of comfort and safety for Pilotage operations.
These vessels have been turning heads and impressing Pilots and crew since their debut in 2015.
Our pilot boats feature aluminium hulls that can be combines with either an integrated or resilient mounted superstructure constructed in FRP or aluminium.
Southerly Designs provides customised solutions for all types of general and special purpose workboats. We have vessels in service for crew transfer, general cargo, refuelling, live lobster transport, landing craft, harbour work vessels, line handling, and marine survey roles.
We can design a bespoke solution for your specific needs or adapt one of our existing vessels.
Ferries, launches and tourist vessels
In addition to our core vessel designs outlined above, Southerly Designs has also designed a range of other vessels. These include cat and monohull ferries up to 40m, launches and tourist vessels.
The designs feature modern aesthetics and practical layouts, backed up by the same attention to detail and solid structural design common to all Southerly Designs.
For more information on our services and to talk to us about how we can help you, please visit our website or contact us using the details below.