Tropical Reef Shipyard consider ourselves the regional specialists in the areas of repair and maintenance of Australian Defence Force (ADF) vessels and this has been developed from our ongoing experience in delivering these services to the ADF for the last 20 years as well as having conducted numerous slippings of varied military and paramilitary related vessels from United States of America, and various nations of the South Pacific.

Our diverse management team has a broad range of skills & experience in project management pertaining to the refitting of Defence ships and are more than capable of handling defence related projects.

Tropical Reef Shipyard has a long history of experience in defence related work including the completion the LOTE (Life of Type Extension) of the Royal Australian Navy Landing Craft (LCH) and the ongoing refit and repair of these vessels until their decommissioning from service. 

As the preferred maintenance facility for the Hydrographic ships operated by the Royal Australian Navy, we are involved in the maintenance and refit of these vessels. Utilising our extensive depth of resources allows us to meet the ongoing turnaround requirements of such projects.

As a result of our extensive experience maintaining & repairing ADF vessels, we have been assessed by the Maritime Systems Division, Supplier Quality and Safety Assurance Program as meeting the Quality Management Performance Benchmark and recognised as a Key Divisional Supplier to Defence.  We have also been awarded qualification of our slipway facility to the requirements of DEF(AUST) 5000 Volume 2 Part 20. 

We have well developed processes to ensure continued compliance with these procedures, which are regularly audited by Defence.

We build extensive customer relations and have a strong customer focus. Our reputation of being able to absorb potential growth with minimal impact on delivery, without sacrificing quality, has been part of our success with completing our defence contracts.