Small Craft: Sales and Service

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RFD began in 1920 with the development of inflatable flotation bags to support early aircraft from disaster should they come down in the sea.

RFD liferafts and dinghies were employed during WW2 where they saved the lives of thousands of allied personnel. Today, RFD liferafts and lifejackets are used by shipping, airlines and Defence forces here in Australia as well as overseas.

RFD (Australia) Pty Ltd is part of the Survitec Group of companies which includes RFD Beaufort, DSB, Eurovinil, RFD Japan, WH Brennan, RFD France, RFD New Zealand, Survival One (Multifab), Shark Group, RFD Beaufort Inc. USA and Ballonfabrik Augsburg.

Since its beginnings in 1920, the RFD group has expanded its operations in Australia with the aquisition of MW Hydrostatics in 1997, Anover Holdings and Megoz in 2000 and CABA Australia in 2003. These companies bring many years experience and a greater range & diversity of products to the group.
Incat Crowther is a medium size naval architecture firm offering a diverse range of solutions for demanding applications, with an emphasis on efficiency, reliability, safety and practicality.

Achieving optimum results in today’s demanding marine environment requires a partnership with a naval architecture firm which adds maximum value to the businesses its serves.

Incat Crowther’s success is founded on the model of ‘Robust Ideas’. The company has a proud history of developing forward-thinking concepts on a robust foundation, allowing the company to evolve and offer innovative solutions with best practice engineering, vessel design and client service, consistently delivering optimum results over the long term.

Incat Crowther has over 30 years of vessel design experience, 400 vessels in operation and 90 ships currently in the design or construction phase. Vessel designs range from passenger ferries, workboats and leisure boats, to government patrol boats and landing craft.
UGL is a proud Australian company and long-term partner to the Australian Defence Force offering comprehensive integrated solutions throughout the entire life cycle of defence assets including engineering design, manufacture, supply chain, maintenance and refurbishment capabilities.

From warship modernisation programs to innovative through-life support services for a broad range of naval ship classes, the maintenance of weapons systems, and electrical and instrumentation systems, UGL offers a complete range of sustainment solutions to support mission critical assets for its defence clients.

The company’s success in this sector is based on established local capabilities and resources, including workshops, fabrication facilities and a wide range of engineering and technical skills, supported by a team of defence professionals, with extensive experience in Australian and international military standards and protocols.

Delivering client driven, sustainable solutions through the safe provision of integrated supply, maintenance and asset management services forms UGL’s core objective in the defence sector.
SME based in the Sydney Region. Providing Mechanical Fitting, Rigging and Insulation directly. Providing Coded welding, fabrication, coatings, electrical works and NDT through a verified list of Suppliers.
24/7 access to Defence sites. LRQA accredited for Quality, Environmental and Safety

Austal Systems Pty Ltd

Austal Systems Pty Ltd (formerly known as Australian Technology Information Pty Ltd or ATI, ASIC change of name notification attached) is an Austal Group company, with more than 20 years of systems integration experience in the defence and paramilitary markets.

Company capabilities include:

- Hardware Design and Manufacture
- Software Design and Development
- Equipment Installation and Commissioning
- Equipment Repair and Maintenance
- Logistic Support and Documentation
- Training, and
- Project Management

Main business activities include data link test and analysis, radar and radar test and repair, FLIR repair and maintenance, IFF maintenance, command and control system development and sales, submarine emergency beacon test and maintenance.
Relegen Pty Ltd is a leading provider of enterprise asset and risk intelligence software, item serialisation, auto-ID, RFID, enterprise mobile applications and data improvement solutions to Defence and asset intensive organisations across Australia and around the world.
Steber International currently manufacture a range of commercial and recreational boats ranging in size from 20ft to 65ft for domestic and overseas markets. We also repair,refurbish and re-power existing craft.

Steber International have licensed technology from NSW company SolarSailor to develop, build and manufacture Steber Solar Sailor USVs (Bluebottles) for the markets of defence,security, oceanography, hydrography, oil and gas.

We have diversified into manufacturing a range of fibre-glass components to client requirements and have engaged in survey work and valuation reports for insurance companies.

Australian owned, H.I.Fraser has been providing engineering design, product, manufacture, maintenance and repair services in Australia and Asia for over 50 years.

Our expertise is gas, fluid and waste systems for industries including oil & gas, pipeline, naval, rail, commercial marine, commercial diving, commercial buildings, mining and general industry.

Dean Buckingham Boatbuilding

I have been a boatbuilder for nearly twenty years, building mostly carbon composite race yachts, and also carbon composite race car bodies.

I have also run large marine painting jobs and am confident in all aspects of frp,coatings and project management.

Babcock International Group

Babcock Pty Ltd is the Marine and Technology Division of Babcock International Group serving Australia and New Zealand and based in Adelaide, SA. With representatives in Sydney and Canberra the combined workforce in the region is approximately 270, but worldwide around 26,000 skilled staff workers design, build, manage, operate and maintain assets that are vital to the delivery of many key public services. Our market-leading reputation is based on one key fact: Babcock is a partner which can be trusted to deliver.