Tasmania's maritime capabilities
Bounded by the sea, Tasmania has a highly impressive array of capabilities across the maritime domain with our state recognised for quietly achieving professional mastery in shipbuilding and watercraft construction, maritime systems and equipment, port development and ship operations and research, education and training.
Tasmanian boats are stronger, safer, and faster. Our equipment is tougher. Our systems are more sophisticated. If you build it here, in the toughest water in the world, you don’t have a choice.
Tasmanian maritime story
The Southern Ocean is a place of risk and adventure, a dangerous place of cold wind, rain, and giant seas. Good enough, in turbulent Tasmanian waters, is never good enough. If we fail in the Southern Ocean or Bass Strait, it isn’t a setback. It’s deadly.
Read how Tasmanians isolated by Bass Strait focused on invention and trade throughout the centuries to achieve today’s quiet mastery in both commercial and defence maritime.
Commercial maritime prospectus
Tasmania’s maritime industry prides itself on designing and producing vessels, systems and services that are more innovative, more durable and more reliable than the competition.
Download our prospectus and read about Tasmania’s maritime advantages and capabilities in the area of shipbuilding and watercraft construction; port development; manufactured products and services; and education, training and advanced research.
Defence Maritime Prospectus and Industry Directory
Tasmania’s maritime industry supplies advanced products, systems and services to navies the world over and with modern infrastructure, a skilled workforce and established supply chains, Tasmanian industry can deliver defence forces the solutions they deserve.
Download our prospectus and read about Tasmania’s defence maritime capabilities in areas such as shipbuilding and watercraft construction; port development and ship operations; specialised systems and equipment; and research, education and training.