About Norship Marine

Boat Re-fitting, Dry Dock, Shipyard, Engineering


Norship Marine was established by the Fry family in 1984 initially to service a growing needs of the eastern and gulf prawn trawler fleet as well as the boating community of Cairns. The Fry family’s involvement in Cairns includes the world renown shipbuilding and ship repair company NQEA founded in 1964.

These days Norship Marine’s facilities cater for all manner of vessel types and operations. The company’s friendly staff has steadily grown both in number, skills and expertise to reflect the ongoing demands for its services.

The original 160 tonne travel lift was complimented with the impressive RF400 travel lift machine in 2009 to lift larger vessels and in particular the Australian Patrol Vessel fleet. This now means that tugs, multihulls, motor yachts and other large craft are now able to be serviced at the facility.

Through continuous improvement, the team at Norship Marine strives to service the industry’s growing demands whilst maintaining focus on the individual needs of its many new and loyal customers.

Quality, Safety and Environment

Norship Marine operates a Quality Management System and is accredited to AS/NZS ISO 9001 standard for the repair and refit of vessels up to 400 tonne. Our Quality Assurance manager maintains and makes continual improvements to the system.

Our boilermakers are proficient in welding steel aluminium and stainless steel and are approved by various classification societies.

A Workplace Health and Safety regime is in place throughout the company with administration by our in-house WHS officer.

Norship Marine has an Environmental Management System and carries out regular audits and improvements to waste and stormwater management, particularly from activities such as antifoul washdown, abrasive blasting and spray painting.


Norship Marine is an active member of the Australian Ship Repairers Group and the Super Yacht Group GBR.

Supplier Terms and Conditions

Form ADM045_02 Purchase Order Terms and Conditions