About Kirby Marine
Established in 1988, Kirby Marine has drawn on its expertise in the structural, architectural and marine fabrication of aluminium to expand into the construction of customised commercial and pleasure craft for a diverse section of the boat building industry - both locally and internationally. In an on-going effort to improve its products, Kirby Marine continually strives to develop new designs and manufacturing methods, resulting in the highest levels of quality and innovation that can only come from custom manufacturing. We have developed our product through continual feedback and dialogue with past and present customers. Our association and support from a variety of contractors and support businesses enables us to respond to our customers' needs and wish lists. With every vessel, we look at ways to further streamline the construction process and endeavour at every mission to set a high standard of quality for Australian products.
At a time when RIBs were exotic rarities, Kirby Marine adopted the Naiad range of basic designs and virtually created the Australian market for commercial RIBs. Although many small builders and importers have now moved into the market, Kirby Naiads are regarded as the benchmark. Apart from outright effectiveness and retained value, Kirby Naiads earn repeat orders from operators because of a key ingredient: Kirby's "relentless commitment to existing customers".
Kirby Marine's services include high quality interior and exterior refits and refurbishments - from simple refurbishments to complete refits. A recent example was the rebirth of the 10m 'Jaimee Lee' who had been in service for 6 years as a WA Police patrol vessel. We undertook a rebirthing and refurbishing project to modify the 10m to be serviceable and fitted out for a dedicated sea rescue vessel for Rockingham VMR.
Another recent refurbishments was the 6.8m 'RV Upton' for Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group. After securing funding for an 11.5m and realising just how it enhances their rescue operations, the group invested in a 6.8m Naiad from Margaret River which was being sold to make way for a new 7.3m.
The first ever Naiad built by us, 6.8m 'Spare Rib' did the rounds as a fill in vessel for FESA Volunteer Marine Rescue WA, travelling up and down the coastline to various groups when in need. When she came back to us as a trade-in, we took to her and performed a facelift - 2012 6.8m 'Spare Rib'.
Our modern, well-equipped workshop is located in Western Australia's Henderson Marine Precinct (15 minutes south of Fremantle).