Following a busy year of construction, Brisbane Ship Constructions Pty Ltd, a BSC Marine Group company, delivered its first vessel, MSY AUSSIE LEGEND, an Incat Crowther design to Sydney Harbour cruise operator Matilda Cruises (formerly Sail Venture Cruises) in 1995.


Aussie-Legend-and-Harbour-B.jpg (10460 bytes) MSY AUSSIE LEGEND; a 26 metre all aluminium motor sailing catamaran in survey to USL 1C is presently owned by Matilda Cruises and operates regular harbour cruises, functions and events on Sydney Harbour.


BSC Marine Group at the time of it's formation in 1994 had a significant body of collective experience in the management of complex custom design and construction boat building projects.



Australian Yacht Builders Pty Ltd launched MSY - The Other Woman, a 192' luxury mega yacht in 1991. 


Michael Hollis, Managing Director, founded BSC Marine Group in 1994. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Australian Yacht Builders Pty Ltd (1990-1994) a wholly USA owned company responsible for building the world's largest privately owned yacht at the time (192'); MSY The Other Woman which yacht won a number of international awards for excellence.

From time of founding BSC, Michael has committed the company to design excellence and to world best practice in manufacturing systems and sustainable quality assurance.

Since 1995 BSC has focused primarily on commercial vessel design and construction including fast ferries; patrol vessels; sail cruisers; offshore vessels and special purpose vessels.

The company has specialist project management capability which is suited to larger projects. The company has an interest in the economic development of larger projects. 

In R&D since 1998 the company has built thirteen (13) new design prototypes for testing and review of performance and efficiency; seakeeping and engineering systems, which prototypes are all in commercial services. Following prototype testing, scaled best of breed designs have been developed for specialist applications including fast displacement and semi-displacement catamaran ferries (smooth water to open water); high to very high speed monohull patrol boats; and displacement monohulls - in length ranges typically from 20 metres to 60 metres.

Since 1995 the company has committed to in-house development and improvement of software for its project manufacturing systems and document control. This networked project management software, named ShipShape, brings together all facets of the business.

Michael became a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) in 1998. In 1987 Michael obtained his post-graduate masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie University Graduate School of Management, Sydney. In a career prior to forming his own consultancy in 1990 Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse before moving into commerce and industry in a corporate development role.

Michael has been an active member of various industry associations over the years and was a director of the Australian Shipbuilding Association from 1999 to 2004.


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