BSC Marine Group builds to in-house designs and to third party designs.

Current and recent projects include:

 - 20m catamaran passenger ferry for New Caledonia

  - 20m patrol vessel for South Australian Police

  - 2 x 33m x 400pax ferries for Gladstone Ferry

"Successful design and build projects requires a blend of research and development; technical competence; experience; workmanship; and project management skills. We have nurtured and developed this blend of skills within the framework of a quality assured and systematic approach for the benefit of our customer." 


The following is an index / reference list of completed construction projects by vessel name in alphabetical order, with links to further information on each project:




  • BANERABA (meaning locality of "Toowong") - launched December 1998


  • BARRAMBIN   (meaning locality of "Breakfast Creek") - launched November 1996

  • BINKINBA   (meaning locality of "New Farm") - launched December 1996

  • ORCA; formerly COUGAR; formerly YASAWA FLYER I



  • FANTASEA 88 (formerly SUZANNE)


  • FANTASIA; formerly FANTASEA 88; formerly SUZANNE



  • HQ56

  • HQ57

  • HQ58

  • HQ59



  • JASCON 14

  • JASCON 15

  • JASCON 16

  • KURILPA   (meaning locality of "West End") - launched November 1996 

  • MAGGIE CAT - January 2007

  • METEOR CLIPPER - launched 10 November 2007

  • MIANJIN   (meaning locality of "Gardens Point") - launched December 1996

  • MIRBARPA (meaning locality of "Indooroopilly") - launched November 1996 


  • MOOROOLBIN (meaning locality of "Hamilton Sandbank") - launched October 1998

  • PV5-10 first series - 6 x 9.8m Hong Kong Police Interceptor Boats

  • PV11-16 second series - 6 x 10.3m Hong Kong Police Interceptor Boats


  • SUN CAT - January 2007

  • SUZANNE  launched 18 June 1999




  • TUGULAWA   (meaning locality of "Brisbane River at Bulimba") - launched November 1996 



MV Aussie Legend - Sydney Harbour

MV Aussie Legend - Sydney Harbour


MSY AUSSIE LEGEND  (Incat Crowther design)

Brisbane Ship Constructions delivered "MSY - Aussie Legend" to Sail Venture Cruises / Matilda Cruises in November, 1995; completing this unique custom project on time and within six months of contract signing.

Aussie Legend is a Crowther designed 70 tonne lightship all aluminium 26 metre x 12.5 metre beam motor sailing catamaran designed for harbour dining, functions, and sightseeing cruises.

The vessel has a fully equipped commercial galley, complete with walk-in freezer, for catering in restaurant mode for up to 200 guests. On the main deck the entertainment facilities include a bar and dance floor.

Aussie Legend commenced cruise and charter operations on Sydney Harbour in early December 1995, as scheduled, in time for the busy festive season. Since then she has featured prominently in all major harbour occasions, including being an official Sydney Olympic yacht racing vantage to officiating at the start of the annual Sydney to Hobart race.




BSC Marine Group, builders of the first eight CityCats for Brisbane, teamed up with designer AimTek, to construct six (6) x 38 metre low wash passenger ferries for operation on the Thames River in London. The last two of these vessels were loaded onto a large transport ship 1st December 2007 complete this major export order for our industry.
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Commissioned by Fantasea Cruises, this 10m "Rail Punt" was designed and built by BSC as a 1E MSQ Survey transfer punt for 2 crew plus 22 passengers for transfers from a mothership to Whitehaven Beach and/or from Helicopters to Reefworld on the Barrier Reef. For crew operation only the vessel is in 1D survey.



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A 25 metre BSC design passenger vessel for coastal passenger ferry operations. (BSC Design Ref. D05_24c) was launched in July 2000. 

The vessel is a 192 seat passenger ferry designed to Lloyds Register SSC G2 and under survey to USL 1C restricted to 50 nautical miles offshore.

The vessel is of all aluminium construction, is powered by two Volvo 163P engines at 680hp each, and has a full load service speed of 26 knots. The vessel is operated by Fitzroy Island Ferries operating transfers to the island out of Cairns.



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Launched September 2002; MV Flinders is a BSC designed monohull patrol boat operated by Queensland Department of Boating and Fisheries.

The vessel in Survey to USL 2B and allows for extended cruising at 16-18kts. The vessel has a maximum speed of 22.7 knots. The vessel has cabin sleeping accommodation for eight crew. For high speed interception during patrol operations MV FLINDERS carries a high speed RIB on the aft deck designed for quick release (under 30 seconds including boarding time) whilst the vessel is underway.

The vessel is self sufficient for extended cruising with it's own desalinator and laundry. Other facilities include galley / mess and separate workshop.

MV Flinders Photo Gallery:

25 March 2009 - vessel back to port from a five day offshore trip.


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In April 2002 Queenslander I was sold to South Sea Cruises Ltd, Fiji and BSC undertook a substantial interior and exterior refit of the vessel, including full re-paint prior to delivery to its new owners. 



MV Suzanne

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FANTASIA (formerly FANTASEA 88, formerly MV SUZANNE)

The vessel was designed structurally to Lloyds Register SSC G2 classification and built to USL 1D Survey having an LOA of 26.4 metres, a beam of 7.8 metres and under dual NSW and Queensland Survey for 150 passengers and three crew. Comfortable interior and exterior amenities provide maximum versatility to an operator; with interior features including a bar / kiosk and external features including an upper / observation deck.

The design has proved a versatile 1D (partially smooth water) vessel with good tunnel clearance and reserve buoyancy allowing normal service in conditions well beyond that of previous generation low wash vessels whilst retaining its minimal environmental impact characteristics - through low wash; low emission engines; and Lectra-san environmentally friendly toilets. In a fully loaded condition the vessel achieves a maximum service speed in excess of 26 knots with 2 x 490 bhp Caterpillar 3196 electronic main engines.

FANTASIA is owned by Transtego operating on the Tego River in Lisbon, Portugal.


Hong Kong Police PV7
Hong Kong Police PV7 - PV12


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PV HQ56 - HQ59   

In March 1998 the GROUP completed and delivered four (4) x 23 metre x 42 tonne high speed (30 knot) all aluminium high speed Patrol vessels for export to the Vietnam Department of Customs. The vessels were built under survey to both Bureau Veritas and to USL 2B. All four vessels were built simultaneously and completed within fourteen months, including an extended trials period.



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Eight (8) Citycats in formation




City Cat in Brisbane River


In late 1995 Brisbane Ship Constructions was awarded a competitive contract to build six high speed low wash passenger ferries ("CityCats") for the City of Brisbane. The vessels have an LOA of 26metres, beam of 7.2 metres and a carrying capacity of 130 passengers. The vessels have all aluminium hulls and composite superstructures and operate at an average full load service speed of 21-22 knots with 2 x 367 bhp Scania main engines.

BSC has built eight Citycats operating on the Brisbane river. The initial order for six vessels followed our success in an international tender. The first six vessels were constructed simultaneously - the six vessel project being completed in a record time of eleven months, on budget, and three months ahead of a demanding production schedule. As proudly stated by Council the tender was won by a local company on it's merits "not by favouritism to a local builder but by an outstanding proposal and tender and clear winner".

The Citycat service was officially commenced with all six vessels in service by November 1996 and continues to be a highly successful and internationally acclaimed success - proudly showing off Brisbane from it's best vantage to over six million city visitors and commuters per annum; the service demonstrating sustained annual growth.

The GROUP received an order for two further 26 metre "CityCats" from Brisbane Transport in 1998; one being delivered in September 1998 and the second delivered in January 1999.



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MV DELPHI  (BSC design)

Design ref. BSC D20a is a 19 metre fast (28-30 knot) monohull workboat.  The vessel is designed to Lloyd's Register SSC G3 and under flag survey to USL 2B.

The vessel is presently operating as a patrol boat by Queensland National Parks and Wildlife.


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