STRENGTH THROUGH EXPERIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AND BEYOND

1968

Onwards
Ship Building

History

The ship building activity evolved from the used machinery sales business with the first barge being built around 1968 for use in Papua New Guinea. Ross had no previous experience in this area when he commenced ship building.

Over the next 30 years many barges and tugs for use in and around the Brisbane River and many overseas locations were built at the Index Slipway & Engineering slipway on Doboy Creek in Hemmant.

Today, well known locally operating boats include the Stradbroke car ferry and the Kingfisher Bay barge going to Fraser Island.

Examples of Index Slipway & Engineering barge and tug.
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