Closing Down

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After much consideration the decision has been made to close down Australian Workboat Brokers.

Please be assured that I will be doing my best to see through the current leads, contracts & deals that we have in the system, however no new business will be accepted after February 28th.

I would sincerely like to thank my past employees & most recently both Alana Gidley and Troy Dwyer for their professional attitudes and dedication to the positions and responsibilities they held with AWBB. Troy has been with us for nearly three years, he is an experienced sailor and Master <24m, with a degree in Maritime Logistics and Management. Having newly relocated not long after Troy came on board, it was reassuring for me to know that AWBB’s enquiries and listings were being well managed and our client relationships developed. Alana joined us almost two years ago and despite knowing nothing of the Maritime Industry, her technical acumen and background in both Administrative and HR Management meant that she quickly stepped up to her role managing the Office, Admin and Data Management, before also adding Contracts Lead to her responsibilities. Alana will continue to assist AWBB with ad-hoc contracts and administrative support until she is otherwise engaged in a new position. Should you have any openings in your organisation that might fit either Troy’s or Alana’s skill set, I would encourage you to contact them directly, through their respective LinkedIn accounts. For any questions or comments relating to the above information, or if you would like to follow up regarding a vessel currently have listed with AWBB, please feel free to contact me directly at or on +61 437 029 291.

Sincere apologies for the inconvenience this has caused to any of our clients. Your continued support over the years has been greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

James (Jim) Pearse

Managing Director

Australian Workboat Brokers Pty Ltd

Barge Required
Mid Dec delivery

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AWBB is Buying Now

We have a purchase requirement for a barge

 ~ 5000t – 7000t
 ~ 10t p/m2
 ~ Suitable for bulk cargoes
 ~ Ideally fitted out with side boards
 ~ Bow door preferred (not ess)
 ~ Delivery at fairly short notice (Mid December)

Please call Jim Pearse on 0437 029 291 or email me  with any prospective barges on offer

2019 AWBB Merry Christmas and shutdown dates

Christmas is coming…

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During our Closure-
If you would like to enquire on a vessel, please Contact Us with the Reference number.
If you have an urgent enquiry, or need to contact one of our Brokers, please call James Pearse on +61 437 029 291 and leave a brief message.

Merry Christmas!

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2 x 23m 28TBP Tugs Available For Sale Ex Western Australia

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New to market at this price, the team at Australian Workboat Brokers has 2 x 23m 28TBP Tugs Available For Sale

TG0576 – Currently operating as a harbour towage tug

Built: 1995, Australia
Beam: 7.4m
Draft: 2.24m
Survey: AMSA 2B, up to date
Engines: 2 x Cummins KTA38m
Speed: 13 knots
Bollard Pull: 28t
Accommodation: 4 pax
AUD $ 1,050,000 plus GST ONO
AUD $735,000  (plus GST if applicable)

TG1365 – Currently on Hard Stand details below
Built: 1985, Australia
Beam: 7.1m
Design draft: 3m
Engines: 2 x MTU 396 TB 83 – 1 motor out after being fully refurbished, requires new turbos and dynotune before reinstalling
Speed: 13 knots
Bollard Pull: 28t
Accommodation: 4 pax
Survey: Suspended, pending re-powering
Comes with a very large list of spare parts
AUD $525,500 plus GST ONO

We have been instructed to PRESENT ALL OFFERS – Prior to March 31st

With a willing Owner who is motivated to sell, AWBB would encourage interested parties to contact AWBB, or call Troy on 0499 649 842, for additional vessel details, to book an inspection or present an offer at their earliest convenience.
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A new addition to the fleet for Heron Construction

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Following a successful journey from Weipa, Australia to Whangarei, New Zealand, Heron Construction have taken over ownership of a very capable 24m EuroCarrier 2395 Multipurpose Vessel which they have just recently launched in new colours.


Greg Kroef from Heron Construction gave thanks to everyone at Bhagwan Marine and Australian Workboat Brokers (AWBB) who helped ensure this transaction happened as smoothly as it did considering the logistics involved and tight timeline.


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Med Marine Successfully Launched Rimorchiatori Riuniti Group’s 30m Tugboat

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A 30m 80TBP ASD tugboat built by Med Marine, leading Turkish shipbuilder and operator, at its group-owned Ereğli Shipyard was successfully launched in Ereğli Shipyard on January 30th, 2019.

The vessel is a RAstar 3000-W class tugboat designed by Robert Allan Ltd. The tug will be operated by Tug Malta Ltd., a company belonging to leading Italian Rimorchiatori Riuniti Group. She is set to be delivered to Tug Malta Ltd. in April 2019.

The high-quality tugboat features 80 tonnes bollard pull with enhanced escort towing and seakeeping performance.  She has the length of 29,70m, the beam of 13,30m and the depth of 5,45m and has following tank capacities:

FUEL OIL                                 203,40 m³

FRESH WATER                        18,40 m³

LNG compatible, the vessel has twin MTU 16V4000M65L engines which develop a total output of 2 x 2.560 kW (app. 6866 bhp) with a free sailing speed of 13.0 knots. State-of-the-art this tugboat utilises 2 x ROLLS ROYCE US 255 P30 FP thrusters with 2800 diameter and carbon fiber shaft.

She has Rolls Royce heavy duty escort towing winch, Rolls Royce ETWH 2500/1200/AW20,5 mooring capstan, Data Hidrolik DHC 5000 E40PI/P/11 5 ton electric driven capstan and DTH 90-135P towing hook.

The vessel provides accommodation for 8 people; it is climate-controlled and includes a captain’s cabin, an officer cabin and two double crew cabins.

The vessel’s general notations are as follows:


A full video can be watched on MED’s YouTube channel:

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Australian Workboat Brokers are exclusive agents for MED Marine in Australia. Med Marine & Eregli Shipyard of Turkey, build state-of-the-art technology tugboats, pilot boats, line/workboats and chemical/oil tankers. Contact us to find out more about their extensive range and finance options.

Open tug for towage – West to East

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We have a 30t BP tug situated on the West Coast.

She is looking for towage opportunities. She will be heading in a northerly or easterly direction pending opportunities early in the new year.

Please enquire for more information or interest.

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Seasons Greetings

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Seasons Greetings from the team at Australian Workboat Brokers

AWBB will do our best to respond to any urgent enquiries over the holidays. However, please note our office will be closed from Wednesday, December 19th 2018, through to Sunday, January 6th 2019.

We would like to thank our clients for your continued support, and contribution in making 2018 both productive and successful. We look forward to working with you all in 2019. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Australian Workboat Brokers.

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Modular Jack Up Barge
18m x 18m – For Sale

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Modular Jack Up Barge for Sale or Charter

Australian Workboat Brokers have a Self-Elevating Modular
Jack Up Barge for Sale or Charter, ex Northern Australia

At 18m x 18m, with a maximum payload of 83 Tonne, this unit is DNV GL USL
Class 2C restricted (valid to 2022), and it is ready to be put to work.

Built in 2012, the Combifloat C5 unit comes with:

  • Two sets of Spuds and Spud wells- 36″ x 34m, as new (installed), 30″ x 27m (currently on land)
  • 2 x Diesel-driven Hydraulic power packs (PP128S/PP129S) – Jacking speed -1.2m/6 min
  • Tow Bridle for pulling & Tug-Assist Push Point
  • Omni Star 8200HP- Geotechnical Drilling Positioning System
  • Cobra 6600 Telescopic Crane (1600kg @ 3,28m / 830kg @ 6.32m)
  • Divided 20ft Container, with Gen-Set power supply- One End- kitchen facilities, crib room, 1200L potable water tank, A/C and Geo-Table, Other End- storage room for oils/chains/equipment
  • Man cage with ½ moon cut out (for easy install of legs)
  • Moon Pool in the central pontoon
  • Two sets of Legs
  • Adjustable, custom-built, Gangway; Handrails throughout; and a compliment of Safety and Environmental Equipment

Price Guide: AUD $1,910,000 (plus GST if applicable)
Charter Rates: Available on request

For full details on this rare opportunity contact us now

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Flat Top Construction Barge and Crawler Crane available Ex Eastern Australia

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Flat Top Construction Barge and Crawler Crane – Available for sale at an attractive new rate

Australian Workboat Brokers invites you to view our online Showcase of photos and specifications, where copies of the relevant Vessel and Equipment Brochure can also be downloaded.

Whilst this Vessel was initially built in 1992, it has undergone a significant rebuild in the last three years. Additionally, she holds a current AMSA Survey 2A certification which is valid until Sept 2021 and boasts a four-point mooring system. Also featured is a Kobelco Crawler Crane 7150, which is supported by a strengthened crane-pad.

Vessel and Equipment Specifications:

40m x 16m x 3m Flat Top Barge:

  • AMSA 2A Survey until Sept 2021
  • Built 1992, quality rebuild 2016
  • 1000DWT
  • Strengthened crane pad, with 7T/m2 deck load elsewhere
  • 4 Hydraulic Winches
  • 4 point mooring system
  • Heavily constructed, painted and treated internally
  • Deck gear is of high quality and heavy build

150T Kobelco 7150 Hydraulic Crawler Crane:

  • Supported by a strengthened crane pad
  • 150T Capacity (Heavy Duty)
  • 10 yearly inspection completed

Contact us now to receive full details and take advantage of this exclusive opportunity. 

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