Noakes Group

Restoring Sydney’s working harbour heritage

by Noakes Group | September 5, 2019

A true icon of Sydney Harbour and the “mother” of the Rosman Cruises fleet, Radar is being meticulously restored under the skilled care of the Noakes Group team. Built of Australian hardwood and originally launched in 1947, this classic will soon return to lead the Rosman Cruises fleet of vintage ferries.

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The Lady Gets a Makeover

by David Salter | July 15, 2019

The historic vessel Radar is currently undergoing a complete restoration to be returned to her former glory as the figurehead of the Rosman Cruises fleet.

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Nanni Diesel powering famous Sydney ferry fleet

by Mainsheet Media | May 21, 2019

The Rosman ferries are a familiar sight on Sydney Harbour. Since the early 1900s the fleet, in their distinctive red and yellow livery, have carried passengers from Circular Quay and along routes on the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers. The ferries were originally based in Mosman Bay before moving to Berry's Bay in 1987. In 2008 Sean Langman's Noakes Group purchased the fleet and they are now taken care of by the skilled team at the Noakes shipyard, and have Nanni Diesel engines installed.

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Noakes Group cements support of the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

Yacht-racing legend Sean Langman has further cemented his long-standing support of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia by committing to a four-year naming-rights sponsorship of the Club’s first race of the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series – the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.

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Investing in the Future

by Noakes Group | March 28, 2019

Noakes Group commits to training seven Shipwright Apprentices to fill the gap in a global skills shortage trade, 

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The Other Police Force

by Noakes Group | November 21, 2018

Noakes Group ensures that the NSW Police Force Marine Area Command is always at full operational capacity with our In Service Support units providing a "roadside assistance" style response for NSW Water Police.

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Happy Birthday, Fidelis!

by Noakes Group | November 15, 2018

The Noakes Group team have completed a re-fit of "Fidelis", the elegant 61-foot sloop that won line honours in the 1966 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race.

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Exciting 18ft Skiff Season Ahead for Noakes Sailing

by Australian 18 Footers League | October 5, 2018

Noakes Group will again sponsor an 18 Foot skiff to compete in the Australian 18 Footers League forthcoming season, including the JJ Giltinan World Championships in February 2019.

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New floating dry dock adds to Noakes capacity

by Noakes Group | October 5, 2018

A crucial stage in the further development of Defence & Commercial services at the Noakes Group was completed on 30 September with the successful delivery to Sydney of the division’s new floating dry dock, which is currently stored offsite whilst Council approval is finalised.

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A tale of two boats

by Noakes Group | September 14, 2018

The diversity of Noakes Group expertise was on show this week when the boatyard was entrusted with the care of two famous ocean-racing yachts whose triumphs have come 80 years apart.

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