• The interior fit out of HMAS Hobart, which was done by Taylor Bros. (Supplied)
    The interior fit out of HMAS Hobart, which was done by Taylor Bros. (Supplied)

Taylor Bros Marine are celebrating 85 years and four generations in the marine industry this month.

The company (founded in 1936) specialises in accommodation solutions for defence, marine and offshore engineering products and services, and general marine applications.

 “Taylor Bros is a multi-discipline engineering company with a highly skilled, experienced and flexible workforce located in Hobart, Adelaide, Sydney and Henderson, that can manage project delivery from design to completion locally, nationally, internationally and to offshore installations," Commercial Director Phillip Taylor said.

Taylor Bros contributed to the war time effort in 1942-43 when the workers in the slip yards were classified as essential services personnel and were engaged in the construction of three Harbour Defence vessels and Ambulance vessels, and the repair of liberty ships during their visits to Hobart.

In the last 15 years Taylor Bros has transitioned to become a supplier on some of the nation’s most high-profile naval projects, including multiple accommodation and fit out projects for both the RAN and RNZN.

Taylor Bros contracts include the fit out of accommodation and insulation on the RAN’s fleet of 12 new Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), fitting out the entire accommodation and mess areas on the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD), and refitting the galley and laundry areas and are installing new rescue craft davits and ballast water treatment systems on HMAS Choules.

The company have also undertaken extensive work in the navy’s two Landing Helicopter Dock Ships (LHD) and the two new offshore patrol vessels for the Royal New Zealand Navy. Taylor Bros has also supported the Australian Antarctic Division and CSIRO in their shipping, infrastructure and scientific requirements since 1980.

As an established naval contractor Taylor Bros says it sees 'many opportunities' in the Future Frigate program.

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