About Us

Britton Maritime Systems has been established since 1987 specialising in the manufacture, maintenance and integration of military / law enforcement and commercial craft. As BMS has evolved over the last twenty years, a far greater emphasis has been placed on the construction and maintenance of military and law enforcement vessels. We are very conscious of the need to stay focused on our core product being providing military, law enforcement and commercial clients with a superior product to that of our competitors, coupled with through-life technical and maintenance support. The company’s base is Kurnell, near Cronulla in southern Sydney where all design, production, and manufacturing operations take place. This includes Gemini rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), Ellis tactical boats, specialised fire pumps, commercial craft and specialised unmanned surface vessels (USV). The company has also increased its product and service range with the introduction of Shark Marine underwater navigation and search systems ( in service with the Royal Australian Navy), Telephonics Trulink Wireless communication systems (in service with the Australian Defence Force), Vessel Arrest Systems and a new line of boat designs from Shoreline and Brunswick.

BMS has sole distribution agency status with such companies as BAE Halmatic RHIBS ( Portsmouth UK), Gemini Boats and Mark Ellis Boats all of which have been supplied and are in service here with Federal and State Government bodies. BMS utilisers both OEM and proven subcontractors for hull construction with the final products outfitted at BMS premises at Kurnell under an ISO 9001:2008 Qualified production system in full compliance (as required) with NSCV survey rules. The use of certified contractors permits BMS to surge production and manage several build activities in parallel. Having recently passed audits undertaken by the Royal Australian Navy under the requirements of the Naval Technical Regulatory Framework, BMS is able to claim compliance to the most demanding standards for systems engineering, configuration management and safety.

In relation to marine craft construction and support BMS has capabilities to support a comprehensive array of GRP, alloy and steel marine craft design and shipwright services, associated platform systems design, maintenance and overhaul, and support services. In-house capabilities in hypalon, inflatable and solid foam and rubber systems allow for a “one stop” support craft build and maintenance facility. BMS also has complimentary skills in areas such as GPS, Radar, navigational equipment, communications (internal and external), autonomous systems and tracking systems (including support and repair facilities) and training.

BMS has a lengthy history of building and maintaining vessels within the USL/NSCV frameworks. Our company has provided customers (over a number of years), including Customs, Federal Police, Navy, Emergency Services, and other State and Federal bodies, with high quality maintenance and support services of marine craft in satisfaction of demanding regulatory requirements.

Our company prides itself of staying at the forefront of the marine industry.