Our Company


Established in 1960, RL Marine has been servicing the marine Industry for over 50 years. RL Marine prides itself on it’s commitment to delivering quality workmanship, within budget and on schedule.

Our Company aims to sustain long term growth by:
Being committed to our customers
Ensuring the health and safety of our team, visitors and contractors
Investing in technology, Plant and equipment and training and developing our team.

RL Marine are well known specialist in general engineering and the fabrication of complete propulsion systems. We offer Hale computerized scanning for propeller inspection, tuning and repair ensuring the maximum performance and economy of your vessel. In addition to fabrication of complete propulsion systems RL Marine also supplies individual components including: Rudders, propellers, skegs, nozzles, stern tubes, PSS Seals, Countrose Bearings, White Metal Bearings, Aqua line Bearings and Bronze Bearings.

Our Hemmant manufacturing and service, fabrication and refit facility is located at Brisbane Marine Industry Park, Hemmant. This waterfront facility provides complete fitting for your propulsion system including engine installation, alignment and commissioning.

The Hemmant premises also offers machining capabilities while specializing in refit work. This refit division offers aluminum, steel and stainless steel repairs, modifications and new fabrication. Services offered include: exhaust systems and lagging, stabilizers, welding, ship repair, wear plates, retractable duckboards, awnings, pipe fabrication, header tanks, mast replacement, header tanks, winches, prop speed, sandblasting and antifouling.

Company Structure

company structure

Plant and Equipment

Hale MRI Propeller Measurement Recording Instrument
Band saw
Hale MRI Propeller Measurement Recording Instrument
Shaft straighteners
CNC Lathe
Various compressors
CNC Lathe
Press 100 T
CNC Lathe
Press 50 T
Spanish Lathe, 3mtr bed, 5 ½ spindal ball
Radial arm drill machines
Yangiron Lathe, 1mtr bed
Colchester mastiff lathe, 1.5 Mtr bed
Pedestal drill machines
Forklifts – 3 ton and 2 ton
Sandblasting Cabinet
Pacific Mill, 1.5 Mtr bed
Simpson Mill, 2Mtr bed
Feronius Welders
Lincon 275 Welders
Caddy Welders
Various other power sources and welders
Pipe bender
Service Vehicles x 4, fully tooled, one equipped with 1000kg lift.
Portable hydraulic jacks to 50 Ton
12M scissor lift in test
Forklifts 5 Ton and 2.5 Ton with man cages
2 x 5 Ton Isuzu Truck and 1 x 10 Ton Isuzu Truck

Quality Control

RL Marine are committed to the traditional priorities of quality workmanship and customer satisfaction.
We aim to provide superior customer service through the use of quality materials and the provision of quality workmanship with reliable delivery.
The nature of our business places particular emphasis upon experience, workmanship, capability and quality. RL Marine attaches major importance to completing a quality job, on time, ensuring a high degree of customer satisfaction, delivering repeat business.

Propulsion Systems

RL Marine has specialized in the fabrication of complete propulsion systems for over 50 years and has an excellent reputation within all areas of the marine industry including; commercial, super yachts and pleasure vessels.
RL Marine work closely with boat builders and marine designers to fabricate a propulsion system that will maximize the performance and economy of your vessel.
RL Marine can fabricate complete propulsion systems or supply individual components including:

Stern Tubes
Sand Seals
PSS Seals
Aqua line Bearings
Count rose Bearings
White Metal Bearings
Bronze Bearings


RL Marine provide a computerized design and technical calculation for the correct estimation of propeller sizes. Our computer will calculate a propeller to match the specifications of your boat. We use the Hale MRI system to ensure the highest performance for your vessel.
The Hale Propeller Measurement Recording Instrument is a sophisticated, versatile computerized three dimensional propeller measurement device.
We design propellers made from Nibral and manganese bronze.
The Hale propeller measurement recording system enables our specialized propeller technician to accurately repair or tune your propeller to minimize vibration and increase the performance of your vessel, achieving designated RPM .  Often by re-tuning your propeller (adding or reducing pitch) you can obtain correct RPM for warranty purposes for your engine.


Commercial Vessels Previous Projects

RL Marine has developed a well-respected reputation for delivery of commercial refits on time and on budget. Our many commercial clients include but are not limited to:
Mipec, Bay Island Transit Systems, Stradbroke Ferries, Svitzer, Kanimbla Charters, Fodico, Pacific Tug, 1770 Great Barrier Reef Cruises and Tangalooma Wild Dolphin resort.
Projects have included: bow extensions, full new build of glass bottom boat, Z-peller installation in conjunction with Rolls Royce, new engine installations, Lancing, DNV certified ship repair, propeller repair or fabrication, Stainless Steel welding, hull and bow ship repair to name a few. The best way to see our full capabilities is to come to site and tour our work shop. Justin Lough Director is available on PH 0409625122 to arrange site tours.
Vessel: Ken Harvey, Turtle and Sea Lion (Vessel’s refitted together, 14 day turn around.

Health and Safety Policy

RL Marine is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all its employees, visitors and contractors.
Our goal is to ensure that each and every employee, visitor and contractor returns safety home to their families at the end of each day.
This will be achieved by:
Adhering to all relevant current legislation and being informed of legislation changes
All incidents, accidents and near misses reported and investigated
All risks identified, assessed and control measures implemented to eliminate or reduce potential to cause injury, as per the hierarchy of control.
Encouraging a “Safety First” Culture amongst all team members.
Training and Developing our Staff on Health and Safety.

Environmental Policy

RL Marine is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and managing our work procedures to ensure the well being of our environment for future generations.

We will manage all our activities with concern for the environment by ensuring adherence to relevant environmental legislation, codes of practice and industry standards.

In particular we will:
Continue to improve work procedures, sourcing of materials and energy to improve sustainability.
Fabricate products that can be produced, transported, stored and used and disposed of safely.
Seek ways to enhance the contribution we make to the community by improving work procedures to minimize the impact on the environment.
Provide training and development for our team to understand work procedure and their impact on the environment.
Communicate openly about our environmental performance.
Require all team members and contractors working for us to comply with this Policy, relevant legislation and with industry codes of practice.
“Valuing a sustainable environment”

Business References

For Commercial References please contact Justin Lough who will provide contact details.

M/Y Jeremy
This is a letter of thanks and recognition to the crew at Rogers & Lough for their work in the course of our major refit in Brisbane. There were many substantial engineering projects thrown their way and they would work quickly and whatever hours were required to finish the projects on or before schedule and would go to whatever lengths required assuring a high quality result. Henning Heinemann Master, M/Y Jeremy 20/03/2010

Sir I really wish to convey our sincere appreciation for the superb service which you continue to provide to my skipper, Darryn Muldoon at the Gold Coast, in regard to our vessel Reefrunner. You supplied two new shafts last year to the vessel and it has only recently really been sailed around the Bay area, but the skipper informs me that whenever he has contacted your firm, about a couple of things like stuffing boxes , and shaft balancing etc, you have been there on the spot, and ready to do whatever, whenever.. and we have had no such response from other marine engineers, locally that worked on the vessel, quite the opposite in fact, and we have been “ripped off” by them. Please be aware that your reliability and excellent service is being discussed and your firm will hopefully reap the benefits ten hundred fold, of what you do for us and our boat, we may be here in the middle east but we depend on honest, reliable and TRUSTWORTHY people such as yourself,while we are away and you have proved that you do, indeed look after the customer even after the job has been done.
Kind regards Royd Kennedy October 2,2009

I just want to thank you so much for your prompt service. I was beside myself, as I had bookings paid for all this week etc .Can you make a note of things that needed doing so when I get it serviced about March
Karien Brownlee-Smith September 22, 2009