Dunsborough based research and development company, Nauti-Craft Pty Ltd have been recognised for their innovation in the maritime industry.
Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia has congratulated the company for winning in the prestigious 2017 Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards.
Nauti-Craft was awarded the civil small to medium entersprise innovation grant of $10,000 for its patented marine suspension system, which provides increased levels of ride comfort, control and stability through an interlinked hydraulic system.
The company is one of a number of WA’s small to medium-sized enterprises, along with South Metropolitan TAFE, being hosted on the Defence West stand during Pacific 2017, a major defence and maritime exhibition in Sydney.
The enterprises represent a broad range of defence and maritime services and products, including engineering, underwater technologies and manufacturing.
Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia said it was important to recognise the innovation in the defence sector.
“Western Australia’s maritime and defence sector is innovative, competitive and modern, from major contractors to small and medium-sized enterprises,” he said.
“Being here at Pacific 2017 with industry leaders from 35 countries has only reinforced my belief that our defence industry is ready to take its rightful place on the global stage.
“I congratulate Nauti-Craft on winning this prestigious award and look forward to seeing what comes next for this innovative WA company.”