Naiad – Yamba Welding in NSW

In an interesting follow-up to our recent relationship with Oracle Racing and Naiad of Newport, RI, I was contacted by our distributor in Australia. Paul Madden, of Southern Cross Textiles, provides SeaDek non-skid material to Yamba Welding in New South Wales. Yamba builds a large variety of boat and was kind enough to send over some images of our product installed on two Naiads built at their facility near the mouth of the Clarence River.

The first photo is of a police patrol boat:

The second is an ocean rescue boat, also a Naiad:

About Yamba Welding & Engineering:

“Yamba has been in the business of building Aluminium Boats since June 1974. We are located in the beautiful seaside town of Yamba in northern NSW, at the mouth of the Clarence River – the biggest river on the eastern seaboard with about 100 river islands – plus Bundjalung National Park to the north of the river and Yuraygir National Park to the south. And for the surfers, there is right hand break at Angourie Point.

And  we love our boats.

Over the last three decades we have built a great variety of boats from the smallest at 4.5m to the largest so far at 24 metres. The basis of the  business is Commercial Vessels covering Pilot Boats, Patrol Boats, Fast  Cats, Tourist Boats including Glass Bottom Boats, Jet Boats, Luxury  River Cruisers, Eco Tours, House Boats, and the list goes on. Also in our stable are PRO PUNT®, OCEAN CYLINDER® and PACIFIC SPORT FISH® and on 28th September 2010 – YWE was appointed the exclusive builder for NAIAD Boats in NSW, Qld and NT.

To find out more about Yamba Welding & Engineering click here . We hope you enjoy our new Website and we look forward to assisting with your project.”

About Southern Cross textiles:

“Southern Cross Textiles is an Australia wide distributor of quality industrial grade textiles including tufted and nonwoven carpet, fibre, vinyl, PVC matting and woven acrylics for the marine, automotive, transport and furniture industries.

Take a look at our extensive product range that covers a diversity of uses and situations from interior fit outs to exterior floor and wall coverings for cars, boats & more!

We also offer special manufacturing options like ecospun for green friendly textile and carpet production, and Fosshield to add a protective layer so textile stays free from bacteria, fungus and odour!

Select any products of interest to find out more or even order samples. Go to product range now.” 

About Naiad:

“Naiad is anything but ordinary!  With over 25 years building boats for commercial operators, we know what it takes to design and build a tough, dependable, yet attractive and functional boat. In many cases, the lives of crew and passengers depend on the strength and design integrity of our boats.

Naiad offers one of the largest ranges of RHIB sizes and models in the world, and an extensive selection of pleasure, tender and commercial craft.

  • More than fifty proven hulls from 2.5 to 24 metres
  • Open boat, console, half and full cabin designs
  • Outboard, inboard, stern drive, jet drive options
  • Choice of round air-filled pontoons, D-shape air-filled pontoons, or foam fenders”


Oracle Racing – Team USA

Naiad of Newport, RI

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