Custom Works Fabrication & Boat Building

Custom Works is a Darwin-based aluminium design and fabrication company servicing a variety of industries including marine and transportation.

The company was established in 2007 and has steadily grown to employ 10 staff.

Custom Works is also the proud designer and builder of the Territory’s premier aluminium boats. These boats have been the choice of maritime sectors including tourism, Education and training, Water Police, Ranger groups along with recreational fishing.

As a welder and boat builder, Dale and his dedicated team at Custom Works pride themselves on designing, building and delivering the Territory’s premier aluminium vessels.  Integral to delivering this outcome is using state–of-the-art 3D modelling software to develop all Custom Works vessels.  As the only Territory boat builder employing high-end 3D computer design technology, Custom Works is able to deliver accurate hydrostatic information and detailed modelling to assist with the custom designing of vessels to meet the specific requirements of each client.

Custom Works NT modern and well appointed aluminium and steel fabrication facilities are centrally located at 2/29 Tannadice St. Winnellie.  Please feel free to ring Custom Works on 08 8984 3898 to discuss the nature and scope of any job that you are after.

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Why Custom Works?

Whether it is our boats or other fabrication, Custom Works always focuses on one outcome above all others – Quality.  This extends to the equipment we use, the tradesmen we employ, and the materials sourced to ensure the highest quality for the end product.

Close liaison with the customer to deliver what is required is always the key to achieving a satisfying result.  Our in-house computer-aided design (CAD) process provides an accurate insight into the final product i.e. looking at the end from the beginning. While there often doesn’t seem to be enough hours in any day, Custom Works certainly strive to deliver the most out of every hour to get the outcome the customer is after.


“Back in 2011 Custom Works built for me a 580 Eliminator. Five and a half years later and after 2000 plus hours on the water I love this boat even more than the day I got her. There’s nothing truer than the saying that real quality never fears the test of time. Thanks Dale and the CW team.” Peter Zeroni

“Custom Works built our guide boat back in 2011. Our boat has lasted well, it gets towed all round the Top End taking clients out fishing. We work between 150 – 200 days a year. It is a strong and reliable boat handling both shallow water (down 40cm of water) and harbour chop well. Over the years Dale has designed accessories for us to our specs, including a front ladder and a fold away bait board. Thanks Dale and the Custom Works team.” Reel Screamin Barra Fishing

“I have had my Eliminator for 2 1/2 years and couldn’t be happier. Still feels like a new boat and get just as excited each time I hit the water.” Grant Edwards