Stern First


12/10/2017, 5:36 PM

SternFIRST and Superyacht Australia

SternFIRST is now a proud active member of Superyacht Australia.  Find out more info at  SternFIRST are proud to solve the unique requirements of powerboat and superyacht owners and have been operating now for over a decade, and still growing.  With a product line that continues to add innovation and a uniqueness that boatowners have come to recognise, we are continually upgrading our manufacturing facility with a dedication to high quality.  We support Australian Industry and a big thank you to our clients and marine representative groups for their ongoing support of our products.

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11/07/2017, 6:51 PM


SternFIRST is currently hiring staff.  If you are already proficient or are willing to learn in a dynamic marine business, you need to contact us. These roles are hands-on working with Rigid Hull Inflatable boats and stainless steel fabrication in our facility in Brookvale, Sydney. We pay well, have a great inclusive atmosphere and are a young team with a lot of drive.   If this sounds like you, get in touch via

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06/12/2014, 9:08 PM

Introducing Northside Inflatables

Northside Inflatables is a brand new division of SternFIRST aspecialising in inflatable boat repair, rejuventation and customisation. Using the world class products from Polymarine   we are proud to be offering these unique service to inflatable boat owners...

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05/17/2012, 1:31 AM

Custom Made Stainless Transom Davits

 SternFIRST are proudly designing and manufacturing custom 316 stainless steel transom davits to suit your yacht or powerboat. With our unique single winch lifting system and endless options, these are a great looking and great performing addition to any boat! Call SternFIRST on 02 9905 5800 to get more info and pricing.

Check out the Gallery for more examples of our custom stainless steel work. 

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Deck Cranes and Chocks

SternFIRST and Davco have combined to bring you the perfect combination for the stowage of your dinghy on the deck or hardtop of your boat. 
Davco have been making crane davits since 1986 and were the first Australian company to offer a fold-up and extendable boom davit not only in Australia, but worldwide. Davco have patents on their technology around the world and their systems are used by some of the world’s largest boat manufacturers including Maritimo and Riviera.
SternFIRST have developed a unique removable swivel chock system that incorporates marine stainless steel with hypalon pads to hold your dinghy securely to the deck when underway.  When at anchor and with the dinghy launched, the chocks simply slide off the quick-release bases to leave the deck free of obstructions for the safety of your guests and crew.
SternFIRST can also supply and fit Davco hydraulic swim platform systems and the new electric sliding roof systems that are becoming a much desired item on the larger sport cruisers.
Contact SternFIRST today for an obligation free quotation.



Thank you Mitch for your great service. I will not hesitate in recommending you to our clients in the future.  P.S. Cheers for the bottle opener - it snaps the lids off no worries!   Regards - Shane

Just inflated the Sirroco - looks like new. Your guys did a great job of repairing & cleaning, so much so that I will now store it under cover!
Thanks again for a truly great job. - Warren Wilson

Hi Mitch, I picked up the custom stand-off arm earlier today and just wanted to compliment you on the great service!  I have found service to be pretty slow in the boating industry, but you guys are a standout exception!

Thanks - Rod

I'd like to thank Mitch and the SternFIRST Team for the work done on my Maritimo 62.  The service was prompt, the communication was seamless and easy, and any repairs that needed to be attended to were actioned immediately.  Thank you very much again for a job well done.

- Chris Riotto

Thank you so much for the quality work your team did on the swim platform rails for our Riviera. To place an order and then have the finished product 1 week later was brilliant  and these days is unheard of. Dealing with you and your team was a pleasure and I will certainly be telling anyone who asks where I had them made that they should only go to SternFIRST for quality and excellent service..."

-Steve Ferguson

Many thanks for the great job on Old Salt. Took the boat out today, what a difference. Many, many thanks. Hope your business brings you great success this year..."

- Bruce Goldman

What a first class job you did on the deck chocks on my Riviera 45, easy to use and quality workmanship. Thanks Mitch..."

- Dennis Stokes 

We really appreciate the fact that you have put quality workmanship ahead of getting a job, which reinforces our decision to come to SternFIRST..."

- Simon Bryan 

Thanks for getting to our boat so quickly, your work was first class.  Thanks also to Mitch for all the help he gave me... "

- Jamie Stanistreet 

Quality, looks and functionality are so important when choosing an accessory system for my yacht. Weaver products are obviously high quality... "
- James Barclay

Our Maritimo 48 was crying out for the solution SternFIRST supplied and fitted.  A great job from a great team, thanks again..."

- Phil Jackson