Each Moda vessel is custom-crafted and each new owner is treated as a treasured individual. While each Moda boat is therefore unique, Modas are designed and built to fully satisfy a wide range of owners. Moda was established in Brisbane in 2010. The founder who specialised in rescue boats saw a gap in the market and teamed with Scott Robson – a world-renowned aluminium catamaran designer. This partnership brought a new level of line, luxury and safety to die-hard fishing and family cruising in both catamarans and mono hulls in Australia and the South Pacific. After a foray into building commercial vessels, Moda relocated to Newcastle NSW under the aegis of Brain Industries in Carrington. Brain is a large metals manufacturer, specialising in products for mining, tunnelling and oil & gas.
In a very short time Moda’s order book is filling fast with orders for new Moda boats and Moda has expanded to 10 shipwrights and boat building specialists. So to better service the growing level of customer interest, Moda just moved into its own dedicated facility adjacent to Brain – 1,000 square metres of boat building factory under one roof in harbourside Carrington.
This growth is testament to Moda management’s in-depth knowledge of the marine industry. They are all keen boating enthusiasts with salt water also running through their veins. They know what makes a boat sing in all conditions and identify and fix any risks.
Moda’s facility is 100% dedicated to the building of aluminium boats. From the loving laying down of the aluminium frame right through to the paint and fit out of each customised vessel, its’ all completed by Moda under one roof with a dedicated in-house painting facility.
Moda sources from the expertise of market specialist leaders when it comes to designers, engines, electronics, décor, paint systems and finish. Knowing your personal preferences, Moda consults with the top suppliers in each field to confirm the optimum product choice for each vessel. World class naval architect Scott Robson Designs certify every Moda catamaran manufactured and delivered.
Moda utilises International Paints/Awlgrip using top end paint coding systems also used on super-yachts. We install Suzuki – our preferred engine partner. All boat trailers are built by Moda in aluminium … perfectly customised to suit the corresponding vessel. Aluminium vessels have been known to suffer from electrolysis.