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Over three decades the Noakes Group has expanded into a multi-faceted operation that stretches across three Australian states and includes six boatyards, a historic ferry charter business and a marina and hotel.

Woolwich Dock 

One of the great historic shipyards of Sydney Harbour, Woolwich Dock offers a quality repair and maintenance service and berthing facility.

Kermandie Hotel and Marina 

Noakes' new state-of-the-art floating marina and adjoining historic Kermandie Hotel is forty five minutes drive south from Hobart along the shores of the Huon River, Noakes' new state-of-the-art floating marina and adjoining historic Kermandie Hotel.

Rosman Ferries 

The Rosman ferry fleet consisting of five meticulously restored iconic Sydney Harbour heritage vessels of various capacities, offering a range of charter services.

Lessons Afloat 

Lessons Afloat carry out unique excursions for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and English Language Studies onboard the Rosman Ferries using the stimulating and diverse learning environment of Sydney Harbour.


Noakes' managing director Sean Langman has partnered with Sydney restaurateur Con Dedes and on July 1 the pair will officially open Deckhouse, Sydney's newest waterfront café and function centre at Woolwich Dock with uninterrupted views to the city skyline and the unique choice of arriving by road or water.

Noakes Youth

The Noakes Youth program was founded in 2005 by Sean Langman with the view of providing opportunities for youth to develop themselves physically, mentally and socially, through an environment that encourages exercise, education, employment and community interaction.