Over 50 years of specialist marine experience

Company Profile


Our core purpose – reliability – is realised on the water.

Kailis Marine is part of the MG Kailis Group, one of Australia’s most trusted and respected marine organisations.

Founded in 1960 by the late Michael George Kailis, CBE, AM, Cit. WA, Hon DSc (Curtin)  and his wife, Dr Patricia Kailis AM OBE, DCSJ, MBBS (Melb) Hon. DLitt W.A Sust FTSE, FAICD, the MG Kailis Group has grown to become a prominent marine engineering, fishing and seafood group that prides itself on the respect it has earned both locally and internationally.

A history from humble beginnings

From catching and processing rock lobsters in Dongara WA, the Group went on to pioneer many of Australia’s current fisheries – building and servicing our own vessels to operate in some of the world’s most isolated and demanding environments.

Today, we proudly remain a family-owned company with our core values firmly in place across our companies in Kailis Marine, MG Kailis Seafood and Kailis Jewellery.

Our promise

Our core purpose is to maximise the commercial success of our clients by delivering high quality work on time and on budget.

Our promise to our clients is to apply our 50 years of engineering experience and fleet operation to ensure that the most critical outcome – reliability – is realised on the water.

Through our commitment to quality and service, we consistently innovate and problem solve to deliver efficient, reliable solutions.

Our team comprises of deeply experienced managers and supervisors, and specialist in-house tradespeople – all in the one location to deliver a responsive service.

We strive to build long term, trusted and collaborative relationships with our clients, leveraging our knowledge and skills to offer solutions to both opportunities and challenges.