Acquisition of innovation

Stella Marine acquires Australian Davits & Cranes.

30 August 2023


Stella Marine, the cutting-edge design, engineering and manufacturing company servicing the marine industry, has purchased Australian Davits & Cranes (ADC).

This strategic move reinforces Stella’s commitment to innovation and expands the company’s product offering.

The addition of Australian Davits & Cranes’ expertise and product range complements Stella’s existing portfolio, creating a broader suite of premium marine equipment and services for Stella’s local and international customers.

Gary Cooper, Founder and Director of Stella stated, “We’re thrilled to bring Australian Davits & Cranes product range under our brand and welcome John Berg (Owner and Founder of ADC) and his team into the Stella family.

“This strategic acquisition not only strengthens our market position but also aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering engineered excellence in marine solutions.

“The product range of ADC is a natural fit for Stella and by joining forces, we aim to create even more value for our customers and drive innovation in the industry.”


Over the past 30 years, Australian Davits & Cranes has earned a reputation for manufacturing reliable and high-quality marine equipment. The two companies share core values of integrity, innovation and customer satisfaction.

Stella Plans to continue manufacturing the entire range of Davits, Cranes and Hydraulic Swim Platforms that ADC currently offers and will also be looking to further develop the range of quality equipment.

With a focus on developing their export market, Stella will continue the push to take their full stable of products to international markets and will be displaying their products at METSTRADE in Amsterdam in November. The ADC product range will be on display alongside Stella’s existing stable of products.

“The ADC 250-kilogram single-stage davit is one of our innovations and we look forward to it being presented at METS,” said John Berg. “The stainless-steel boom extends pneumatically and has been popular with boatbuilders worldwide. We’ve sent hundreds to boats in New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the US.

“We’re excited to be joining the Stella team and look forward to integrating our products into the impressive production facility at Stella – they have the capability and resources to take our range of products to an international market and continue the legacy we’ve built at ADC.”

Throughout the transition, both companies will ensure a seamless experience for customers, partners and employees.



Stella is based in The Boat Works north superyacht facility in Coomera and specialises in the manufacture, distribution and servicing of world-class products for the marine industry.

Founded in 2003, Stella has grown to become one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of marine equipment supplying OEMs and installers worldwide.


Australian Davits & Cranes

ADC is Australia’s premier manufacturer of Davits and Cranes for vessels of all sizes. For 30 years they have been producing high-quality, durable products backed with exceptional customer service and reliability.



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