The world’s leading builder of high-speed ships, and three-times winner of the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a commercial vessel, has added another accolade to its list of achievements by winning the Australian Industry Award for “Australian Manufacturing Trade Magazine of the Year” with Incat – The Magazine!
As an industry subscription publication, Incat – The Magazine (ITM) actively promotes Tasmania’s unique role on the global high-speed ship scene through first-class journalism, expert commentary and customer participation.

Published six times a year the 36 page full colour magazine not only focuses on Incat’s product range but also the vital role of an abundance of Australian suppliers involved in the completion of the world’s best ships. Of particular interest to middle and senior management of some of the world’s largest shipping companies are the contributions to the magazine by Incat’s suppliers, detailing their own specific areas of business through editorial and advertising.

The first issue of ITM was published as recently as 1999, with the eleventh edition distributed this week. For such a young magazine to take this award is testimony to the Incat team constantly on the move around the world, who ensure ITM is kept fully up to date with all issues affecting the industry.

Each member of the Incat workforce receives a copy of ITM to keep them up to date with the company’s activities worldwide, but over 90% of the magazine’s remaining distribution is international.


Tasmania’s Premier, Mr. Jim Bacon, congratulated Incat on receiving the award. “It is pleasing to acknowledge that the entire graphics, design and artwork process of Incat –The Magazine is handled “in-house” at the Hobart head office”, he said.

Who better to produce a dedicated publication with the aim of informing crews, terminal staff, agents, management, the military and indeed all interested in fast ships, of industry news than Incat – the world’s leading high-speed ship builder.

ITM significantly enhances the employment prospects of Australian shipbuilders, by its ability to reach the world’s fast ferry operators and by informing those within the industry of the rapid product developments taking place. We believe ITM carries out a very important task. That task to promote Australian industry.