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Marine and Engineering Services

We’ve built a reputation for practical, no-nonsense engineering that stands up to time, use and the elements. As a result, we’re often sought out for marine and land-based projects alike.

Ship repair, refit and conversion

We enjoy working with the owners and crew of boats, ships and yachts of all sizes to create just the right answer for every challenge. With fully-equipped workshops and local, hand-selected contractors on standby, we manage your whole project to MCA, Lloyds and ISO9001:2008 standards.

Marine engineering

In particular, we specialise in overhauling propulsion and steering gear, ballast and bilge systems, and deck machinery – to all the relevant quality standards. We’re never happier than working with an engine; repairing a windlass, winch or capstan; or refurbishing a tail shaft.

Hull and steelwork repairs

Whether working in mild steel, stainless steel or aluminium, all our repair and fabrication work is carried out by fully Lloyds-coded welders – and that extends to all our non-structural, shell plate, tank, pipe and vacuum-tested processes. Naturally, we’re always happy to have our work inspected by a surveyor or third party.

Testing and inspections

As you’d expect, we offer the full range of industry standard tests and inspections, including gangway calculations and testing, PAT testing, anchor chain calibration, engine crank deflection, and class-approved thickness and non-destructive testing. We also carry out air and water pressure tests, tank load tests, and dimensional verification to a micrometer level.

Fabrication and welding

We have long experience in making pieces that last, in aluminium and steel – and not only for on board ship. We’re often asked to make railings, hatches, stairs, ladders, gates and grilles – as well as structural steels, and sheet metal work including ducts, vents and trunking.

Machining

Our machine shop is fully equipped with lathes, slotting and drilling machines, and a large milling table. We regularly machine and fit precision parts like bearings and cylinder heads, for both seagoing and land-based duties.

Corrosion protection

To protect our work for the elements, we offer pressure washing and UHP water blasting – achieving a low-salt finish – along with airless paint spraying, and priming, coating, grinding brushing and etching to deliver a flawless result. And if the dock needs to be enclosed and climate-controlled, it’s not a problem.

Multi-skilled support

To save you the expensive headache of looking for the right local contractors, our support services can cover everything from carpentry, upholstery and electronics to forklift operations and waste management. Of course, if you already have preferred suppliers, they’re welcome here too.

From start to fit and finish, we promise you first class work, competitively priced – from a friendly engineer.

We’d love to hear about your project. Feel free to get in touch.

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