Established 50 Years Ago

Established by Ken Parker and John Oliver.

Based at Spital Bridge in Whitby before moving to the town’s Eskside Wharf in 1992, we have grown tenfold and are now recognised as one of the leading boat builders in the UK.

We’ve come a long way since we built our first new boat, the Jacqueline Anne, in 1997, developing from a five-man repair business operation in the 1970s to a workforce of over 70 people. We have experienced success based around good design and a quality product that consistently exceeds client expectations”, Managing Director Jim Morrison.

Fabrication | Engineering | Project Management | Design

Parkol Marine Engineering

In 2017 we opened a second yard in Middlesbrough. This enables us to service unprecedented demand and build bigger, more diverse types of vessels.

"We’ve come a long way since we built our first new boat"

"Today’s team shares the passion of our two founders and has a wealth of experience in fabrication, civil engineering, project management and design innovation. With skill, passion and a solid reputation, we continue defining exciting stages of our evolution."

Jim Morrison Jim Morrison, Founder
Vessels Built

Meet the Directors

Jim Morrison

Managing Director

James Morrison

Fabrication Manager and Director

Andrew Oliver

Engineering Manager & Director

Sally Atkinson

Project Manager & Director

Ian Paton

Technical Director

Meet the Team

Tricia Willis

Procurement & Project Manager

Ben Hogarth

Electrical Foreman

Stacy Fleming

Buyer & Project Manager

Jo Himsworth

Accounts Assistant

John Hall

Storekeeper (Whitby)

Mark Gilpin

Chargehand Painter

Olga Straw

Office Administrator

Matthew Trousdale

Fabrication Chargehand

Geoff Dryden

Health & Safety Co-ordinator

Stefie Kosa

Accounts Assistant

Stefan Cirlig

Joinery Chargehand

Andrew Miller

Fabrication Chargehand

Alisha Dent

Purchasing Assistant

Samuel Hutchinson

Welding Chargehand

Mihaela Cirjan

Office Administrator

Terry Wood