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It's always a proud moment when Parkol is featured in the press and it feels even more poignant in today's environment as we look back at our achievements and tenaciously face the challenges of the coming year.   

This article by Phil Penfold and James Hardisty of the Yorkshire Post celebrates the heritage of boat building in Yorkshire and the significant role that Parkol Marine Engineering Ltd plays in that. Click here to read the front page article in the Yorkshire Post Magazine.


Credits: Article by Phil Penfold. Pictures by James Hardisty @snapperjim. ©YorkshirePost Newspapers


Just a week after launching Reliance III in Whitby and we've done it again!

On 10th September 260-tonne Havara was launched at our Middlesbrough yard. It will serve as a salmon feed support vessel and it is eventually headed for the Shetland Islands.


Photo credit: Mike Upton


It was a proud moment when Reliance III launched in Whitby following one of the most challenging times that Parkol has faced since it started back in the 70s. Despite the set-backs caused by COVID-19 the vessel was launched on schedule, which is testament to everyone who worked on her.

This is the second boat that Parkol have built for owner John Clark. We built Reliance II for him back in June 2009. Now that she is in the water, there will be approximately a three weeks of testing, commissioning, sea and fishing trials. 

Reliance III is a 20 meter 190 ton twin rig trawler for catching fish such as haddock, cod, monk fish, megram, and prawn. It has been built with crew safety in mind, John has incorporated a number of new safety features plus is a more economical and environmentally friendly vessel to run.


Photo credit: Dave Linkie, Fishing News

 The Yorkshire Post joined in with the celebrations as Reliance III, John Clark's second boat built by Parkol, was lowered into the water at the naming ceremony. 

Read their article here:

Photo credit: James Hardisty, jpimedia







We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments in the U.K., and in accordance with Government guidance, the decision has been made for all Parkol Marine office staff to work remotely from 23rd March, until further notice.

This is a precautionary measure to safeguard the welfare of our staff and minimise the risk of the spread of Covid-19.

Customers and suppliers can be assured that the quality of service will be maintained, as staff can be contacted in the usual way, by email and telephone. We do not anticipate any service interruption and will endeavour to deal with all requests as soon as possible.

Our office will be closed to visitors and staff; however, our yards are currently working. We ask all visitors and deliveries to report to the gate on arrival and call the numbers detailed on the relevant notices.

For staff contact details please use the following numbers:

Accounts (Jo Himsworth) - 01947 213140.

Purchasing (Tricia Willis) - 01947 213146.

Stores (Geoff Dryden or Garry Bendell) - 01947 213145.

General Enquiries (Mel Blackburn) - 01947 602669.