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Our dedicated team of professionals are skilled in all types of repair and modification, from routine maintenance and breakdowns, to specialised one-off projects like wheelhouse and casement enlargements and replacements, vessel lengthening and sheltering, vessel fishing type conversions, fuel efficiency upgrades, custom-made nozzles, engine replacement and hull shape modifications.

We can deliver typical fuel efficiency savings of between 15 and 25 per cent by assessing and tailoring solutions for propulsion systems (including engines, gearboxes, propellers and nozzles) to each individual vessel. We also design and build in-house, custom-made propeller nozzles, ranging from 1300 to 2700 mm in diameter. Other related services include propeller refurbishment, vessel unit fabrication, shell plate replacement, stability assessment, ballast alterations, conversion of engine-cooling systems, sea-keeping improvements, hull blasting and metallisation, and upgrades and installations of fish-handling equipment and conveyors.

With our own dry dock facility at Whitby, we can carry out works both in and out of the water, and both our yards are fitted with the latest manufacturing and lifting equipment so that we can take care of everything from routine vessel maintenance and painting, to complete overhaul and large-scale re-modelling.

Engine and gearbox repairs, servicing and reconditioning

We can help to maximise the lifespan of a vessel through annual servicing and maintenance, including rebuilding, repurposing and reconditioning this kit to make sure it is delivering to its maximum potential for safety, performance and fuel efficiency. By conducting a drivetrain analysis on any older vessel, we can assess its current performance and make recommendations for improving its power, speed and fuel efficiency.

We also shotblast, waterblast, metallise and resurface vessels to help protect their long-term structural integrity.

Vessel re-design and re-modelling

We can completely re-design and re-model boats to meet the developing needs of their owners, including shell plate replacement and altering hull lines, wheelhouse and casing replacement, repurposing (for example, turning trawlers into gill netters), lengthening to increase fish hold capacity, and complete re-fits to modernise and bring older boats into line with modern standards.

Grant-finding assistance

We have extensive experience of the requirements of grant-making bodies like the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and can assist customers in completing grant applications by providing detailed scope of works and estimates for modifications that enhance fuel efficiency, crew comfort, safety, and catch quality.

Cost-benefit analysis

If you own a vessel that has been in service for a number of years and are wondering whether to repair, re-model or replace it, we can carry out a thorough analysis of its working efficiency and provide you with a recommendation as to which option might best suit you.

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