25 years of marine excellence

Boats in line

The landmark 25th anniversary edition of Seawork, the UK’s leading event for workboats and working vessels, takes place over 11-13 June 2024 in Southampton, UK. Its sister show Speed@Seawork, which focuses on fast vessels operating at high speed for security interventions, military use, and search and rescue, is being held the day beforehand, Monday 10 June.

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New vessels in the pipeline for Macduff Ship Design

Macduff ship design

Macduff Ship Design is looking forward to delivery of a number of new-build projects over the coming months, including an innovative 18.5 m battery electric hybrid service catamaran, two mussel harvest vessels and a 21m landing craft.   Alongside these vessels, which are nearing completion, are several new design contracts for a range of aquaculture…

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Coastal Workboats grows Stornoway team

Coastal workboats

It’s been full charge ahead for Coastal Workboats after signing a new 10-year lease agreement with Stornoway Port Authority for their Marine Engineering Workshop at the turn of the year. The months that followed have seen an ongoing roll-out of a recruitment drive to grow the company’s local team on the ground, a vast procurement…

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Innovation at sea

Moen Marine hydrogen boat

The marine sector is changing, with alternative fuels and bigger vessels coming onto the market, says Sandy Neil The world’s first hydrogen workboat, the UK’s first 100% electric workboat, the return of shipbuilding to Stornoway, a new super-sized wellboat and a merger between marine operators have all helped to make it an eventful 2023 and…

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Seawork 2024 focuses on costs and carbon footprint

The conference programme at Seawork 2024, the leading event for workboats and working vessels, will have cutting operating costs and reducing carbon emissions as its key themes. The landmark 25th anniversary edition of Seawork takes place over 11-13 June 2024 with Speed@Seawork Monday 10 June 2024 in Southampton, UK. This year’s conference will lead on “The Future Fuel Matrix &…

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Progress made on Inverlussa thermolicer for Mowi

With the easing of lockdowns, staff at Nauplius Workboats in Holland are now hard at work building the new 35m vessel for Inverlussa Marine Services, which they will operate on behalf of Mowi Scotland. Delivery is still expected to be on the original timescale, which will be before the end of Q2 in 2021. The…

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New Workboat Named By Isle of Lewis Pupil

Ten-year-old Ava Douglas from the Isle of Lewis has been crowned the winner of a competition to name The Scottish Salmon Company’s (SSC) new workboat with her entry ‘Spirit of the Sea’. SSC organised the competition with Bernera Primary School giving pupils from P3-P7 the chance to name the new workboat, which will be used…

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