SPONSOREDOcean Shipyard Limited is a new shipyard located in Southampton UK that specialises in the build of both Southerly and Bluewater yachts, as well as refits and bespoke joinery. Ocean Shipyard’s fleet includes Southerly 48, Bluewater 50 MK3 the first Southerly 42, which is being launched in spring 2023.
Design, Build and Restore Luxury with Ocean Shipyard Limited
Ocean Shipyard was founded in January 2022 and is the ambition of Managing Director Steve Edwards, a veteran of British boatbuilding with over 36 years experience, from Aston Martin to superyachts. Steve’s intention is to offer Shipyard Services to other marine and non-marine businesses and clients, in particular the capability of Ocean Shipyard’s well-equipped Joinery and Refit facilities, which have already received a great response from the market.
In addition, Ocean Shipyard has secured the exclusive rights to build Southerly and Bluewater yachts, with full access to all the intellectual property and tooling required. This ensures that the yard itself is a standalone business and does not rely solely on new yacht builds to survive the ebbs and flows of what can be a difficult market.
Ocean Shipyard states on their website that “having two strings to the Ocean bow adds strength to the business, but more importantly provides job security for the highly skilled and experienced people that are the real heart and strength of the enterprise. The desire to hand-build the fabulous and exclusive Southerly and Bluewater yachts is the ambition of every member of the team at Ocean Shipyard.”
THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS – BUILDING LUXURY
The Southerly Yachts and Bluewater Catamaran brands are proud members of Ocean Shipyard, who design and build perfect blue water cruising yachts designed to take two or more people around the world on the ultimate journey of exploration. From luxurious ocean passages to secluded bays and inlets, a yacht built by Ocean Shipyard unlocks endless possibilities of relaxation. All Ocean Shipyard yachts are bespoke and built to meet each customer’s particular requirements.
DEFINED BY QUALITY – DESIGNING LUXURY
Ocean Shipyard are now working closely with yacht design consultancy Synolo Design to create interior, structural and engineering designs and drawings for the fleet, bringing extensive design experience of yacht building to Ocean Shipyard.
Ocean Shipyard’s onsite Joinery department can provide its services to a wide range of carpentry needs, including bespoke yacht furniture. With expert craftspeople who have over 40 years’ experience and a passion for creating bespoke joinery projects, almost any requirements and projects can be accommodated, from domestic one-off jobs to large project collaborations.
Alongside their impressive 5-axis CNC Machine, which is perfect for one-off complicated plug mouldings or the nesting of flat sheets, Ocean Shipyard has the capabilities to carry out specialised veneering work. The Ocean Shipyard in-house finishing team combined with a high quality Spray Booth are able to create custom made and hand crafted furniture to the highest standards.
UPGRADES, REFITS AND SERVICING – RESTORING LUXURY
Ocean Shipyard’s passion for boats does not stop at building.
“Our skilled workforce also offers a refit service for yachts that need a little TLC. Our aim is to help you experience the feeling of a new yacht, without losing memories of past adventures.
“Our Southampton, UK, shipyard offers a full range of yacht build, maintenance and refit services. Whether a fresh coat of anti-foul is required, electronics package upgrades, new upholstery, interior renovation or you are considering a complete extensive restoration, no job is too big for Ocean Shipyard.”
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