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It’s been a busy year for Berthon Marine Services

October 31, 2017

It’s been a busy year for Berthon Marine Services. Highlights include painting a fleet of autonomous survey vessels and undertaking a steady flow of refits and repairs from the MOD. We have also been very busy preparing the Marine Defence Police fleet for the arrival of the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier to Portsmouth.

Read more about these news stories and more below.

Border Force RIBs in for life-extension programmes

Berthon kicked off the year by winning and completing an international tender for the repair and refit of three RIBs for the UK Border Force.

These 7.4m Delta RIBs support our Border Force fleet of 42m Damen Cutters to secure the UK’s waters. Working closely with UKBF, Berthon undertook the repair and equipment upgrade to the Delta fleet, while minimising disruption to the vital work this organisation undertakes around the UK.

Read more about the marine services available at Berthon here.

Autonomous Boats arrive at Berthon

2017 saw Berthon working closely with Portsmouth based ASV Global world leader in unmanned marine systems. During the year, Berthon saw a fleet of autonomous boats come through our paint shed.
Read more about this great British firm, and fascinating technology which is used around the world’ on ASV’s website.

Further details of Berthon’s state of the art paint facilities and the services we provide can be found here.

New Vessel Designs on the Website

Berthon has been proudly building boats since 1877. In recent years, Berthon has built 38 all-weather self-righting lifeboats for the RNLI along with a number of Pilot, Patrol and Survey vessels for our government and commercial clients. Using the experience gained in these demanding environments and working closely with our design partners, Berthon has developed a range of designs to provide unrivalled sea keeping ability to meet any current requirement.

Outlines of these designs can be viewed here.

120 Boat Mover arrives at Berthon

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new boat mover, supplied by the Italian company ABI Trailers, which is rated for vessels (including Catamarans in a single go as one) up to 120 tons.

It is fully remote controlled and can move both the cradle and vessel together. This boat mover further enhances Berthon’s capability, giving larger vessels access to our boat sheds, paint facilities and workshops.

If you are looking at getting your vessel out of the water for covered storage, maintenance or refit work, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Further details and Berthon’s Capability statement can be found here.

Berthon awarded refit contract with Environment Agency.

Berthon is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for the refit and equipment upgrade on the Environment Agency RIB “Shearwater”.
The contract was awarded via Briggs Marine, and included the supply and fit of new four-stroke outboard engines; the supply and fit of a new collar; fuel system maintenance; electric system repairs, and navigation suite upgrade.

Read more about the marine services available at Berthon here.

Berthon to Exhibit at UK Harbourmaster Event – 22nd November 2017 – Victory Services Club, London.

As members and supporter of the UK Harbourmaster Association, Berthon will be attending this ever-popular event which will include a technical seminar providing a topical mix of regulatory, operational and technical issues of relevance to harbour masters and port marine personnel, as well as a trade exhibition.

Read more about this great organisation here.

If you are attending and exhibiting at the event, please come to our stand where we will be happy to discuss how Berthon can support your organisation.

See you at Metstrade, 14-16 November 2017 – Amsterdam

Berthon will be exhibiting on stand 11.705 at Metstrade show – the world’s biggest and most visited business-to-business marine equipment show. This global business platform and community focuses on innovation, market development and on-site networking, and attracts over 15,000 people and 1,471 companies.

If you are attending the event please come to our stand where we will be happy to discuss how Berthon can support your organisation.

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