Burgess Marine Expands Again

Marchwood Slipways

As if to reinforce the news that Britain is leading the way in superyacht refit contracts

Britain’s largest independent ship repairer Burgess Marine has secured a long-term lease from ABP Southampton

The lease is for the two slipways at the top of Southampton Water that are currently occupied by Marchwood Slipways.

The acquisition adds the port to the long list of operational bases in the likes of

  • Dover
  • Portsmouth
  • Portchester
  • Poole
  • Avonmouth
  • Devonport
  • Palma Mallorca

The facility will be renamed Burgess Marine Marchwood and will be under Burgess Marine’s management from October 1, 2015.

The footprint provides two rolling slips – one of 500T and one of 1000T – both slips can support vessels up to 70m LOA – and 183m of jetty with berthing.

The site offers opportunities for short, medium and long-term storage, ultra-high pressure water blasting washing and open shot blasting.

Burgess Marine will also be providing its ‘standard’ shipyard services to include project management, structural engineering in both steel and aluminium, mechanical engineering, marine grade electrical engineering and hydraulic repairs and renewals.

The site will supplement Burgess Marine Portchester’s 1000T syncrolift and yard at the top of Portsmouth Harbour.